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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month - What is Black?

Jackie Robinson and Brad Pye
Jackie Robinson and Brad Pye from The Tom and Ethel Bradley Center photographic archive.

For the third year in a row, the Oviatt Library will be joining with educators and artists from across campus to present an enlightening, entertaining, and celebratory series of events to coincide with Black History Month. A diverse calendar of programming is scheduled to run through the entire month of February.

Tell us in your own words Why Does Black History Matter? - come in and record a video or submit your own for our project.

Be sure to check out a slam poetry performance by Vocal ARTillery in the Oviatt Library Learning Commons February 7th 12pm to 2pm.

Political Activism L.A. is a panel discussion on February 21st from 2pm to 4pm in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room.  Representatives from Black Lives Matter LA, Black Panther Party, and CSUN's Black Student Union will discuss political activism.

In addition to our main events, there are special exhibitions in Music & Media and on our new multi-screen Media Wall.

Additional events running throughout the month:

  • What is Black? A curated series of video clips contributed by CSUN’s campus community will run on the Media Wall in the ASRS Viewing Room.
  • “I have a dream” – Martin Luther King Jr., speech will play on a loop in the ASRS Viewing Room.

All month, all free, and open to everyone.

Black History Month at the Oviatt Library is co-sponsored by the Michael D. Eisner College of Education; the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication; the CSUN Division of Student Affairs; and the CSUN Office of the Provost.

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