Melissa Harris-Perry appearance rescheduled for Feb. 21

Melissa Harris Perry300The talk by Melissa Harris-Perry that was cancelled when the early February snowstorm closed campus has been rescheduled for Feb. 21, 7 p.m., in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The event is free for Colorado State students with ID, $10 for community members. Tickets are available online at and can be picked up at the box office in the LSC. Any tickets purchased for the Feb. 2 date will be honored.

Harris-Perry is a writer, professor, television host and political commentator, and is appearing as part of the 2016 celebration of Black History Month at Colorado State University.

Harris-Perry is professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South. She hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry talk show on MSNBC, is a regular columnist for The Nation, and the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America.

In her talk at CSU, “Reflecting on Black History in the context of Black Lives Matter: Questions for our Country and our Colleges,” Harris-Perry will consider how the contemporary Black Lives Matter movement operates as a framework for understanding some of the important challenges we face as a country and as institutions of higher education. These are challenges put into sharp relief as we pause together to mark Black History Month and to ask about its continuing relevance in the 21st century.

Harris-Perry’s appearance is sponsored by the Black/African American Cultural Center, Associated Students of CSU, RamEvents and the Tau Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Events celebrating Black History month continue throughout February. Highlights include:

Feb. 18 — Crash, a film about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11. 7 p.m., LSC Theater. Co-sponsored by RamEvents.

Feb. 20 — Got Soul? Soul Train Line: Dance to the music of the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s — come in your best era attire, or just be comfortable and enjoy food, drinks and desserts. 6:30-8:30 p.m., LSC Ballroom A.

Feb. 25 — Douglas Mpdoni, African American Studies professor from Metro State University, will talk about Africans in diaspora, including recent migrations from the continent. 6 p.m., LSC 386.

Feb. 25-26 — Lunch at the Aspen Grill will feature a special menu of traditional Southern cuisine. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, reservations highly suggested, 491-7006.

For a complete schedule of events for Black History Month, visit the B/AACC website.