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POSTED: February 16, 2007 5:06 a.m.
 Georgia Southern University will celebrate Black Awareness Month throughout February.
“Black history is American history, and to have a comprehensive look at how this country was constructed and currently functions, it is necessary to make sure this piece does not get left out,” Consuela Ward-Pender, director of the Multicultural Student Center said.
 The schedule of events include the following:
 Thursday, Feb. 1
 • Georgia Southern Black Expo will include booths with artwork, books, food and more relating to African-American culture, between the University Bookstore and Post Office, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 • At the Black Student Showcase, students will exhibit their talents to represent the influence of the Africana Diaspora in the United States, Russell Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.
 Monday, Feb. 5
 • Town Hall Meeting on Diversity. Russell Union Ballroom, 7 p.m.
 Thursday, Feb. 8
 • “Happy to Be Nappy.” Learn about and discuss the different perspectives African-Americans have of each other and how to bridge the racial divide. Russell Union Room 2047, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15
 • Panel discussion “Minorities in Medicine.” College of Information Technology auditorium, 6 p.m.
 • Panel discussion “Minorities in Law and Politics.” College of Education Auditorium, 7 p.m.
  Wednesday, Feb. 21
 • Cultural Book Club Discussion “The Covenant with Black America” by Tavis Smiley. Russell Union Room 2044, noon.
 Thursday, Feb. 22
 • Black History Quiz Bowl. Test your knowledge of African-American history. Russell Union Room 2047, 7 p.m.
 Saturday, Feb. 24
 • Family Reunion. Celebrate Black Awareness Month in a traditional family reunion style that includes food, games and contests. Recreation Activities Center Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 All events are free and open to the public.
Black Awareness Month is sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center and the Black Awareness Month Committee. For more information, call (912) 681-5409.
 

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