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February  2008


Soul Glow Bowling Night

Putting Edge Fun Center at Howard Hughes
7:22pm -9:22pm

Come enjoy a fun-filled night of glow in the dark bowling at the Howard Hughes Center located at 6081 Center Drive, Culver City. $7.50 per person (includes one round of golf, a glow bracelet and a soft drink). The Putting Edge also has a full arcade and food options! We will meet in front of the Lyon Center at 6:22pm for carpool! Please contact Christal Young at (323) 573-5576 or for more info or for carpool.

Sponsored by: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority


Eyes on the Prize Viewing

United University Church
10:00am -5:00pm

UUC will be screening the historic PBS Documentary series "Eyes on the Prize." This documentary series illustrates the power of selflessness and community. In addition, the film serves as a reminder of the contributions grassroots organizations and the religious community's dedication to a free and just world. All are welcome to bring a snack/lunch, sit, listen and be inspired by the power of self, truth, and the belief that all are created equal. Free coffee and tea provided.

Sponsored by: United University Church


Sickle Cell Blood Drive

Trousdale Parkway

People with Sickle Cell Disease are in need of blood transfusions to help replace abnormal blood cells. During the week of Feb. 4th a blood drive will commence to help the fight.

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Sickle Cell Awarness Informational


Sickle Cell Disease, an inherited disorder, is a debilitating condition that affects red blood cells and is prevalent in the African American community. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that become hard and pointed instead of soft and round. Sickle cells cause anemia, pain and many other problems. This infromational will give further information on how students can help those with the disease.

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Shadows of the Past Showcase

Trousdale Parkway
11:00am -2:00pm

Stretching down Trousdale Parkway will be an exhibit displaying and honoring the past struggles of the Black community and accomplishments of Black leaders.

Sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha & Sigma Gamma Rho Sororities


Howard University Exchange/Study Abroad Informational

Student Union 415

Are you craving that Black College experience? Would you like a change of pace from the USC student body community? Would you like exposure to a community thriving with culture and insightful academic leaders at your finger tips? Come out to the Howard University Exchange & Study Abroad Informational. This experience could afford you the opportunity to study for a semester in the fall. Please RSVP at 213-740-8257.

Sponsored by: CBCSA


Faculty, Staff & Student Mixer

Parkside Arts & Humanities Resident Hall Multipurpose Room
4:00pm -6:00pm

This is a great opportunity to network with influential people on campus. Target Corporation is sponsoring the event and will discuss opportunities for employment and internships. Don't be late because you may be the winner in our raffle were great prizes will be given away.

Sponsored by: CBCSA & Black Faculty & Staff Caucus


Screening of "Invisible Children" Documentary

Law School Room 130

The film exposes the effects of a 20 year long war on the children of Northern Uganda. These children live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers, and are being forced to fight as part of a violent army. But, do you think you can't do anything to help these children? You're wrong! Find out how you can support even from thousands of miles away! Be PROACTIVE!

Sponsored by: Association of Blacks in Pre-Law & Black Law Students Association


Real Men Cook

Chesire Cat in the University Religious Center

Come get your grub on!

Sponsored by: 100 Black Men of USC


Queens Historical Society Presents "Queens of the Nile, Now"

Bovard Auditorium

See a regal cast of over 100 performing art students bring alive the great Queens and Kings of Africa and their contributions in this play to music by Stevie Wonder. The Festival of African Royalty is an exciting resource that fosters appreciation for cultural diversity and motivates students towards their pursuits of academic achievement and greatness.

Sponsored by: Black Faculty and Staff Caucus & Festival of African Royalty


Black QueerStory Film Series: Black LGBT Representation through Film

Leavey Library Auditorium

Alumnus and Director Amber Sharp will be previewing her film "Don't Go," which won the Blue Flame Award for Best Director at the Oakland Black LGBT Film Festival. The cast will also be present.

Sponsored by: GLBTA & CBCSA


Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

United University Church 3rd Floor
6:00pm -8:00pm

Thinking about becoming a teacher or a professor? Want to get the inside scoop on the process? The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be on campus to talk about this great opportunity for students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Mathematics. Many IRT students have received full funding to pursue advanced degrees. The IRT programs are most beneficial to juniors and seniors. You will have a chance to sign up for an interview time at the IRT open house. Interviews are encouraged! The mission of the IRT is to reduce over time the critical under-representation of minority groups on K-12 and University faculties, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.

Sponsored by: CBCSA, APASS, El Centro


Black Expressions: "The N-Word"-Then and Now

Social Work Center (SWC) 106

The Black Social Work Caucus Presents… Black Expressions: The “N-Word”- Then and Now Guest speaker: RiKarlo Handy Producer for BET’s reality show “Keyshia Cole: the way it is” Come and get some food for your soul… Knowledge is Power. Each one~ reach one~ teach one Light snacks will be available!!

