Tulsa Race Massacre Lunch & Learn

Tulsa Race Massacre poster

February 19th | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm | Library, Second floor, Room 207
Open and FREE to the Community. Mechelle Brown, Member of the Tulsa Race Riot Centennial Commission and the Program Coordinator for the Greenwood Cultural Center will be speaking about the decision to change the name of the Commission and relabel this important historical event as a race massacre. This Lunch & Learn will be live streamed to our RSU Libraries Facebook and Instagram accounts and will be later uploaded to our RSU YouTube page for those who cannot attend. A free lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees. Thank you to Student Affairs for supplying the food and beverages for this event!

 

 

Black History Month Film Series

Black History Month poster

The Feb. 11 film is “Black Panther,” the wildly popular superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The film tells the story of T’Challa who is the king of Wakanda, a secretive and highly advanced African nation. He also is known as the powerful warrior known as the Black Panther. This 2018 film has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Rated PG-13.

The Feb. 18 film is Spike Lee’s “BlacKKKlansman,” which is based on true story of the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. The detective seeks to make a name for himself by infiltrating and exposing the Ku Klux Klan. The 2018 film has been nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Rated R.

The Feb. 25 film is the satirical 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You” set in an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California. A telemarketer finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As his career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. RogerEbert.com calls the film “an adrenalin-shot of a comedy and a fearless dissection of identity politics, corporate malevolence.” Rated R.

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