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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Butler

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Location: Carroll Auditorium, Saint Mary's College

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The Butler is a 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong, and featuring an ensemble cast. Loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.…

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Browning Cinema

Directed by Bill Siegel
Not Rated, 94 minutes

No conventional sports documentary, The Trials of Muhammad

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Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself at the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war as he risked fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience.…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

“Created Equal” Film Series: The Abolitionists

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Location: Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium

As part of the National Endowment of the Humanities and Indiana Humanities funded program for the Spring 2014, Dr. Monica Tetzlaff (Indiana University South Bend) will lead a pre-film discussion of the issues surrounding "The Abolitionists," and also introduce the "Created Equal" Teacher materials (via

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Poetry Reading by Mariahedessa Ekere Tallie

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Location: Carroll Auditorium Saint Mary's College

The Office of Student Involvement & Multicultural Services
Presents a Poetry Reading by Mariahedessa Ekere Tallie

Thursday, February 13
6:30 p.m.
Carroll Auditorium
Saint Mary's College

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Ekere Tallie is a poet, writer, educator, New Yorker and world-wanderer.  Her poetry and fiction have been published in several journals including: Crab Orchard Review, Bomb,  Long Shot, Paris/Atlantic, Drumvoices Revue, and Carapace. Her works have been anthologized in Listen Up! (One World/Ballantine), Catch The Fire!!! (Penguin/ Putnam), Bum Rush The Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Random House), Role Call ( Third World Press), Beyond The Frontier (Black Classic Press), The Body Eclectic (Henry Holt), Revenge and Forgiveness (Henry Holt), and The Book of Hope (Beyond Borders).

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

“Faith Ringgold: More than 60 Years”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

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The Snite Museum of Art will host a free artist talk and book signing by internationally known artist and writer Faith Ringgold at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, February 20. The illustrated talk, entitled “Faith Ringgold: More than 60 Years,” will explore the details of Ringgold’s career. Following the talk, Ringgold will sign copies of her books in the Museum’s Mestrovic Studio Gallery.  A limited number of her children’s books will be available for purchase.…

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Friday, February 21, 2014

12 Years A Slave

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Browning Cinema

Directed by Steve McQueen
Cast: With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o 
Rated R, 134 minutes

2 Showings, See Below.

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for freedom in the pre-Civil War era, 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solom12_years_a_slaveon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who, through a tragic turn of events, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing unbearable cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. British director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) provides a harrowing portrait of survival.…

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Apollo Night Talent Show Case

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Location: IUSB'S Grille (IU South Bend Campus)

 

IUSB'S Black Student Union and Titan Productions Presents: Apollo Night Talent Show Case

Join the IUSB Black Student Union and Titan Productions for an evening of song, dance, spoken word, & more.

Admission is Free

When: Friday, February 21 7:00 p.m.

Where: IUSB'S Grille (IU South Bend Campus)

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

"I Am From:Telling Stories of the Past and Present"

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Location: Center for History Auditorium, 808 W. Washington Street, South Bend

A workshop conducted by Dr. Stuart Greene

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It is often said that we are a nation of immigrants. Family gatherings are a time to share and recount memories of travels, hardships, hope, and persistence. These are some of the themes that author Isabel Wilkerson takes up in her book, The Warmth of Other Suns

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Solomon Northup’s Odyssey (1984)

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Browning Cinema

Directed by Gordon Parks
Cast: With Avery Brooks, John Saxon, Mason Adams, Rhetta Greene
Not Rated, 117 minutes

Adapted from the autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave, this American

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Playhouse version of the incredible events in the life of Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery in 1841, serves as a fascinating, companion piece to the more recent film version. Directed and scored by photojournalist Gordon Parks (Shaft, The Learning Tree), the film stars Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Spenser for Hire) in a more restrained but no less powerful performance as Northup.…

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12 Years A Slave

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center - Browning Cinema

Directed by Steve McQueen
Cast: With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o 

2 Shows, See Below


Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for freedom in the pre-Civil War era, 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solom12_years_a_slaveon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who, through a tragic turn of events, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing unbearable cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. British director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) provides a harrowing portrait of survival.

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Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit February 21-22, 2014

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Location: Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall (Indiana University South Bend)

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February 21st: 

Symposium by trumpeter Rodney Craig Mack @ 12:00 noon

Brass Master Class @ 3:00 p.m.

Where: Education and Arts Building room 1103

               1002 S. Esther Street (IU South Bend Campus)

Admission to both events is free of charge

February 22nd:

Black History Month Celebration Concert…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“Created Equal” Film Series: The Loving Story

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Location: Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium

Dr. Marc Rodriguez (Indiana University South Bend) will lead a pre-film discussion of the issues and social context of “The Loving Story." The screening will follow.

After the film, guests will be invited to participate in a "Q and A". Materials from the National Endowment of the Humanities website will be made available, and Dr. Rodriguez will provide links and other information via online materials and resources.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

MLK Lecture Series Presents Charles Holt

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Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum, Notre Dame Campus

MLK Lecture Series presents TED Speaker and Broadway and Television Actor Charles Holt!

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Charles Holt is a gifted Broadway actor and dynamic inspirational speaker who shares his message of healing, empowerment, and freedom with audiences around the world. He has starred in some of the most celebrated and spectacular shows in American Theatre history such as Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Lion King. He received national acclaim and rave reviews for his multiple char

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Friday, February 28, 2014