Comedian, panel discussions among events scheduled for Black History Month

Multicultural Academic Student Services is hosting a night of food and entertainment as a part of February's Black History Month.

Comedian Willie Lynch Jr. is performing a 5 p.m. Tuesday, sharing his story of struggle with depression and overcoming it to become a top comedian and a winner of the Bay Area Comedy Competition in 2012.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $3 for students and $5 for the public.

Kappa Alpha Psi is sponsoring a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 13 about African American relationships and how society impacts them. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. in Anspach 161.

"Soul Food Junkies," a documentary about the culinary traditions and cultural impact of soul food, will be screened in the Bovee University Center 302 Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14. A discussion of the film will be held after the screening.

Other Black History Month events around campus are as followed:

Feb. 19 – Black History Month keynote speaker Lee Daniels' background is filled with bold stories as real and gritty as the narratives from the films he creates. The event starts at 7 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium.

Feb. 24 – Step Afrika blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Co-sponsored with Program Board and National Pan-Hellenic Council, the event begins at 7 p.m. at Plachta Auditorium.

Feb. 24 – African Americans in Education: This panel discussion will examine the many factors that affect African Americans and the pursuit of education, and will discuss strategies that will assist more African Americans in their pursuit of education. Co-sponsored with Black Graduate Student Association, the event starts at 7 p.m. at the Park Library Auditorium.

For more information on Black History Month events on campus, visit the CMU events calendar website.


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