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Feb. 1 - Feb. 28 (ALL MONTH LONG) - Franklin Lobby/NH West Lounge
Racecard Project 

Students as well as employees of CSCC are invited to share their thoughts or express experiences about race and identity in just six words. Racecards will be honored within an upcoming mural. Racecard drop-boxes will be located in Franklin Hall's Lobby and Nestor Hall West Lounge during Black History Month.

Feb. 10th - 14th (ALL WEEK LONG) - All Over Campus
Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week focuses on paying good deeds forward. As an Additional cultural challenge, think about ways to reach out within the African American Community as well as other diverse communities. Find RAK Week Fliers hanging all around campus to assist in spreading kindness!

Feb. 13 - 11:30am to 1:00pm - NH West Lounge
The 25th Annual National African American Read-In Chair

This event is hosted by The CSCC's English Department and CSCC's Global Diversity and Inclusion Department every February. The purpose is to highlight the importance of literacy to the African American community. Read-In Chain participants join in this celebration by reading excerpts of original and published works that highlight African American themes. The Read-In Chain is nationally sponsored by the NCTE Black Caucus and International Reading Association. Contact Robyn Lyons-Robinson, rlyons@cscc.edu, for more information or to sign-up!

Feb. 17th - 9:00am - 3:00pm - Nestor Hall (East Lounge)
Black History Month Red Cross Blood Drive

The Student Ambassadors and Phi Theta Kappa are helping the American Red Cross on Monday, February 17 , 2014 to hold a blood drive in honor of Black History Month. The drive is from 9 AM to 3 PM, students who sign up to donate receive a coupon to Tim Hortons and enter a raffle to win free Kroger groceries for a year. Students who donate blood receive a $5 Subway coupon. The reason blood drives are so important: "Because of blood phenotypes specific to ethnicity, African American blood donors are particularly important for African American patients in need. Unfortunately only about half of 1% of donors are known to be minorities. You can celebrate Black History Month by giving blood and ensuring the best matched blood is available for whoever might need it." Reminder, your gift of life could save three people!

Feb. 18 - 11:30am to 1:00pm - WD Building 4th Floor Ballroom
6th Annual Brothers Keeper Panel

Distinguished panelists join the campus and community to discuss issues impacting minority men. Light Refreshments Provided. Panelists include......

- Jackie Calderone - Director of Columbus Transit Arts Program
- Matthew Donahue - Section Chief of Special Prosecutions/Attorney General
- Alvin Asiamah - Financial Advisor/Managing Partner at Schumacher
- Malik Willoughby - Director of a Columbus Community Center
- Wade Meyer - Paralegal at Grandview Paralegal Associates
- Shawn Robinson - Elder at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church

Feb. 27th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm - Campus Library Studio
Poets in Black Poetry Reading

Join Columbus State faculty, staff and students in an afternoon of poetry and prose of African and African American writers in celebration of Black History Month. Hosted by the CSCC English Department. Light Refreshments provided. To sign up contact: Crystal Clark - crobinso@cscc.edu.