Berks hosts Black History Month events

In observance of Black History Month, Penn State Berks will host a variety of events and programs throughout the month of February. Events are only open to students of the college unless otherwise noted.

— Feb. 2: Laugh Out Loud with Louis Ramey from "Last Comic Standing," 9 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

— Feb. 4: Earth Rhythms teaches African Drumming, 1 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

— Feb. 5: Berks Multicultural Consortium and Community Celebration, a joint event of the Higher Education Council of Berks County, 7:30 p.m., Alvernia University.

— Feb. 6–7: Film: "The Express," tells the story of the first African-American to win the Heisman, Ivy Lounge, 9 p.m.

— Feb. 23: Tea for 2 or 3, students will learn about teas from around the world, 1 p.m., Perkins Student Center Penn State Room.

— Feb. 26: Jitters Coffeehouse Series presents the poetry of Bluz, 9 p.m., Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room, open to the public.

In addition, the Multicultural Office will take students to Kutztown University to hear hip-hop gospel artist Kirk Franklin discuss using hip hop as an instrument in the church on Feb. 10, and will transport selected minority students to the Penn State Achievement Conference at University Park on Feb. 20–21.

Finally, The Mission, a campus diversity group, is displaying an exhibition in the Perkins Student Center throughout the month, and will present an African-American history show at the end of the month.

For more information, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.


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Last Updated March 19, 2009