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Black Student Union sponsors African American Museum trip

February 5, 2010

The Office of Student Affairs and the Black Student Union at Loyola University New Orleans are sponsoring a series of events celebrating Black History Month in February. This year’s theme is “Black in America: Redefining our History.”

Saturday, Feb. 6

African American Museum Trip, 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans
Students who would like to attend are asked to meet in the Freret Street parking garage 20 minutes prior to leaving. Bus transportation will be provided.
11 a.m., Freret Street Parking Garage

Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Tuesday, Feb. 23
Performing Your Perceptions

Come to the One Loyola Room during the window to showcase your talents. Song, dance and poetry are among the mediums students are invited to share and perform.

12:40 p.m., One Loyola Room, Danna Student Center, next to the bookstore.

Sponsored by Co-Curricular Programs, Residential Life and the Black Student Union.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Redefining History
Presentation by Natasha Eubanks, founder of the gossip blog, “Young, Black and Fabulous,” www.theYBF.com. During her talk, Eubanks will be calling out negative images and helping to change black perceptions. She also will be moderating a group discussion on the perceptions perpetuated by media, actions and history. This is an opportunity to squash the myths.
7 p.m., Satchmo’s Jazz Café, Danna Student Center
Sponsored by Co-Curricular Programs and Residential Life.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Expressions of a Gospel Concert
An evening of gospel music and dance.
7 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Thursday, Feb. 18

A Night of Culture

Students from the Black Student Union, the Loyola Asian Student Organization, Muslim Student Association and the University Programming Board, will be performing arts from various cultures.
7 p.m., St. Charles Room, Danna Student Center

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Redefining Sound
Members of the Troy Sawyer Quartet will share their experiences through the years of being young jazz musicians and how these experiences relate to black and world history. Students are encouraged to bring instruments for a jam session.

7 p.m., Satchmo’s Jazz Café, Danna Student Center

Sponsored by Co-Curricular Programs and Residential Life

Feb. 4, 11, 17, 24 and 25

20-Minute Talks in the One Loyola Room

Students will discuss their perceptions of being black through an economic, criminal, color, arts and entertainment perspective. On Feb. 25, students will be in the Mushroom in Buddig Hall (inside the lobby, to the left) for the Culminating Soup and Substance talk to discuss the month.

12:40 p.m., One Loyola Room

Feb. 25, 12:40 p.m., Mushroom, Buddig Hall

Co-Curricular Programs, Residential Life, and Black Student Union

For more information, contact Reagan Sidney, assistant director of Residential Life at 861-5410 or rgsidney@loyno.edu.

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