Pitt-Bradford is marking February as Black History Month with a range
of events, from a rhythm and blues vocalist to open forum discussions.
Events are free and open to the
Students will begin their observance
with a day of service Feb. 5 at The Friendship Table in Bradford, serving
patrons from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
On Feb. 6, an open mic night/poetry
slam will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the
A centerpiece of the month’s
activities will be the Real Talk Series, focusing on race issues in
African-American and American culture. The forums will be
“Africa/African-Americans” moderated by Dr. ‘BioDun Ogundayo, associate
professor of French and comparative literature, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10
in the MukaiyamaUniversity Room; “The Paper Bag Test,” a discussion of intraracial
discrimination moderated by Sierra Hairston, assistant director of residence
life, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Lester and Barbara Rice Auditorium
of Fisher Hall; and “The ‘N’ Word” moderated by Dr. Tracee Howell, executive
assistant to the president, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the University
Comedian Mike Winfield will take the
stage in the University Room at 9 p.m. Feb. 12. He has been seen on “The Late
Show with David Letterman,” NBC’s “The Office” and Showtime’s “Comics Without
The next day, Buffalo rhythm and
blues vocalist Denzell Ward and a group of veteran, seasoned musicians will
perform at noon in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Later on Feb. 13,
there will be a free showing of the movie “42,” the Jackie Robinson story, at 6
p.m. at the Bradford Main Street Theater.
On Feb. 18, an “I Love My Hair”
program will offer free haircuts and styling for hair of all types from 6:30 to
9 p.m. in the University Room.
On Feb. 19, speaker and storyteller
Kelli McCloud-Schingen will appear from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Studio Theater. She
uses performance and storytelling to explore identity.
On Feb. 20, alumna Romaine Harrod
’11, will return to campus and moderate an open forum from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in
Rice Auditorium prior to “The Paper Bag Test.”
The entire campus community will
celebrate its diversity as the popular One World Cultural Festival takes place
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.
On Feb. 23, the university will
sponsor a day trip to Buffalo to visit the African-American Cultural Center and
Paul Robeson Theatre. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Binder, associate
dean of students, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-362-5084.
On Feb. 25, Black History Month
Jeopardy will test knowledge of African-American history with prizesfrom 6 to 7 p.m. in the University
Midnight Breakfast featuring the
Diamond Steppers will begin at 11 p.m. Feb. 27 and last until 1 a.m. in the KOA
Finally, the last event of the month
will be the Miss and Mr. Blue and Gold Pageant from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in
Events are coordinated by the Black
History Month committee and sponsored by African-American Student Union,
Student Activity Council, Division of Communication and the Arts, the One World
Cultural Festival committee, Residence Life, Alumni Office and other student
For disability-related needs,
contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or email@example.com.