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February 2004

African American History Month.
In 1926 Dr. Carter Woodson instituted a week-long celebration of the contributions of African Americans to history. Dr. Woodson chose the week of Abraham Lincoln's birthday (February 12). In recent years the observance has expanded, and now the entire month of February is celebrated as African American History Month. Because of the variation in terms used, this month is also known as Afro-American History or Black History and Black Experience Month. Each year, the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life & History, founded by Dr. Woodson, sets the theme for the month.








Confederation Agreement Day : Senegal
Candlemas : Christian
Bean Scattering Festival (Setsubun) : Japan
4 "Queen Sized Revolution: Fatphobia 101. OSU Women's Center Series. 5:30-7:00 pm. OSU Women's Center. 5
Constitution Day : Mexico Lantern Festival (Yuan-hsiao): China
     Waitangi Day : New Zealand

T'u'B'Shvat (New Year of the Trees): Jewish

7   T'u'B'Shvat (New Year of the Trees): Jewish  
Constitution Day : Philippines
9 St. Maroon's Day : Lebanon 10 11
National Foundation Day (Kenkoku Kinen Bi) : Japan     

Women's Health Series: Healthy Relationships. 1:00-2:00 pm. OSU Women's Center.


NAACP Meeting, 7 pm. Westminster House, Corvallis

13 14  Valentine's Day : United States
Nirvana (Buddha's Death) : Buddhist
16 Independence Day : Lithuania                    Presidents Day : United States 17

CAD Community Forum on Mental Health Issues. 7 pm. Corvallis Public Library.

"Race: The Power of An Illusion - The Difference Between Us". Video & facilitated discussion. Phoenix Inn, Albany. 6:30-8:00 pm. Free. Refreshments

18 Maha Shivaratis (Shiva's Night): Hindu

Panel on Breast Reduction Surgery. OSU Women's Center Series. 6-8  pm. OSU Women's Center.

"Race: The Power of An Illusion - The Story We Tell". Video & facilitated discussion. Phoenix Inn, Albany. 6:30-8:00 pm. Free. Refreshments

Beginning of Japanese internment (1942) : United States

"Race: The Power of An Illusion - The House We Live In". Video & facilitated discussion. Phoenix Inn, Albany. 6:30-8:00 pm. Free. Refreshments
20 "Feminism: Redefining the F Word." 4:00 pm. OSU Women;s Center. 21
National Mourning Day : Bangladesh. Maha Shivaratri (Shiva's Night) : Hindu.
People Power Day : Philippines. Union Day : Egypt
Defenders of the Motherland Day : Russia            Beginning of Lent : Eastern Orthodox Christian.           

Shrove Monday: Christian  "Fight Like a Girl" Feminist Theory & Self-Defense Skills.. 4:00-5:30 pm Sponsored by OSU Women's Center. Held at OSU Club Escape.

Flag Day : Mexico                          Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras): Christian

Community Alliance for Diversity Board Meeting 8:30-10 am. Gazette-Times Building.  Public Welcome

National Day Kuwait                

Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent) : Christian


Intercalary Days : Baha'i.

 "Fences" An all African-American cast will perform this play about Troy Maxson, former start of the baseball Negro Leagues and the obstacles he encountered in his life. Feb. 26-28, March 4-6, 7:30 pm. University Theatre, Withycombe Hall, $9 general, $6 seniors, $5 students. Info: 737-2784
Independence Day : Dominican Republic.

Occupation of Wounded Knee (1973) : American Indian.

Women's History Month Art Exhibit Begins. MU Concourse Gallery.



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