The 2015 YSU Diversity Leadership Recognition event will honor the diversity & inclusion efforts of area leaders, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, featuring guest speaker Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Murphy will also give a concert at 8:00 pm following the dinner. Tickets and reservations for the dinner and the concert are available at stambaughauditorium.org. More information about the event is available at YSU Diversity & Multicultural Office at 330-941-3370.
Dynamic Earth is currently showing at the YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium, this Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm, and at various afternoon times in March. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the program views Earth systems from above. Firefall, a show about the impacts from comets and asteroids, begins on Friday, February 27th. All public shows are free. There is more information at www.wbplanetarium.org, and at 330-941-1370.
Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's annual juried photography show, featuring fine photography from Mahoning Valley artists, opens February 28th and runs through Friday, April 10th. The juror for this exhibit is Leslie Brothers, Director of the McDonough Museum of Art. Open Tuesday - Saturday, from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free.
The Opening Reception for Photo2015, Trumbull Art Gallery's juried photography exhibit, will be held at Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 PM. The reception allows viewing all of the entries and meeting the artists behind the exhibits.
An Interfaith Pre-Passover Seder Dinner & Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th at 4:30 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium. The meal and ceremony will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger and Father George Balasko. Featured during the ceremony will be Susan’s Seder Singers. Tickets and information at stambaughauditorium.com.
LiveNation and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown are presenting Brian Regan's Live Comedy Tour on Thursday, March 12th, at 7:30 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at Stambaughauditorium.com.
As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, there will be a panel discussion on "What is Wrong With Our Criminal Justice System?" on Wednesday, February 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Jones Room in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Participating will be members of the YSU Department of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, who will address the issues of law enforcement and race, and suggest ways of improvement.
As part of YSU's African American History Month activities, The Bondage Busters present the docudrama The Missing Link, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. The Bondage Busters are a youth group in Youngstown dedicated to empowerment and education of African American youth. The group is led by Youngstown native, Pastor Charles Hudson.
As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.
As part of YSU's African American History Month program, The African Marketplace is bringing together various vendors of diverse African American cultural products, on Saturday, February 14, from noon - 2:00 - pm, in the Chestnut Room, in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus. Musical entertainment will be provided by the youth Harambee dancers and the Youth Choir of New Bethel Baptist Church.