CSM celebrates Black History and Valentine’s Day

CSM celebrates Black History and Valentine’s Day

 

Charles County

CSM’s Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office Exhibit: The African American Presence in Southern Maryland, 1927 to 1962. Feb. 14-29, La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Building, Library, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Free. No tickets required. JenV@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659 or http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity.

 

CSM’s Department of Student Life: Love Poems Cafe. 12-2 p.m., Feb. 15, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Campus Center, Lobby, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The La Plata Student Activities Committee presents an evening of love poetry. Talented spoken word performers and open mic participants will present. Poet Georgia ME “The Queen of the Spoken Word” will be the featured talent of the evening. Free. JWade@csmd.edu, 301-870-3008 ext. 7047 or www.csmd.edu/StudentLife.

 

CSM’s Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office: “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Adichie: Panel Discussion. 2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 16, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Building, Room LR-102, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Discussion will focus on how individuals view other people, cultures and countries through their own lens which is influenced by the media, literature and images. Free. JenV@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659 or http://www.csmd.edu/Diversity.

 

CSM’s Department of Student Life: La Plata Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance. 7-11 p.m., Feb. 17, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113. Tickets include dinner, dessert and dancing. There will be a surprise competition at the conclusion of the event, please dress to impress. CSM Student Single Ticket $10; CSM Student Couple $15; Non-CSM Student Single Ticket $15; Non-CSM Student Couple Ticket $25. Tickets are limited, please call to reserve. JWade@csmd.edu, 301-870-3008 ext. 7047 or www.csmd.edu/StudentLife.

 

CSM’s Black Student Union: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. 2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 21, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Campus Center, Room CC-100A, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The workshop will introduce some lesser known history makers in the black community. Dr. Aminata Njeri will engage participants in critical thought, contextualizing the impact made in the black community then and what it means now. Light refreshments will be provided. JamesS@csmd.edu, 301-934-7574 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM’s Black Student Union: Black History Month Jeopardy Challenge. 2:30-4 p.m., Feb. 28, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113E, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Participate and learn about the contributions African Americans have made in local, national and world history. Prizes will be awarded. Light refreshments will be provided. JamesS@csmd.edu, 301-934-7574 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office: Black History Month High School Essay Contest. Entries due by Feb. 29, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Open to tri-county area high school juniors and seniors, participants are asked to write an original essay. Three winners will be selected by CSM’s social sciences, human services and teacher education division panelists and will be awarded a $500 performance award toward attendance at CSM. Free to enter. For contest details and rules contact JenV@csmd.edu, 301-934-7659.

 

Calvert County

CSM’s Admissions Department Presents: The African American Heritage of Southern Maryland. 6-8 p.m., Feb. 9, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Join the tri-county black history month celebration co-presented by The African American Heritage Society of Charles County, The Calvert County Historical Society, The Calvert County Minority Business Alliance, The Calvert County NAACP, The Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, and The Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions of St. Mary’s County. Meet local historians, authors and genealogists and learn more about the heritage and contributions of African Americans to the tri-county region. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded for Southern Maryland Black History Trivia. Free. NPharr-Maletta@csmd.edu, 301-934-7524 or www.csmd.edu.

 

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