As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Denise Narcisse entitled Modern Day Slavery In Human Trafficking, on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 P.M. in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. [Denise Narcisse is an associate professor in the YSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and has done extensive research on human trafficking and its impact on victims and the community.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
As part of African American History Month, the Lawrence County Historical Society (408 North Jefferson Street) in New Castle, Pennsylvania, presents a free lecture by Jean Speight entitled The Music Of America: African-American Contribution, on Wednesday, February 12th at 7 P.M. [The Music Of America will feature a time-line on the development of African-American music from 1600 through 1950, including spirituals, folk gospel, and gospel hymns, work songs, field calls, ragtime, and boogie-woogie.] More information about this free event is available at (724) 658-4022.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Molefi Asante on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Asante is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University and has been recognized as one of the 10 most widely read African American scholars.
The Youngstown State University Poetry Center and Etruscan Press present a poetry reading by Bruce Mills on Tuesday, February 11th in the Auditorium in the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [Bruce Mills teaches at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, his works have been published in The Georgia Review, New England Review, and more, he is the author of An Archaeology of Yearning, a memoir of his experience with his autistic son, and he is an advocate for education on autism.] More information about this free reading is available at (330) 941-1952.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a panel discussion on African American Contemporary Art on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [An Exhibition by African-American contemporary artist, Youngstown native, and YSU graduate, Maple Turner, will be on display in the Bliss Hall Gallery throughout the month.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
The Youngstown State University Student Government Association, the YSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the YSU College of STEM present Dr. Arthur Benjamin in a free lecture entitled Mathemagics!, on Wednesday, February 19th at 3:15 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Benjamin, who has appeared on many television and radio programs, will add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, recite digits of pi, and other amazing feats of the mind.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3302.
As part of its Coffee and Contemplation Series, the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center presents Barbara Lenarcic in a lecture on the topic Lent - A Time of New Life, on Tuesday, March 4th at 9:30 A.M. at the Villa Maria Community Center (2067 Evergreen Road) in Pulaski. [This event will include a lecture, group interaction, and an opportunity for personal reflection.] Registration and more information is available at (724) 964-8886.
The Ashtabula Arts Center (2928 West 13th Street) presents Susan Powers in a Program on Fashion of the 1950's on Saturday, February 8th at noon. [Susan Powers has been collecting antique and vintage clothes for twenty years, teaches the Costume And Fashion class at Ursuline College and the Victorian Silhouettes class at Lakeland Community College, and her exhibit of 1950's clothing is on display at the Arts Center through Sunday, March 2nd.
As part of its new History in the Making Discussion Series, the Mercer County Historical Society (119 South Pitt Street) in Mercer presents a Lecture by Dave James entitled, Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939, on Tuesday, January 21st at 7 P.M. in the library of the Historical Society. [Mr. James will compare what was going on in Germany to what was going on in the United States and Mercer County during the years from 1933 through 1939.] More information about this free lecture is available at (724) 662-3490.
The Youngstown State University Rose Melnick Medical Museum and the YSU Office of Veteran Affairs present a Lecture by Dr. Sheena Eagan Chamberlin entitled, Historical Understandings Of War Trauma And PTSD: An Exploration Of Social History Through Cultural Narrative, on Thursday, January 23rd at noon in Room 3140 of Cushwa Hall on the campus of YSU. [Dr.