University Prepares For Black History Month Activities
Ferris State University joins the celebration of Black History Month
with a series of events – events that are free and open to the public –
hosted on campus.
“The most important thing is that black history
is American history. The more individuals are exposed to it, the more
they will see the significance of it in our daily lives. It is a part of
our country’s history,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of the
Office of Multicultural Student Services.
A series of events are planned on campus
Ebony Embers” begins the month’s activities on Friday, Feb. 25
(rescheduled from Feb. 2), at 7 p.m. in G. Mennen Williams Auditorium.
The lives of three influential African Americans are presented by a solo
actor and trio chamber group in this theatrical work.
2011 Image Awards will take place Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the
Rankin Student Center Dome Room. Faculty and students will be recognized
with awards for their accomplishments on campus.
State of Emergency discussion, put on by OMSS, is scheduled for Feb. 7.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Dome Room. A panel of Ferris student
leaders will be present to discuss issues currently affecting African
Americans. In addition, the program will journey through a timeline of
historical events that have changed the educational landscape for
- Step Afrika! is an OMSS
presentation set for Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in G. Mennen Williams Auditorium.
This is the only dance company in the world specifically dedicated to
- “This is my Soul” is a neo soul poetry
session that incorporates painting and dancing. The event is being
sponsored by the student organization You Beautiful Black Women and
begins at 7 p.m. in the Dome Room on Feb. 24.
students participate in these events to learn more about African
American history and to see how it is reflected within the community.
“We need to spotlight those cultures not by month, but throughout the year in as many
opportunities as we can,” he said.
for Black History Month are sponsored by OMSS, Williams Auditorium, the
Festival of the Arts Planning Committee, the College of Arts and
Sciences, the Humanities Department, the Diversity and Inclusion Office,
YBBW, Black Leaders Inspiring Critical Knowledge and funds allocated by
the Finance Division of Student Government.
For more information about Ferris’ Black History Month events, visit the OMSS website
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