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Black History Month Events on Campus

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The University of San Diego, through the efforts of the on-campus Black Student Union (BSU) organization and with support from others in the campus community, is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events taking place this month.

BSU Nooner, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, Student Life Pavilion’s Plaza Minor. Come and learn about influential figures in Black history at this event. There will also be free Fiji Yogurt frozen yogurt available.

BSU Movie Night, Amistad, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Center for Inclusion and Diversity in Hahn University Center, Room 225. Attendees will watch the Steven Spielberg-directed 1997 movie, Amistad. The film, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, stars Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins. Free pizza will be served.

Discussion, 5-6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 14, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, UC 225. This event topic, being held on Valentine’s Day, discusses the portrayal of Black love.

BSU Tribute Dinner, 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, Hahn University Center, Forum B. The BSU hosts a dinner that will pay tribute to the late Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American female elected to the U.S. Congress and, in 1972, the first major-party black candidate to run for President of the United States.

Dick Gregory, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. A longtime civil rights leader and human activist, author, comedy and entertainment entrepreneur, Gregory will speak about his vast experiences in what should be an informative and interesting talk.

The Associated Students’ Torero Program Board hosted a free movie screening of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, on Feb. 4 to kick off Black History Month at USD.

— Inside USD staff

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