UALR’s Office of Campus Life celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month Events on Campus
The UALR Office of Campus Life celebrates Black History Month with the following free events:

Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Noon
Donaghey Student Center Meeting Room D
Independent Lens: “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” (PG)

This film takes a  look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher, Daisy Bates.

Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.
DSC Ledbetter Hall, Meeting Room A
Comedian Tracy Ashley
Sponsored by the University Program Council

You know what they say about a person with two first names? Well…who knows? People say a lot of stuff. When it comes to Tracey Ashley people are saying the same thing “This woman is funny!” Known for her seamless storytelling, sharp topical material and hilarious punch lines, Tracey Ashley is a comedienne on the rise.

Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
DSC Ledbetter Hall
Umadabu South African Dance Company

Real Zulus from South Africa will share the traditional and powerful warrior dancing, drumming and singing.

Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
DSC Leadership Lounge
“Dear White People” (R)

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, “Dear White People” is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. The film follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college. Free snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
DSC Ledbetter Hall, Rooms B/C
“Beyond the Lights” (PG-13)
Sponsored by the University Program Council

Free snacks will be provided.

Romance ignites between a troubled young singer on the cusp of stardom, and a handsome young cop with political ambitions in this drama about the power of walking your own path.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
DSC Ledbetter Hall
Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Michel Chikwanine



Michel Chikwanine has overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel grew up amid the terror of the Great War of Africa. He witnessed the torture of his father, the rape of his mother, and endured torture of his own. Much of his childhood was ravaged by the death and decay of a war that claimed the lives of 5.8 million people, his father included, and forced him to be a child soldier. Michel now inspires people to believe in their ability to make a difference and leaves audiences with a new perspective on life, a sense of hope through social responsibility, and a desire for change.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 501.569.3308.

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