Black History Month 2015

Monday, February 2

Soul Food Dinner
6- 8 p.m., Bush Campus Center, Penn's Inn

Join Penn College for a night of food, fellowship, and storytelling as we kick off Black History Month with our annual Soul Food Dinner. This year’s dinner will feature a story telling performance by Joanna Maddox as Mae Jemison. Dr. Mae Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut to ever travel into space. Her historic voyage on the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992 is the inspiration for this performance by Joanna.

  • Pork Short ribs
  • Fried Catfish
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Yams
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn Bread
  • Banana Pudding
  • Pecan Pie Bars
  • Sweet Tea
  • Lemonade
Ticket Information
  • Penn College Students 1 free ticket with ID, Additional tickets $5 each
    On Sale Tuesday, January 13
  • Penn College Employees, $5 each
    On Sale Tuesday, January 20
  • General Public, $10 each
    On Sale Tuesday, January 20

Tickets are available for purchase at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk open 8 a.m-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Fridays, excluding holidays.

Tuesday, February 24

Dear White People
6 p.m., Klump Academic Center Auditorium
Rated R, Runtime 100 min, 2013

Watch the trailer here. A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America, writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. When Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio program by declaring that white people will now be required to have two black friends in order to avoid appearing racist (and that drug dealers don't count), she immediately catches the attention of the all-black residential hall that is being forced out of existence due to diversification. Subsequently elected president of the hall, Samantha becomes the subject of a reality show that deals with racial issues. Meanwhile, the Winchester University's all-white student newspaper staff mistakenly assumes that young black outcast Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is an expert on black culture, and recruits him to report on the brewing controversy. Author: Jason Buchanan

Please check back as Black History Month nears for additional events.

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