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Spring 2010 Calendar

Throughout the Spring 2010 semester, the Black Cultural Center offers a wide variety of events.  These activities are open to all in the community.  To download the entire Spring 2010 Calendar - click here.





January 2010

  • Monday, January 11–Sunday, February 21

    PLATFORMS - Patrick Earl Hammie
    Stewart Center Gallery

    Patrick Earl Hammie (Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) explores the tension between power and vulnerability as he re-imagines the modern male. Drawing from history as a son, male and African American, Hammie’s portraits symbolize his shadow selves and visualize the effort to reconcile inner duality and transcend masculine ideas. "PLATFORMS" is presented in collaboration with "A Raisin in the Sun" at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette and the Purdue Galleries.

  • Thursday, January 21

    Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Lecture
    Fowler Hall, Stewart Center 7:00 p.m.
    Patricia J. Williams "Seeing a Color Blind Future"
    Sponsored by Diversity Resource Office 

  • Friday, January 22

    Join us for a panel discussion at the Purdue Black Cultural Center with artist Patrick Earl Hammie; Steven Koehler, Managing Director of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette and director of "A Raisin in the Sun," as well as cast members from the play.
    Black Cultural Center 3:00 p.m.

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Febuary 2010

  • Thursday, February 4

    Wellness Week – BCC Health Fair
    Black Cultural Center 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    The Health and Wellness Fair will include free screenings and culturally relevant information on physical activity, nutrition, sexual health, mental health, academic success and relationship enhancement.

  • Dr. Ian SmithThursday, February 4

    Dr. Ian Smith – Healthy Planet 2010 Powered by Purdue
    Fowler Hall/Stewart Center 7:00 p.m.

    Dr. Ian Smith is the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show "Health Watch." He is the medical/diet expert on VH1’s highly-rated "Celebrity Fit Club" and the former medical correspondent on NBC News Network where he filed reports for NBC’s "Nightly News" and the "Today Show." He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Daily News.

  • Wednesday, February 10

    Difficult Dialogues – Race & Social Movements
    Black Cultural Center 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    BCC and American Studies: Difficult Dialogues continues during spring 2010 with discussions of "Power." Discussions about Race and Social Movements will begin in February and run through April with presentations on Black Power, Brown Power, Red Power and Yellow Power as social movements in the 1960’s and 1970’s along with a discussion that examines "whiteness."

  • Sunday, February 21

    ROCK-A-MY-SOUL - Bach Chorale with Black Voices of Inspiration
    First Baptist Church, 411 North 7th Street, Lafayette, IN 4:00 p.m.
    Tickets: $25 General Admission $16 Student/Child

    ROCK-A-MY-SOUL will bring together for the first time the Bach Chorale Singers and the Purdue Black Voices of Inspiration for a jubilant program of spirituals and traditional gospel songs. Rooted in the deep and expressive tradition of African American spirituals, this musical celebration of Black History Month promises to be a vital and dynamic musical experience, as well as a highly engaging cultural conversation between two of our community’s most accomplished singing groups.
    For a news release and more information - click here.

  • Wednesday, February 24

    "Lyrics from Lockdown"- Bryonn Bain
    Fowler Hall, Stewart Center 7:00 p.m

    "Lyrics from Lockdown" is an unforgettable journey through spoken word poetry, Hip Hop theatre and rhythm & blues. This true story begins when Bryonn Bain ("60 Minutes," "The Village Voice," "BET-J's." "My Two Cents") is wrongly imprisoned in New York City jails while studying law at Hardvard University. This multimedia solo performance tackles America’s unresolved contradictions with a virtuosic sense of humor and breathtaking lyricism.

  • Saturday, February 27

    BLACK PURDUE and ThinkFast
    Stewart Center 214 6:00 p.m.
    A feature length documentary that explores the African American presence at Purdue University beginning in 1894. Black Purdue takes us from a world of exclusion and isolation through cataclysmic social change and seminal student protests. Immediately following the audience members will participate in ThinkFast, an film interactive Black History triva game show.
    For more information - click here.

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    March 2010

  • Friday & Saturday, March 5 & 6

    Historical and Cultural Tour, Chicago, IL
    Participants will visit the DuSable Museum of African American history. A special exhibition "Freedom’s Sisters" will be on display. We will also visit Bronzeville, one of the nation’s most significant landmarks of African American urban history. A guided city tour will include information on the Great Migration and highlight African Americans who contributed to the development of Chicago.
    General Public $110.00; Purdue Student $35.00
    Registration due: February 12, 2010 (Includes transportation, hotel and admission fees).
    Click the following links to access the registration form - .doc; .pdf

  • Wednesday, March 10

    Difficult Dialogues – Race & Social Movements
    Black Cultural Center 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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    April 2010

  • Thursday & Friday, April 1 & 2

    New Directional Players - Spring Production
    Directed by Artisia Green Black Cultural Center 7:00 p.m.  

  • Wednesday, April 7

    Black Thought Collective - Spring Symposium
    Scholar-in-Residence: Heidi Lewis
    Black Cultural Center 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 11

    Black Voices of Inspiration - Spring Concert
    Directed by Twana Harris

    Loeb Playhouse/Stewart Center 3:00 p.m.
    Tickets: General Admission $7.00 Students $5.00

  • Tuesday April 13

    Difficult Dialogues - Race & Social Movements
    Black Cultural Center 2:00 p.m.

  • Friday & Saturday April 16 & 17

    Haraka Fest
    Artist in Residence - Khari Bowden

    Black Cultural Center 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 24

    Jahari Dance Troupe
    Choreography: Kevin I. Jeff
    Tickets: General Admission $7.00 Students $5.00
    Loeb Playhouse/Stewart Center 7:00 p.m.

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