Sponsored by: Black Social Work Caucus (BSWC)


Black Women Reaching Back

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority House
6:00 pm -8:00 pm

“An evening of honoring Prominent Black Women in Business and Industry and celebrating the Non-Traditional Entrepreneur!” A Panel Discussion with Prominent Professionals in Business & Industry followed by a Free Soul Food Networking Business Dinner!!

Sponsored by: Irresistibly Beautiful Iota Beta Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Living in the Present Showcase

Trousdale Parkway
11:00am -2:00pm

Displayed on Trousdale Parkway will many of today’s issues, including the actual problems, the current leaders who are fighting them, and how these problems effect our daily lives to raise awareness of the need for progress.

Sponsored by: Somerville Scholars


Black History on the Money

Davidson Conference Center Vineyard Room
4:00pm -6:00pm

This is an effort to create awareness regarding the history of African Americans and United States currency. Mr. John E. Collins, collector & historian, will present and discuss the meticulous collection of artifacts which reveal the manner in which African Americans were portrayed in the economic systems of early America, and which also reveal the history of African American involvement in designing and authorizing American currency. This tremendous collection includes a cancelled check from the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, an illegal bank created by Congress for the exclusive use for free Negroes and ex-slaves. Come to be enlightened about American history.

Sponsored by: Office of Black Alumni Programs & CBCSA


Blacks Making History

ASC 207
7:00pm -9:00 pm

A career panel profiling African Americans in the media and entertainment industry.

Sponsored by: Annenberg Black Student Association (ABSA)


Through the Storm: A Seminar on the History, Music, and Mission of the Black Church

Taper Hall Room 201
2:00pm -5:00pm

Acclaimed historian, Dr. E. Walker, will give a community-based seminar on the history and music of the Black Church. Be enriched and enlightened about how the Black Church has been the nexus of and influence on the African American community since its inception. This event will be followed by a reception at the Office of Religious Life.

Sponsored by: CBCSA & Chapel of Peace Community Church


2008 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant

USC Bovard Auditorium
5:00pm -7:30pm

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Delta Chapter are proud to present the 2008 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant, where seven dynamic, intelligent, and talented female undergraduate students will be recognizes. This event acknowledges and awards students who exemplify superiority in academics, leadership, community service, and talent. The main goal of this pageant is to uplift the minority community on campus, while showcasing the talents and achievements of African American female students who will ultimately be awarded scholarships. This event is free to all USC students with ID and only $10 for General Admission.

Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Where Black is Brown: The African Diaspora in Mexico

Taper Hall 102

Dr. Toni Humber of Cal Poly Pomona will give a PowerPoint presentation and discussion of the African presence in Mexico based on her current research. Topics of discussion will be Africans in pre-colonial Mexico, African Mexicans during colonization and slavery, and contemporary African Mexicans. The photos shared will change the notion that many have of who is Mexican and who is Latino. This presentation’s purpose is to show the cultural and historical commonalities that African Americans and Chicanos/Latinos have.

Sponsored by: CBCSA, El Centro, BSA & LSA


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Bovard Auditorium

This award winning group from South Africa that sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube. They rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his album Graceland in 1986 and have continued to capitalize on their prominence through television, as well as movie and theatre appearances. The group represents the traditional cultural of South Africa and is regarded as the country’s cultural emissary at home and around the world. They are a national treasure of the new South Africa because they embody the traditions suppressed in the old South Africa.

Sponsored by: USC Spectrum


NPHC On the Yard Presentation

Tommy Trojan
12:00pm -1:00pm

Stepping and strolling has been a long standing tradition and rites of passage for Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities. The USC NPHC continues this tradition by sponsoring a Stroll Off or Yard Show for the campus community during the fall and spring semesters.

Sponsored by: NPHC


Soulsa Night: A Night of Spoken Word

Ground Zero
7:00PM -9:30PM

This open mic showcase will highlight student talent at USC. If you're interested in showcasing your talent on the mic, please send an email The well known Flypoet Showcase will be in the house with professional spoken word artists and up and coming musicians.

Sponsored by: CBCSA, BIA, BSA & LSA


Leading the Past into Tomorrow

MPH 106

Think you know your Black history? Well be challenged in a new and inventive way to test your knowledge or to gain more about the struggles, highlights and accomplishments of African American history. There will be refreshments, open mic, performed dances, and loads of information on black history.

Sponsored by: Black Grad 2008


Integration: The worst thing to happen to Black-Americans since slavery

Webb Tower Lounge
7:30pm -11:30pm

Is integration an end in itself? Has integration been good for Black America? Has it been good for all Black Americans or some more than others? Come discuss your opinion with Prof. Amon Emeka and other students. Then watch the Denzel Washington in American Gangster on a widescreen. And yes, there will be free food, so we'll see you on the 28th!

Sponsored by: Webb Tower RA Staff, Webb Tower BG, URSC


Leap Year Formal

Radisson Hotel
7:00pm -12:00am

What a way to end a great month of celebration than with a formal! Dust off your prom dress, get fitted for tux again, and come in your best attire to enjoy an evening of elegance and fun.

Sponsored by: BSA


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