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Buffalo State Celebrates Black History Month

Buffalo State Celebrates Black History Month

Posted: February 3, 2014

A variety of events will take place on campus in observance and celebration of Black History Month.

On Wednesday, February 5, the African and African American studies program presents “Mixing Histories: Contemporary Art and Re-Imaging Slavery” at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State. Cheryl Finley, associate professor and director of visual studies at Cornell University, will present the talk from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium. A reception will follow.

The Caribbean Student Organization and the Caribbean, Latino, African American, and Pan-African Alliance have planned a week-long observation, One Love Week, that began Saturday, February 1. In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of recording artist Bob Marley’s renowned Legend album, each day’s program is inspired by one of the tracks of the album. “We will be exploring women’s issues from a global perspective while paying tribute to Bob Marley,” said LaTia Sinclair, complex director for Residence Life and adviser of the Caribbean Student Organization.

Upcoming One Love Week events:

Buffalo Soldier
Monday, February 3
5:30 p.m.
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall
Through lyrics and lecture, learn about the untold story of the Buffalo Soldier with Christienna D. Fryar, assistant professor of history and social studies education.

Jammin'
Tuesday, February 4
noon–1:30 p.m.
Campbell Student Union lobby
Jam with CSO for Bengal Pause.

One Love: One Night Stand Island Def Jam Experience
Wednesday, February 5
7:30 p.m.
Moore Complex lounge
In collaboration with Residence Life.

Taste of Marley
Thursday, February 6
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union Resident Dining Hall
Get a taste of the Caribbean for lunch honoring the 69th birthday of Bob Marley.
Sponsored by Chartwells.

Roots! Rock! Reggae
Thursday, February 6
noon–1:30 p.m.
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
Celebrate Bob Marley’s life and legacy with a Bengal Pause that will be full of rhythms and roots. Enjoy live performances, music, food, and more.

Get Up! Stand Up! for 1Love Foundation
Friday, February 7
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union lobby
Join CSO in an effort of One Million Acts supporting the 1Love foundation. Acts include HIV testing for National Black AIDS Awareness Day; donating empty bottles to Charity: Water; and making a Valentine’s Day card for children at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
In partnership with Weigel Health Center..

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