AREA EVENTS What's going on
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
Monday, African Dance Event at 7 p.m., Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center.
Friday, "Traditional Values at Work" lecture by Emmanuel Babatunde at 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 18, Brenda Verner will lecture at 7:30 p.m. on "African American Men and Women: Courtship, Marriage and Family," Gallery, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 22, "A Forgotten Hero: Patrice Lumumba," by Raoul Peck at 7 p.m., Jones Room, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 25, Black-Jewish relations lecture by Rebecca Walker at 7:30 p.m., Chestnut Room.
Feb. 27, comedic performance by Happy Cole at noon, Peaberry's Caf & eacute;, Kilcawley Center.
Feb. 28, "Media Images of African Americans" lecture by Charles Simmons at 7 p.m., Ohio Room, Kilcawley Center.
MAHONING VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Feb. 12, talk about black American food traditions, in the Mahoning Valley by Sarah Brown-Clark, Youngstown clerk of courts, noon to 1 p.m. at MVHS Archival Library, 648 Wick Ave.
Feb. 26, local historian Vince Shivers talk about P. Ross Berry, 19th century brick mason and building contractor credited with building some of Youngstown's foremost institutions.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Tuesday and Wednesday, "A Status of Minority Ohio: A State-Building Initiative for Positive Change," public policy forum featuring Dr. Bessie House-Soremeken, Mark S. Rosentraub, Willie Walker and Hugh B. Price. For more information, visit http:uup.csuohio.edu/forum03.html or contact Suzanne Armbruster at (216) 687-3509.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Feb. 27, showing of "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," at 6 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, 12th floor, Main Library. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. For information, call (330) 672-2962.
Tuesdays, movies at 9:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the David Campus Center.
Wednesdays, brown-bag lunch lecture series at 11:30 a.m. in the Lavin Lounge, Rannou Campus Center, with Drs. Shauntey James, David Samiles, Cynthia Staudt and Mark Rogers as presenters.
Saturday, gospel concert at 7 p.m. in the Rannou Campus Center.
Feb. 16, College Student Appreciation Day at 10 a.m. at Deliverance Christian Church in Canton with the Rev. Dr. Warren P. Chavers.
Feb. 26, performance of "Kings and Queens ... A Historical Celebration of African-Americans" at 9:30 p.m., WU Science Center Auditorium. For information, contact Justin Carter at (330) 490-7259.
MOUNT UNION COLLEGE
Feb. 13, convocation at 10:30 a.m. with "Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family" co-authors Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman, in Presser Recital Hall inside Cope Music Hall.
Feb. 13, Black Student Union Soul Food Dinner and Fashion Show, 7 p.m. in the solarium of Kresge Dining Commons in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, $5 for children (free if under 5) and are on sale in the campus center, or call (330) 823-2138.
Feb. 19, free performance by the Step Afrika! African percussive dance troupe from Washington, D.C., 8 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre.
Feb. 20, free Underground Railroad discussion with Rob Hyde, director of the Haines House in Alliance, which research shows was a stop on the railroad.
Feb. 26, free Black Student Union annual production with "The Harlem Renaissance" theme at 7 p.m., with reception to follow at the union house at 243 Simpson St.