Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center released its events calendar for celebrating Black History Month with the theme “Celebrating the African Diaspora.”
Among the events will be a special screening at Maya Cinemas in Fresno of “American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,“ on Feb. 21. The free, community event is sponsored by the Fresno State Cross Cultural and Gender Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the documentary starts at 8 p.m. The film will also air nationwide on PBS and locally on ValleyPBS.
The event will feature a video, “Letter for Black Lives,” a discussion on “What is Black Lives Matter” and a performance of “Testament” from the play “Hands Up,” followed by a final discussion.
A special event featuring Fresno City Singers and the Fresno State Choirs, “Walk in Peace: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and Black History Month,” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Fresno City College’s Old Administration Building.
The Cross Cultural and Gender Center helps contribute to and develop a safe and welcoming campus environment. Its mission is to foster dialogue and activism to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism and other forms of oppression. The center provides resources for minority students.
Other Black History Month events include:
- 15 (noon to 1 p.m.) at the Cross Cultural and Gender Center: Black Faculty and Staff Association Brown Bag discussion on “Other Hidden Figures: Black Mathematicians,” with Dr. Coleman de Souza. The event is sponsored by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center and the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
- 16 (5:30 to 7 p.m.) at the Peters Education Center: Dr. Malina Abdullah discusses “Sexism in the Black Community,” sponsored by CCGC’s African American and Gender Programs and Services.
- 17 (7 to 10 p.m.) at the Satellite Student Union: Africana Culture Night is sponsored by Black Students United.
- 23 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) at North Gym (Room 118): Rev James Lawson lecture and book signing, sponsored by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center and the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
- 27 (6 to 8 p.m.) at the Peters Education Center: The “Martin Luther King Jr. and Gunnar Mydral Lecture” is sponsored by Africana Studies and the MLK Jr. Gunnar Mydral Committee.
See the full calendar at www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ccgc.
For more information, contact Francine Oputa, director of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, at email@example.com or 559.278.4435.