Rose State events to celebrate Black History Month Published February 7, 2018

Black History MonthMidwest City, Okla. – February is Black History Month, and Rose State College is ready to inspire students and community members with events to celebrate a forty-one-year tradition, where our nation recognizes the accomplishments and endeavors of Black Americans over the course of our country's history.

This year, Erica Alvarez, director of Rose State College's G.R.A.D Center and Diversity office, begins Black History Month with RSC's first annual Privilege Walk. This event will be held February 7th in the Community Learning Center at 5pm. Don Bradley, the Associate Dean of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Oklahoma and Special Assistant to the Vice President of University Community, will be facilitating the event. An activity designed to explore an individual's privileges and areas of marginalization, the privilege walk will highlight areas of social categorizations existing on a variety of intersecting planes.

The evening continues with Student Engagement's Movie Night with the showing of “Hidden Figures,” in the auditorium of the Community Learning Center at 6:10 p.m.

Other events during Black History Month include the 2nd Annual Black Male Summit taking place on February 23rd, in the Community Learning Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured keynote speaker at this year's summit is Asa Leveaux, known as America's Leading Clarity Coach, will speak on how young black men can prepare as they begin their path towards higher education. Registration is free.

For more information on this event, call (405) 736-0344 or email Erica Alvarez (