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February is officially Black History Month. Check out CSUMB's programs and events this year in honor of this special time!

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This year's BHM events are sponsored by: Admissions Office; Associated Students, Black Students United; City of Seaside; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Human Communications Department; Community Organizations of the Monterey Peninsula; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Office of Inclusive Excellence; Otter Cross Cultural Center; Otter Student Union; Pan-Hellenic; Peace Resource Center; Raising Eyebrows; and Student Activities & Leadership Development.


January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
City of Seaside | 11a-1p

Seaside's 28th annual MLK Day Parade, w/ event program & keynote speaker following parade. The featured keynote speaker is Thomas Todd, Attorney at Law, Chicago, Illinois; former president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Operation P.U.S.H, which he helped found with Rev. Jesse Jackson. Program will honor the life & legacy of Dr. King with a variety of expressions, including a guest appearance of Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir.  Contact: Tiffany Avery (tavery@csumb.edu).

February 7

National Black Aids/HIV Awareness Day

Main Quad | 12-2p

Tabling event for African American/Black AIDS Awareness Day. Stop by our table and pick up information, a ribbon and a little something else. Contact: Bridgette Johnson (bridjohnson@csumb.edu).

Local Seaside Community | 2-5p

Free condoms and safer sex brochures may be picked up at the following Seaside locations. Experienced counselors will be available at all locations to answer questions. Contact: Akin Miller (akinmiller@gmail.com or 831-224-4980).

Corner of Noche Buena & Military Ave.
Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services, 780 Hamilton St.
Voter Education Center, 1676A Fremont Blvd.
The Village Project, 1069 Broadway Ave.
The Hair Company, 1137 Broadway Ave.

Film Screening: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Peace Resource Center 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA | 7p, doors open 6:30p

This week's film: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011): "Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker." Join us for a discussion about the film after each screening. Admission is free. Donations to Peace Resource Center are welcome. This film series is organized by the Direct Action Monterey Network. Contact: Michael Frederiksen (michaelsfrederiksen@gmail.com).

Khleo Thomas in Concert
BBC | 9:00-10:30p

OSU presents a concert with Khleo Thomas, most know for his role in Disney's Holes as "Zero". Come out and enjoy him in his new music career as a MC.  Contact: Asia Goodall (cpo@otterstudentunion.org).

February 8

National Black Aids/HIV Awareness Continued
Voter Education Center 1676 Fremont Blvd. Seaside CA | 12-3p

Condoms, hot dogs, refreshments, and free HIV testing available! Contact: Akin Miller (akinmiller@gmail.com or 831-224-4980)

February 12

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What's okay, what's not okay, and what's in the Grey? - An examination of the "N-Word"
Student Center Room 120 | 6-8p

Workshop will examine the history of the racial slur and how it is used today by different folks. Workshop will incorporate song lyrics, poetry/spoken word, and video clips that offer differing views. Contact: Angel Martinez (angemartinez@csumb.edu).   

February 13

Mayhem Poets
Student Center East Lounge | 8-9:30p

A trio of lyrical virtuosos poets that blends together raw elements of hip-hop, theatre, and comedy. They speak on important issues of today and reveal astonishing truths that will definitely stick with the audience and fuel some real critical thinking.

February 15

Super Saturday
Seaside Community SDA Church | 10:50a

Student recruitment event! Contact: David Linnevers (dlinnevers@csumb.edu).

February 16

Super Sunday
New Hope Baptist | 10:45a
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Greater Victory Temple | 11a 

Student recruitment event! Contact: David Linnevers (dlinnevers@csumb.edu).

16th Annual Black History Program and Reception
Seaside City Hall | 3p

Program theme this year is "Honoring the Civil Rights Movement" and is presented by the Seaside Art Commission, Monterey County Branch NAACP, Links Inc, Monterey Bay Chapter, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Contact: Ruthie Watts (394-3547).

