To commemorate Black History Month, the Black Student Union at Northern Arizona University has the following events planned.

Movie night

WHEN: 8 p.m. every Thursday in February

WHERE: Prochnow Auditorium

WHAT:

  • Feb. 2: “Boyz n the Hood”
  • Feb. 9: “Space Jam”
  • Feb. 16: “Do the Right Thing”
  • Feb. 23: “South Side With You”

Admission and concessions are free with an NAU student ID.

Performances of “Caesar”/”X”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (“Caesar”); Feb. 11 (“X”)

WHERE: Clifford E. White Theatre on the Flagstaff campus

WHAT: Performances of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” and Malcolm Gardley’s “X” performed by the all-black cast of New York City-based The Acting Company. “X” is the story of the life and assassination of activist Malcolm X in the 1960s. Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans, NAU chief diversity officer Carmen Phelps, other administrators and members of the Black Student Union will be on stage, acting as silent members of the jury during the performance of “X.” Theatre professor Mac Groves and ethnic studies professor Ricardo Guthrie will discuss the themes of each play after the performances.

Black Renaissance

WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 25

WHERE: Ashurst Auditorium

WHAT: A celebration that will include speeches from Brenda Thompson, executive director of the Arizona Humanities, and Miles Hodges, a famous poet from Strivers Row, as well as student performances. Dinner is included. Attire is black tie. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for the general public and can be purchased from the NAU ticket office or online nau.edu/cto.