In celebration of Black History Month, the library is presenting several events organized by Gloria Rhodes, the library’s outreach librarian.

An Evening Honoring Nelson Mandela
“An Evening Honoring Nelson Mandela” will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in Room LL430/31. The event will begin with a screening of the documentary Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. The film pays tribute to the role played by protest songs in the nonviolent revolution that brought an end to apartheid. Nomsa Burkhardt will facilitate a discussion following the film. Burkhardt is a dancer, folk singer, and percussionist of Zulu heritage. She was born in Soweto, South Africa, and now lives in San Diego. She is the cofounder of IZINDE, an Afro-fusion band comprised of artists from around the world.
Documentary: Cracking the Codes
A screening and discussion of the documentary Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity will be held in Room LL430/31 on Wednesday, February 19, at 4 p.m. The film, by director Shakti Butler, asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic racial inequity. At the showing, film segments will be braided with shared dialogue facilitated by Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers, assistant professor of Africana Studies at SDSU, as well as colleagues from across the campus.
African American Art Exhibition
A tribute to African American art by SDSU African American students will be held in Room LL430/31 on Wednesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition will spotlight SDSU African American students and the art that influences their work.

Free parking is available for the event in Parking Structure 1 on College Avenue. We hope you can join us for one or more of these exciting events!