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Austin Peay State University African American Cultural Center to host several Black History Month events

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – February is now upon us, and the Austin Peay State University Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center has a busy month of events planned in recognition of the Black History Month.

Some of the events are National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Second Annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Fun/Walk, “Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement” lecture and several others. Make sure to mark your calendars and come out to these wonderful events.

The Events Include

February 7th – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. From 11:00am to 4:30pm, the cultural center, in conjunction with Nashville CARES, will provide free HIV/AIDS testing to all APSU students. Free food and giveaways will be available to those who get tested.

February 9th – The Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels. From 8:00am to 4:30pm, the museum will present writings, artwork and other artifacts of African American history in the Morgan University Center lobby. The traveling museum is co-sponsored by the APSU Office of Student Life and Leadership.

February 16th – Peay Soup Neo-Soul Edition in conjunction with Soul Lounge USA. The evening, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, will feature live soul music from R&B artists Jonathan Winstead and Reecy. The event will also feature an open-mic session, giving students the opportunity to express themselves through words, sounds and rhythm in the Clement Auditorium. Free to all current APSU students, faculty and staff with an APSU I.D. $5.00 to general public.

February 18th – Second Annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Fun/Walk. Working in conjunction with the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center, the cultural center is co-hosting this event to raise awareness about breast cancer in the community. The entry fee is $10.00 for students and $12.00 for non-students, with all proceeds going to the Kay Yow Fund. Registration is at 9:00am at the Foy. The race begins at 10:00am at the Dunn Center parking lot. For more information, contact Lauren Wilkinson at 931.221.7564 or .

February 22nd – Hot Topic with the African American Studies Department: Hip-Hop, Is It Still Relevant? This discussion, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the center, will feature APSU assistant professor of African American studies Johnny Jones discussing the significance of hip-hop music and culture and why it should or should not remain relevant in society.

February 28th – “Who Will Lead the Next Social Movement” lecture. From 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Student Publications will host a meet and greet with Jeff Johnson, an award-winning investigative journalist, social activist and political commentator, at The All State office (Morgan University Center room 111). Johnson will deliver a free lecture from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Clement Auditorium. He will draw from his celebrated conversations with marquee world figures in politics, business and entertainment, his grassroots work to inspire the next generation of leaders, his BET specials and his weekly commentaries on the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” in his discussion. The event is sponsored by Student Publications, Student Affairs Services and the African American Cultural Center. A book signing to follow from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the cultural center.

For more information on these events, contact the center at 931.221.7120, or www.apsu.edu/aacc/calendar-events-0.


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