UCSC's African American Resource and Cultural Center is promoting a full schedule of activities planned for February, celebrated as Black History Month. Those activities include the following:
February 1: Black Cultural Conference. Stevenson Event Center. 5-8:30 p.m. The Black Cultural Conference is a call to action to act with courage as we collectively prepare for changes within the higher education profession as students, staff, faculty, administrators, and allies — today and in the future.
February 2: Black Cultural Conference and Live at the Apollo Talent Show. Stevenson Event Center. 8:30-9 p.m.
February 4: "Slavery's Cinematic Silences: Surveilling Spielberg's 'Lincoln' and Tackling Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.'" Presented by faculty member David Anthony. Stevenson Fireside Lounge. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anthony will host a candid discussion about the films, their representations of slavery, and their place next to our country's historical reality.
February 5: One Woman Event (Rosa Parks). Stevenson Fireside Lounge, featuring Vanessa Adams-Harris. 7 p.m. Vanessa Adams-Harris is Rosa Parks in this dramatic portrayal of Mrs. Parks' life and experiences.
February 6: Student Forum with Robert Moses. Stevenson Event Center. 1-3 p.m. This is an opportunity to engage in discussion with the MLK Convocation's featured speaker. More.
February 6: Annual MLK Convocation. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. 7 p.m. Free. The 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, featuring Robert Moses. More.
February 9: ABSA HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert. Stevenson Event Center. 5-8 p.m. UCSC's African Black Student Alliance is hosting an AIDS Benefit Concert.
February 12: Self Identity Workshop. Muwekma Conference room (3rd Floor Baytree). 4-6 p.m. This is a workshop that helps students to explore who they are as a person.
February 12: Black Male Initiative Event: Barely Sober. Redwood Lounge. 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is an interactive discussion among males only that will be used to diagnose the different reasons for alcohol consumption.
February 13: Grad Student Panel. Esselen Conference Room (3rd Floor Baytree). 3-4 p.m. This is panel of grad students who speak about their journeys into graduate school.
February 22 and 23: AATAT's Amen Corner. Mainstage Theater. 7 p.m. The play addresses themes of the role of church in African American families. More.
February 23: Pachanga. Merrill College Cultural Center. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Explores the musical traditions of Raza or Latino people. Latino sound is well rooted in African musical traditions.
February 24: AATAT's Amen Corner. Mainstage Theater. 3 p.m. More.
February 26: African American and Indian Dialogue: A Historical Conversation. ERC Lounge, featuring Carolyn Dunn. 3-5 p.m. This will be a discussion between African American and Indian people to discuss historical connections.
February 27: My Black is... A Community Town Hall Discussion and Fellowship Forum. Stevenson Fireside Lounge. 7:30-9 p.m. Snacks will be served. This is an event where students, faculty, and staff can come together to discuss the phenomena of being a part of the African Diaspora experience at UCSC.