Join the RJCC for their monthly "Stand Up for Racial Justice" rally on Friday in the Oak Grove to show open support against and also intolerance for racism and prejudice on our campus! Feel free to bring signs, or anything you feel will help promote the message. Hope to see you there!
“ZUZU African Acrobats is a high energy African acrobatics show from Mombasa Kenya - as seen on America's Got Talent! - who use a traditional African art form set to high energy African beats to bring joy and learning to students across America”.
Location: HUB – Ohio Room
Join us for a modern day version of the 21st century Harlem Renaissance as we reinvite the most renowned place where many African Americans received the jump start in the Black arts. Take a artistic journey will us as we pay homage to some of these artists and tell a story while including our modern day form of art, music, dance and poetry. Doors open at 7pm shows starts 7:30 sharp. Don't be late!
Recent speaker at the NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. program Rev. Scott Weigner shares his story about how he learned fear of African American individuals as a child and how he unlearned this learned behavior. Join the AACC in this discussion on how persons of color can help educate others about behaviors and actions that are or can be perceived as offensive. While non-minorities learn how to evaluate and educate themselves and use their privilege to become an ally.
Location: HUB Ohio Room
Hosted by AACC
Creed is about Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), who never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.
Location: HUB Ohio Room
Come join for Masculinity Mondays! In collaboration with the men of the Lambda Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Health Awareness will discuss stereotypes about the perception of men, their image, and their definition of beauty. Free coffee and food provided!
From fashion to music, to literally claiming to be black (Rachel Dolezal) cultural appropriation is a hot topic. The AACC invites you to come learn about what cultural appropriation is and the fine line between appreciating African American culture and appropriating the culture.
Location: HUB Monongahela Room
If you are interested in ordering your Kente stole for May 2016 graduation, you may come to the AACC during its hours of operation and order your stole. There are a variety of colors and designs, as well as an opportunity to customize your stole. Each stole is $25.
(Those who order after April 20th may have to pay a higher price because of overnight shipping and handling.)
Is there a problem with interracial relationships? Are they okay or not okay depending on the race, gender, and/or sexual orientation of the individuals in the relationship? The African American Cultural Center invites you to come share your experiences and talk about this issue.
Location: HUB Susquehanna Room
AACC welcomes Dr. Malaika Turner as she presents The Revive To Live Workshop. “The Revive To Live Workshop will focus on capturing purpose through the creation of vision boards. Participants will design visual displays that will define the goals that lead to their purpose. It is said that visualization is one of the most powerful exercises for the mind. We will begin the process of visualization through creativity! Come get REVIVED!”
Location: Stephenson G-42
Add the AACC on Twitter (@IUP_AACC) and Instagram (@IUPAACC), take a picture with a short blurb of what your definition of love us, and hashtag #IUPLove16. Try to get the most likes on Instagram and the most retweets on Twitter. There will be a winner chosen by 4:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 12, and the winning pictures will be featured on the AACC'S Instagram and Twitter page and the winner will be contacted to win a PRIZE!
Location: Social Media - Instagram, Twitter
The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge that there is one. Sadly, recent issues of racial comments are not new at IUP or in Indiana. Please join the African American Cultural Center as we create a safe space for students, faculty, staff, and townspeople to talk about their experiences in town and on campus and start to talk about what we can do to acknowledge issues of race, tolerance, and respect. IUP Alumni Matt Thomas will lead the discussion, and in attendance will be Dr. Michael Driscoll, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Rhonda Luckey, and Pablo Mendoza from the Office of Social Equity.
Location: HUB Delaware Room
Colorism is defined as “prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group." Please join the AACC as we present on the topic and open up the floor for conversations, experiences, and questions about this issue.
Location: IUP Punxsutawney Campus – Learning Center Room 122
The citizens of Flint, Michigan are facing a serious water crisis and need support. Help the African American Cultural Center as they collect water and money donations for the community of Flint, Michigan. They anticipate making a service trip to deliver the water they collect to families (tentatively April 2, 2016).
If you are interested in aiding in the service trip, the promotion of the fundraiser, and/or the collection of water please contact Nancy Nkumsah at email@example.com or stop by the AACC office.