February 2, 2009

Hey, I wonder what ETSU is doing for February?

...as it turns out, lots of things! Let's squeal and/or glare in disappointment.

Multicultural Affairs Spring 2009

Calendar Events


Why did I hear that in the Mortal Kombat voice?

Black History Awareness Month

Red, Black, and Green Ribbon Giveaway

Tri-colored ribbons will be given in commemoration of Black History Awareness Month.

Information about African Americans contributions will be distributed.

Vague, but okay!

Monday & Tuesday, February 2nd & 3rd

D.P. Culp Center

2nd floor Educational Booth

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs

Movie & Dialogue: The Great Debaters

Inspired by a true story, THE GREAT DEBATERS chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington), a brilliant, but volatile, debate team coach who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college (Wiley College) in the Deep South into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as his radical political views.

Ooooh~ free movies for me! Maybe.

Tuesday, February 3rd

D.P. Culp Center Auditorium

7 p.m.

Sponsor: Black Affairs Association

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Red Ribbon Giveaway & Free Testing

According to BlackAidsDay.org, HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death among black people in America. About half (49%) of the people who contract HIV and are diagnosed with AIDS are black. To raise awareness of these startling facts, red ribbons will be distributed. Free HIV screening tests, materials and information will be available on the Hope for Tennessee RV outside the Culp Center.

Free HIV Testing

Tests are provided by Hope for Tennessee.

Friday, February 6th

D.P. Culp Center

Pedestrian Walkway

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs and Hope for Tennessee

That really does bring up the question of will they be testing you right on the walkway...I don't think so though...

Open Mic Night feat. Georgia M.E.

The mic is hot and open to anyone who wants to share their voice in song or poetry at this program. Special guest, Georgia M.E. will perform and host the event. She is a mild-mannered, full figured, around the way girl from the Westside of Atlanta who received a standing ovation from the world when she exploded on the national scene while appearing on Russell Simmons’ Presents HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. She was loved so much that the producers invited her to return for a second season where she received another standing ovation!

Man I love our open mic nights/slam poetry sessions. We have some badass beatniks hanging around...

Tuesday, February 10th

D.P. Culp Center

Ballroom Left

7 p.m.

Sponsor: Black Affairs Association

Distinguished Guest Speaker

Dr. William H. Turner: Blacks in Appalachia

This lecture is going to make me feel really bad isn't it?

Dr. William H. Turner is the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born and raised in a large coal mining family in Lynch (Harlan County) Kentucky, Turner was awarded his BS in sociology from the University of Kentucky, and his doctorate from Notre Dame University, specializing in race and ethnic relations, later focusing on African American and Appalachian Studies. During a distinguished career involving teaching, research, and administration, Turner has served at Southern University, Fisk University, Howard University, and the University of Kentucky. Turner, a freelance writer, worked (1979-1991) with Roots author Alex Haley as a Research Associate, while penning weekly op-ed columns on the politics of race through a consortium of black newspapers, as well as for the Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, from 1985-2002. The author of more than two hundred essays, articles, and papers, Turner also collaborated on videos and movies with Appalshop as a screen writer and producer; and his signature work, published in 1985, Blacks in Appalachia, remains the first and only book to combine African American and Appalachian studies.

Monday, February 16th

D.P. Culp Center


7 p.m.

Reception following

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Appalachian Studies and Services,

Department of Appalachian Studies

Black History Jeopardy

Think you know about Black History? Make sure you answer in the form of a question. Test your knowledge!

...will I get actual money?

Wednesday, February 18th

D.P. Culp Center

Meeting Room 6

7 p.m.

Sponsor: Black Affairs Association

Movie: Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

....Aaaand I seriously disagree with this.

Wednesday, February 25th

D.P. Culp Center


7 p.m.

Sponsor: Black Affairs Association

"An Evening Under the Stars"

The Annual Semi-Formal Dance is an evening of fun. Students have an opportunity to get dressed up and invite a guest to dance and enjoy the evening. All students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Cameras are encouraged!

Saturday, February 21st

D.P. Culp Center


10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Affairs Association

Rap Sessions Presents: The N-Word and Post Racism in Hip-Hop

A town hall meeting that attempts to answer the important question “can the n-word and post racism co-exist?” The interactive forum will be headlined by leading hip-hop activists, scholars and artists, MC Serch, Lisa Fager Bediako, Jabari Asim, and Tricia Rose.

On the surface this looks interesting. And then...the answer comes to you, and that answer is "Uh, no."


Monday, February 23rd

7:00 p.m., Location TBA

Sponsor: Diversity Task Force Committee

Yeah I know that was all fascinating, but I'm rather excited about at least 3 of those events. At least ETSU is trying!




  2. Thanks for that vid/possible random promotion Anonymous!


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