1:43 PM EST, January 10, 2012
Here is a list of Black History Month events in the area:
- Fulfilling Your Dream: Mariak Machok Chuor, A Lost Boy of South Sudan, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Room G of the Graduate Life Center. Chuor will discuss his life during the decades-long Sudanese Civil War, his journey to the United States, and will read from his book, “Rebuilding What Had Been Destroyed.” This event is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Black Queens of the Mic, a celebration of female rappers and lyricists, on Friday, Feb. 10, 8-10 p.m. at Deet’s Place. This open mic event invites people to get up on stage and discuss the work of their favorite female artists, or recite their own original work. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Adiladilk@vt.edu for more information.
- To support the community and in honor of Black History Month, a Gospel Festival will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Central Virginia Community College Student Center. The Sensational Clouds of Joy and Rev. R. G. Lee of the Scott Zion Baptist Church will be in concert. This event is sponsored by the Black Student Alliance, Alliance for Excellence, and the Diversity Committee.
Refreshments will be served.
- The keynote performance, An Evening of Music and Discussion with John Legend, on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Burruss Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets are $10 with a Hokie Passport card and $20 for general admission if purchased prior to the day of the show. All tickets purchased the day of the show will be $20. Tickets will be available online http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/tickets/events.php or by calling 540-231-5615. Check the box office website http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/tickets/index.php for ticket sale updates.
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