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Week of February 11

Feb 3, 2013, 09:39 pm - Carey Adams

Black History Month @ Armstrong

Celebrating the Connection of Cultures: Latinos, Hispanics, and African-Americans
Monday, Feb. 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Ogeechee Theatre
As part of Armstrong's Black History Month, "The Crossroads of Freedom and Equality," Celebrating the Connection of Cultures will look at the long history of interconnectedness between Latinos and African-Americans. The event will not only examine the Latino/African diaspora, but the discussion will also celebrate the commonalities and distinct uniqueness between the cultures and evaluate ways in which these communities can foster a stronger relationship. For more information, email OMA@Armstrong.edu or call 912.334.2618. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Black/African-American Stereotypes Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m,  Student Union Ballroom
As part of Armstrong's Black History Month program, "The Crossroads of Freedom and Equality," the panel discussion Black/African-American Stereotypes, will be comprised of representatives from Armstrong faculty, staff, and student populations. The panelists will discuss the harsh reality of how stereotypes have plagued and continue to be a burden not only to African-Americans but to society as a whole. For more information, email OMA@Armstrong.edu or call 912.344.2618. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Religions of Africa
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:00-2:00 p.m., University Hall 157
In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of International Studies hosts religious leaders from different diasporas in Africa to share the uniqueness of the continent's various religions. For more information, email OMA@Armstrong.edu or call 912.344.2618.
 
Cafe 1965: Night of Artistic Expression
Friday, Feb. 15, 7:00-10:00p.m., Ogeechee Theatre
As part of Armstrong's Black History Month program, "The Crossroads of Freedom and Equality," Armstrong's NAACP chapter presents Cafe 1965: Night of Artistic Expression, an evening of artistic fusion in honor of the Civil Rights Movement. Poets, artists, and musicians are welcome to display their talents in the cafe. For more information, email OMA@Armstrong.edu or call 912.344.2618. This event is free and open to the public.
 
“The Stupid Giant,” Lecture by Leonard Pitts
Friday, Feb. 15,  Savannah Ballroom B and C
Hear acclaimed journalist and author Leonard Pitts deliver his talk "The Stupid Giant," about anti-intellectualism in America, followed by a Q&A. Free for the Armstrong community.
Noon

See the month's full lineup of events.

Armstrong Participates in Savannah Black Heritage Month

A full schedule of events is available online.

Cactus Flower

February 14-17: Masquers presents Cactus Flower by Abe Burrows. For you and yours this Valentine's Day the Masquers troupe offers a light, romantic bonbon of a comedy about a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his "wife". She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely "cactus flower" right under his very nose. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

Sign Up Now For Spring Teaching Commons Discussions

The first lunchtime Teaching Commons,  “Teaching in Diverse Environments: Safe Spaces within and without the Classroom," will be held Friday, February 15 at noon in Ballroom C.  Discussion facilitators will include  Nashia Whittenburg, Lauren Mason, Kevin Hampton, Wayne Johnson.   Please RSVP for lunch by February 11 to teresa.winterhalter@armstrong.edu.