Enjoy the beauty of Africa at the "African Culture Night." There will be food, a DJ, dancing, poetry, an African fashion show preview and an educational aspect of different cultures and backgrounds. "Come, See and Conquer" (answering questions relating to the event) and receive a gift card to the store/restaurant of your choice.
Center for Multicultural Education
The International Student Association (ISA) invites all faculty, staff and students to join a panel of international students in discussing the challenges international students experience while in the United States as well as address stereotypes and assumptions that have been associated with them. There will be two sessions; each is designed for different audiences.
The first session is open to all faculty and staff and will be held in the Old Central Ballroom A, Maucker Union, at 1 p.m. The second session is open to all students and will be held in the Center for Multicultural Education at 7:30 p.m.
The Black Student Union will host the Toast for Change banquet and celebrate the past and future accomplishments of African-Americans as well as the work of UNI's Black Student Union. Black History Month supporters and sponsors will be acknowledged as well as the Black History Month committee members. A dance follows the banquet; all are welcome
Randall Kennedy will present "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" as the keynote speaker of the Annual Conference on Human Rights, sponsored by the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights and the Center for Multicultural Education. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the keynote address beginning at 8:20 a.m. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Following his speech and the question-and-answer period, there will be three, consecutive plenary forums on housing, education and criminal justice issues. This event is free and open to the public.
Reception for Randall Kennedy, the keynote speaker for the Annual Human Rights Conference of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights. Kennedy will speak briefly about his topic of "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" at 7:45 p.m. Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. This event, as well as the conference on the next day, is free and open to the public.
The Black Student Union is hosting a talent show to pay homage to African American heritage, past, present and future. Participants can sing, dance, recite poetry or play an instrument. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.
The Black Student Union will present a play showing the history of music during which the actors will need students to come on stage to assist with creating the music.
The Divine Nine Event will portray The Divine Nine Greek Fraternity and Sorority system with an emphasize on black culture. Sororities and fraternities will tell the history of their organizations while stepping and strolling throughout the event.
The Wesley Foundation will host a salsa dance. Lessons from 6-6:30 p.m.; dance until 9:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal and all are welcome. Admission is $1.
The Black Student Union will host an interactive event as part of Black History Month. Experience various aspects of oppression throught the African American community including incarceration, civil rights and more. This event can change you.