A look at upcoming events in February

EMU is hosting a community conversation Tuesday, Feb. 7 in an effort to combat the negative stigma towards the LGBTQ+ community that Chick-Fil-A has been associated with. Concerns have been raised by students because a Chick-Fil-A will be opening in McKenny Union this semester. The conversation is from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Special Agent Kevin Arnett will be speaking on the mission of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and discussing what it takes to a be a special agent. Membership is not required. The event will be on Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m, Pray-Harrold, room 425.

Professor Stephen M. Ward will be having a conversation on the activism and ideas of James & Grace Lee Boggs, the meaning and impact of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, and the possibilities for revolutionary change today. This conversation will be on Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Lorraine Hansberry's drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," will be in the Sponberg Theatre on Feb. 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7pm, and Feb. 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Tickets are $15.

In honor of Black History Month, the Department of Africology and African American Studies will be presenting a lecture by Robyn L. McCoy. Her lecture will be on "Knowing Your Rights When Encountering: Police, Immigration, or You Are a Victim of Ethnic Intimidation." The lecture will be on Feb. 9 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Center, Rm 310

EMU's Wind Symphony Concert will be performed in Pease Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.

Connect 2017 will be the 6th Annual conference-style event put together to celebrate, create and communicate across disciplines and departments. The event will be hosted by the Faculty Development Center and will include presentations, demos and giveaways on Feb. 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Halle Library.

The Symphonic Concert Band will be presenting a sneak peak of the repertoire of Michael Daugherty before MusicNow Fest on Sunday Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Pease Auditorium.

On Monday, Feb. 13, there will be a workshop from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Halle Library, room 109B for those looking for tools, tips and practices for facilitating uncomfortable discussions about race and intersecting issues. This week the topic is, “How Black Lives Matter Challenges American Racist Traditions.”

Eastern Michigan University alumnus pianist and professor of piano at EAFIT University in Colombia will be performing a recital of new music by Colombian composers on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Music Building, room 110.

Zeta Sigma Chi Inc. will present the documentary "13th" on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium as part of Black History Month. The film explores the history of racial inequality in the United States and following the film will be a panel discussion.

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