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  • A Ride on the Underground RailroadSunday, February 5, 3-5 p.m.John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South CampusJoin Hofstras Department of Music and friends for a ride on the Underground Railroad. This musical journey, hosted by composer and Hofstra Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nkeiru Okoye, features contemporary and familiar music about the Underground Railroad. Highlights include performances by the Hofstra University Chamber Choir, members of the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra, the Hempstead High School Select Chorale, soprano Diana Solomon-Glover, contralto Nichole Mitchell, tenor Robert Anthony Mack, and pianist Roy Eaton (the definitive master of Scott Joplins ragtime works).Contact: nkeiruka.n.okoye@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra Entertainment, Department of Music, Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series, and the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

    Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History MonthMonday, February 6, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Student Center Caf, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusStudents can enjoy Surinamese cuisine, such as braised pork with cassava and hot peppers served with yams and grilled tomatoes.Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

    Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History MonthTuesday, February 7, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Student Center Caf, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusStudents can enjoy American Creole cuisine, such as bourbon-smothered chicken served with dirty rice and okra. Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

    Black History Month Opening ReceptionWednesday, February 8, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Plaza Rooms, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center North CampusJoin members of the Hofstra community as we formally recognize our celebration of Black History Month. Come hear this years keynote address and enjoy a light reception. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

    Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History MonthWednesday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Student Center Caf, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy Jamaican cuisine, such as jerk chicken with rice and peas and callaloo.Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

    Black in Latin America: Episode 1Wednesday, February 8, 8-10 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusJoin Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

    Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History MonthThursday, February 9, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Student Center Caf, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy Bahamian cuisine, such as sweet and spicy seafood served with rice and cornbread.Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

    Traces of the TradeThursday, February 9, 2:15-3:45 p.m.Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South CampusThe largest slave-trading family in U.S. history lived in New England, not the Deep South a fact so startling to its modern descendants that 10 of them recently embarked together on a journey of discovery that took them from the slave forts of Ghana to the sugar plantations of Cuba, where their family built its fortune. Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstras Labor Studies Program.

    Black and StrongWednesday, February 15, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Plaza Room East, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusCome see a panel discussion with representatives from the Mack Fitness Center, Hofstra Athletics as well as a nutritionist, regarding issues affecting health and fitness in the black community.Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.eduSponsored by Hofstra Athletics and the Mack Fitness Center.

    Diversity, Dialogue, and Desserts Series: Have We Advanced to a Colorblind Society?Wednesday, February 15, 6-7 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusA colorblind society is ideal from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. But are we there yet? Join the Hofstra chapter of NAACP as they discuss the importance of holding on to history and the presence of discrimination.Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and the Hofstra chapter of NAACP.

    Building a DreamWednesday, February 15, 7 p.m.Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South CampusCome join the Hofstra chapter of NAACP for a question-and-answer session with Dr. Ed Jackson Jr., who serves as the executive architect of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc., providing both management and continuity of the design and construction processes of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial monument from beginning to end.Contact: hofstranaacp1@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstras chapter of NAACP, NOAH Program (The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program), and the Hofstra Cultural Center.

    Black in Latin America: Episode 2Wednesday, February 15, 8-10 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusJoin Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

    Film: Aint Scared of Your JailsThursday, February 16, 9:35-11 a.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South CampusFifty years before Occupy Wall Street, young college students risked their lives in the Civil Rights Movement to demand racial desegregation in the South. On the half-century anniversary of the Freedom Rides, this award-winning film shows how these students ultimately succeeded despite the often brutal responses they met. Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstras Labor Studies Program.

    Senior Service Day Hempstead Boys & Girls ClubThursday, February 16, 3-7 p.m.Atrium, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center North CampusHelp mentor a child after school at the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club. First priority for this opportunity will be given to seniors, but it is open to all students. Transportation will be provided. A $10 refundable deposit is required upon sign up. Contact: OSLA@hofstra.eduSponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

    Real Talk: No RespectThursday, February 16, 9 p.m.Plaza Room Middle, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusJoin us for an open discussion about the pride, stereotypes, stigmas and obstacles that come with being a person of color and how these views have been programmed into history.Contact: omarpeele@aol.com Sponsored by Hofstras chapter of NAACP and the Black Student Union (BSU).

    Black in Latin America: Episode 3Wednesday, February 22, 8-10 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

    The Dark Side of ChocolateThursday, February 23, 12:45-2:10 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus The bitter secret of the sweets we eat today is that child labor is a key ingredient of much of the chocolate produced by giant global candy corporations. Find out why, and what we can do about it.Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstras Labor Studies Program.

    Film: Cuba: An African OdysseyThursday, February 23, 7-10 p.m.Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South CampusFrom Che Guevaras military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo to the fall of Apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries in the 60s. Cuba: An African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cubas support for African revolutions, one of the Cold Wars most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.Contact: mattmpoy23@yahoo.comSponsored by Hofstra Afrikan Students Association (HASA).

    Black History Comedy Slam: A Night of History and Performances in Black ComedyMonday, February 27, 8 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Come enjoy a historical look at black comedy as well as performances by comedians influenced by this history.Contact: omarpeele@aol.com Sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU), Ha-Ha-Hofstra, the Hofstra chapter of NAACP, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

    In the Wake of the Dream, Where Are We Now?Tuesday, February 28, 7-9 p.m.Plaza Room Middle, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North CampusJoin the participants of the MLK Leadership Retreat as they reflect on their experiences and discuss the progression in our society from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s epic speech to today. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

    Black in Latin America: Episode 4Tuesday, February 28, 8-10 p.m.Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the