Lecture

YSU; Poetry Reading

As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a poetry reading of poems submitted for a poetry competition, on Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 P.M. in the Jones Room of Kilcawley Center. [Poems will contain subject matter related to Africa, the African American experience, or expressions inspired by historical figures.] More information about the competition or the poetry reading is available at (330) 941-3097.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Bites And Bits Of History Series - Uncaged, Extraordinary Women Of The Civil War Lecture

As part of the Bites and Bits of History Series, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Traci Manning in a lecture entitled Uncaged, Extraordinary Women of the Civil War, on Thursday, March 20th at noon at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch for events in this series. [Traci Manning is the Curator of Education at the MVHS.] More information about this event is available at (330) 743-2589.

Dana School of Music and YSU Diversity And Multicultural Affairs; America's Music Film and Lecture

The Dana School of Music and the Youngstown State University Diversity and Multicultural Office present America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Bluegrass to Broadway - Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip-Hop on Wednesday, March 19th at 7 P.M. at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [This program will feature a performance by Lee Beitzel and the Youngstown State University Dance Studio, a showing of Latin Music USA, a lecture, and a discussion.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3636.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Bites And Bits Of History Series - The History Of Downtown Development Lecture

As part of the Bites and Bits of History Series, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents H. William Lawson in a lecture on The History of Downtown Development on Thursday, February 20th at noon at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch for events in this series.

YSU; Panel Discussion On The Nelson Mandela Legacy

As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a panel discussion on The Nelson Mandela Legacy on Saturday, February 22nd at 7 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [The panelists from various departments at YSU.] More information about this panel discussion is available at (330) 941-3097. 

YSU; Modern Day Slavery In Human Trafficking Lecture

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.

Lawrence County Historical Society; The Music Of America - African-American Contribution

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.

YSU; Molefi Asante Lecture

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.

YSU Poetry Center; Bruce Mills Reading

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.   

YSU; Panel Discussion On African American Contemporary Art

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.

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