Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 09:30 pm
HISTORY OF THE FUTURE
SIU Medical School is going all out for African-American History Month, hosting a plethora of history- and diversity-themed events throughout February at 801 N. Rutledge St. Check out a handful of historical movies like Birth of a Nation (12 p.m. Feb. 15 in South Auditorium), Miss Evers’ Boys (12 p.m. Feb. 22 in Lincoln Conference Room), or 500 Years Later (12 p.m. Feb. 29 in South Auditorium). Taste African-American foods and soak up culture (12 p.m. Feb. 14 in Pearson Museum), hear UIS associate professor Kamau Kemayo speak about African-American women in history (Feb. 16, 4 p.m. in Dirksen Conference Room), or listen to Marc Nivet, chief diversity officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, lay out an innovative plan for a more diverse medical workforce (6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in South Auditorium). For more information about African-American History Month programs at SIU, contact Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese at 217-545-7334 weekdays.