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“At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality”

Week of February 11

Random Acts of Kindness Week "Reach Out"
This week will focus on paying good deeds forward in the African American community as well as other diverse communities.

Wednesday, February 13

The 24th Annual National African American Read-In Chain
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Nestor Hall West Lounge
Attendees are invited to share oral readings and spoken word poetry in honor of the African American Literary Tradition. Hosted by the Columbus State English Department and sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE. To sign up, contact: Robyn Lyons-Robinson:

Wednesday, February 14

African American Relationships Town Hall
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. NH East Lounge
Power Morning Crew Misty Jordan and the Big Man Konata from Power 107.5 will have a conversation with students about healthy family and romantic relationships. Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ameena Mu'Min and Kimberly Brazwell.

Tuesday, February 19

5th Annual Brothers Keeper Panel
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Conference Center Ballroom (WD)
Distinguished panelists join the campus and community to discuss issues impacting minority men.

Thursday, February 21

Poets in Black Poetry Reading
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Library Studio
Columbus State faculty, staff and students read the poetry and prose of African and African American writers. Hosted by the Columbus State English Department. Sign up to read with Crystal Clark,

Week of February 25

The Racecard Project
Members of the Columbus State college community share their thoughts or experiences about race and identity in just six words. More information at

Wednesday, February 27

Thiossane West African Dance Institute
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Nestor Hall East Lounge
Dancers and drummers from Columbus' premier West African Dance Institute visit Columbus State for a dance clinic and full performance. For more information email

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information call (614)287-2426 or email