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Black History Month events continue at SSU

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 | Posted by

Explore the many aspects of the African American experience though a variety of events at Sonoma State this month.

Friday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Independent documentary “Bury the Hatchet” visits the heart of New Orleans to reveal a celebration hidden from mainstream Mardi Gras. In this annual event that dates from the mid-19th century, African-Americans dress up as “Indians” and enact a highly intricate historical event, featuring such hierarchical roles such as chief, medicine man and flag boy. The film’s soundtrack includes rare music passed down through generations, much of which was never been written down nor recorded before the 1970s.

Presented by Sonoma Film Institute. $4-$6, free to SFI members, under 12s, and SSU students w/ID. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall.

Thursday, noon. Black Panther Re-Enactment. Black Scholars United portray members of the Black Panther Party, Stevenson Quad.

Thursday, noon-1 p.m., “Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism for LGBTQ Communities of Color,” Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, Stevenson 1002.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Black History Month Comedy Jam, featuring Clinton Jackson at the Pub. The show is free, but space is limited. Tickets available at the Student Union.

For additional events and more details, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/newscenter/2012/01/post-91.html.

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