February 19

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African American Faculty, Staff, & Student Mixer
Student Service Building 47, 2nd floor Conference Room | 12-2p

Meet & Greet to discuss topical issues. Contact: Paula Carter (pcarter@csumb.edu)

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There's Time Enough, but None to Spare
UC Ballroom | 2-2:30p

Award-winning author, Keenan Norris, will be giving an inspirational lunch talk on his life experiences with the goal of motivating Black students to continue to pursue their dreams. This event is open to all CSUMB students, staff, and faculty. Free lunch will be provided to the first 125 attendees!  Contact: Umi Vaughan (uvaughan@csumb.edu

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Keenan Norris Reading
UC Living Room | 7:30p

Award winning author Keenan Norris will read from his recent novel, "Brother and the Dancer," a courageous, gritty coming-of-age tale about two young African Americans in the San Bernadino Valley.  Contact: Debra Busman (dbusman@csumb.edu).

February 20

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2nd Annual Jamboree
Dining Commons | 5-8p

Join us for the 2nd annual Jamboree! Enjoy music, performers and food of the African Diaspora! Contact: Tiffany Williams (tiwilliams@csumb.edu).

Helen Rucker Talk on African American Issues Today
Peace Resource Center 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA | 7p

Mrs. Rucker is a former Mayor Pro Tem in Seaside, former city council person, former president of the Monterey County NAACP Branch 1049, former MPUSD official, Jefferson Award winner and a recipient of many accolades for her philanthropy and dedicated volunteerism on the Monterey Peninsula.  Contact: Akin Miller (akinzopa@hotmail.com or 831-224-4980).

Comedy Night: Mike E. Winfield
BBC | 8-9:30p

Come enjoy some great laughs with Mike Winfield who appeared in BET's ComicView, NBC's Last Comic Standing and host of his own show Off Beat on FUSE Network. Contact: Asia Goodall (cpo@otterstudentunion.org). 

February 21

Martin and Music
BBC | 7-9:30p

 A riveting course of spoken word and speeches from Martin Luther King Jr. with a delicate, yet profound thread of music and narratives performed by the broadway performer Charles Holt and actor Gerald Rivers. Contact: Asia Goodall (cpo@otterstudentunion.org).

Film Screening: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Peace Resource Center 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA | 7p, doors open 6:30p

This week's film: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012): "A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list."  Join us for a discussion about the film after each screening. Admission is free. Donations to Peace Resource Center are welcome. This film series is organized by the Direct Action Monterey Network. Contact: Michael Frederiksen (michaelsfrederiksen@gmail.com).

February 25

Fruitvale Station
BBC | 7-9p

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Contact: Tiffany Williams (tiwilliams@csumb.edu) & Asia Goodall (cpo@otterstudentunion.org).

February 26

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Black Out March
Main Quad | 12-2:30p

In honor of Trayvon Martin and all others who have been victims of racial profiling around the US. Come march with the NAACP in solidarity for justice. Contact: Shiyla Goodie (sgoodie@csumb.edu).

February 27

NAACP Power Meeting
Music Hall | 7-8:30p

Get to know the local NAACP branch members as well as the college chapter. Get to know more about social justice in the Monterey community. Contact: Shiyla Goodie (sgoodie@csumb.edu).

February 28

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Soul on Soledad St.
Dorthy's Place 22 Soledad St. | 9a-3p

In honor of Black History Month, Raising Eyebrows Art Club and Black Students United are collaborating to bring some Soul to Soledad Street. Selected volunteers will assist Franciscan Workers staff in preparing and serving a Soul-food themed lunch at Dorothy's Kitchen and participate in an Afrocentric inspired Art project. Volunteer spaces are limited. For questions & disability accommodations, please contact: Tiffany Avery (tavery@csumb.edu) and/or Asya Guillory (aguillory@csumb.edu).

**The volunteer list for this project is now full.**

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Film Screening: American Violet
Peace Resource Center 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA | 7p, doors open 6:30p

This week's film: American Violet (2008): "A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas." Join us for a discussion about the film after each screening. Admission is free. Donations to Peace Resource Center are welcome. This film series is organized by the Direct Action Monterey Network. Contact: Michael Frederiksen (michaelsfrederiksen@gmail.com).

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National Pan-Hellenic Council History and Traditions
UC Living Room & Ballroom | 9p-1a

History & Traditions of NPHC (divine 9 greeks), followed by dance. Contact: Bridgette Johnson (bridjohnson@csubmb.edu).