Simmons BSO kicks off Black History Month
The Simmons Black Student Organization faired the storm Tuesday to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month. All were welcome to participate in the cake cutting ceremony, and those lucky enough to be passing by received a free piece! The girls were joined by President Helen Drinan and School of Social Work Associate Professor Gary Bailey. If you're interested in celebrating Black History Month, the BSO has planned plenty events this month for you to take part in.
Tuesday February 8, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Quadside: Project Have Hope Bead Party
Project Have Hope started buying beads from the Acholi women in 2006. Through this partnership, sales have increased significantly. Bead bracelets will be sold at Quadside, so make sure to get down there and support this great cause.
Wednesday February 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Center: Black Inventor's Showcase
The Institute of Black Invention and Technology will bring a traveling museum to the Linda K. Paresky Center. It will have more than 100 items, including actual inventions, replicas, representative models, patent drawings, photographs, newspaper articles and biographies.
Friday February 11, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Center: Love Jonesin'
What better way to get ready for Valentine's Day than to groove to performances by Soul4yoSystem?
Thursday February 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the MCB room C-103: Black./Womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent
Don't miss this compelling feature-length documentary highlighting the lives of lesbian women of African descent. Hear these inspiring women discuss coming out, discrimination, love, and activism. Director and producer, Tiona McClodden, will be available for a Q&A following the showing.
Friday February 18, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Quadside: Motown Karaoke Night
The BSO will be holding a Motown themed karaoke night. Email the BSO to sign up and get on the performance list.
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