Trip Leader: Michelle Brown

Friday, February 10, 2012

February is Black History Month

Celebrate Diversity
February is Black History Month. Every year, SU celebrates the month with a different theme. This year's theme is "Black Women in American Culture and History." I hope that you'll take advantage of the opportunities below to learn more about African American history and culture this month at SU. I hope that our immersion in Afro-Caribbean history and culture in Trinidad and Tobago will underscore the importance of celebrating all of our diverse histories all year around.


Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, and over the course of four Wednesdays, Worship Arts Coordinator DeLyn Celec leads a Harambee Bible Study for all interested members of the campus community. The first Bible Study each Wednesday begins at noon and another follows at 1:00 p.m. Grab a lunch and gather for this Black History Month discussion. Register by contacting Celec at (540) 665-3485 or

Performing Arts Live presents Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Armstrong Concert Hall. The performance is now sold out, so I hope you got tickets!

The community celebrates the life and music of Winchester native John Kirby on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the John Kirby Jazzfest. Featured performers are Shenandoah University's musicians playing authentic John Kirby Sextet arrangements: trumpeter Logan Desabrais, clarinetist Cody Leavel, saxophonist Ryan Ratliff, bassist CJ Fiandra, drummer Rocket Jackson and jazz professor Robert Larson on piano.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like some very exciting events are about to take way.Thanks for posting...