Chico State Black History Month Includes Rent Party

Feb 5, 2015 8:57 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Black History Month is being recognized in February at CSU, Chico with a variety of events, including the 10th annual Rent Party February 12th.
Black History Month is a celebration of black culture and the achievements of black Americans throughout history.
The Rent Party is a re-enactment of parties held to raise money for rent during the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement from the 1920s and 1930s in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The CSU, Chico Department of Theatre recreates the imagery of this era, and partygoers are asked to dress up as figures from that period whom they admire.
It starts at 6 p.m. on the stage of the Harlen Adams Theatre. A suggested $5 donation will be donated to benefit Chapman Elementary School.

The University's other events for Black History Month include:

Feb. 17: "Loving Story" (film and discussion)
3:30 p.m., Selvester's Cafe

Feb. 18: Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion: "Black in the Ivory Tower" (forum discussion)
Noon, BMU 210

Feb. 18: Zap Mama & Antibalas (musical performance)
7:30 p.m., Laxson Auditorium
Visit for ticket information

Feb. 19: Dinner and a Story: "Conversations Between African-American Women"
5:30 p.m., CCLC (Meriam Library 172)
Requires in-person registration and $5 deposit

Feb. 19: Suzi Q (poetry reading)
7 p.m., Sutter Café, UHUB

For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 530-898-4764 or visit


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