African American Student Development


Black History Month Movie: Red Tails
Tuesday, February 5 • 6pm • UU PAWS

Red Tails is a high-flying epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African American aerial combat unit. Inspired by the perseverance and courage of the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, begins its story during World War II when at long last they are given a chance to prove themselves in battle as they battle discrimination on the ground. Sponsored by Veteran Services and the Center for Student Diversity

2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Featuring Benjamin Jealous
Monday, February 11 • 7 pm • UU Chesapeakes I & II

Towson University honors Dr. King and his legacy with special guest speaker Benjamin Jealous, current President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Mr. Jealous is the youngest ever national leader of the organization. We will also recognize the achievements of individuals who have worked tirelessly to turn Dr. King's social justice dream into reality.

Wednesday, February 20 • 5 pm • Susquehanna Terrace

#BeTheDream is a multimedia experience that will explore the ways that young people can use social media to share their dreams for a better world just as Dr. King did. Sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Center for Student Diversity.

Afro-Latinos: The Untaught Story
Thursday, February 21
5 pm • Chesapeake Rooms
There are an estimated 200 million Afro-descendants throughout Latin America; yet the majority, have no political or economic power. Afro-Latinos: The Untaught Story will take you on a journey to meet Afro- Latinos throughout Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations of Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is the story of a shared history not found in textbooks. Come join in this dialogue about these communities who have been invisible until now. Sponsored by the African Diaspora Club and the Center for Student Diversity.

Center for Student Diversity Spring Diversity Speaker Series featuring
Common • “One Day It Will All Make Sense”
Wednesday, February 27 • 7 pm • West Village Commons Ballrooms

Known as the “King of Conscious Hip Hop,” Common is one of music’s most poetic and respected lyricists. Common isn’t just a musician and actor, he is also a role model, author, and founder of the Common Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and development of America’s urban youth. Whether inspiring audiences through his music, books, or foundation, Common continues to break new ground and remains one of hip hop’s most innovative and positive voices.

Women of Color Weigh In
Thursday, February 28 • 7 pm • West Village Commons, Ballroom A
Join the Body Image Peer Eds for a lively discussion aimed at challenging the media’s negative influence on the body image of Women of Color. Win a prize! Sponsored by Counseling Center, Eating Disorders Outreach Committee and the Center for Student Diversity.

Financial Literacy for Women of Color
Wednesday, March • 6 pm • West Village Commons, Ballroom C

Come to this informative and interactive workshop that will show you how to manage your money and plan ahead for financial freedom.



Towson University acknowledges the passing of famed photojournalist, Gordon Parks.


In May 2001, the African American Cultural Center, along with the College of Fine Arts and Communications, awarded Gordon Parks with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.



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