Here are a few events to look forward to during the month of September.
African American Cultural Festival
Aug. 31- Sept. 1: The African American Cultural Festival is being held in downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville St., from Hargett St. through City Plaza. The festival will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Festival participants will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of cultural foods and music. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information please visit: http://www.aacfestival.org
Raleigh Improv Presents: Craig Robinson
Aug. 31- Sept. 1: The well-known actor from “The Office” and “Hot Tub Time Machine” will be in Raleigh for two nights only!
For tickets visit: https://improv.com/raleigh/comic/craig+robinson/
Mi Familia/SHPE General Body Meeting
Sept. 3: NC State’s Mi Familia will be holding their first general body meeting of the year in partnership with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The event will be held in Talley Student Union room 4101 at 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 3: NC State’s Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Omega chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. have joined forces for this event. The two chapters will discuss tips on how survive college and how students can make their time at NC State count. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Daniels hall room 334.
Caribbean Student Association Meet & Greet
Sept. 4: NC State’s Caribbean Student Association (CSA) will host their first meet and greet in the African American Cultural Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature food, games and music.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Informational Meeting
Sept. 4: NC State’s Eta Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting an informational meeting at 7:06 p.m. The meeting will be held in Engineering Building III room 2220. Those who are interested must email their resume to Etaomicron.firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Business attire is mandatory.
Sept.5: Harambee in Swahili translates to “Let us come together”. The annual event welcomes students new and old to NC State’s campus. It is described as an opportunity to build community and gain new connections. The event will be held in the Sankofa room of the Witherspoon Student Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (This event has been postponed until further notice.)
The Rho Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lamda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. Presents: Popsicle Fundraiser
Sept. 6: The Rho chapter of Lamda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. will be hosting a popsicle fundraiser in Wolf Plaza from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Popsicles will be sold for $1 each or five for $3.
Mu Omicron Presents: Car Wash
Sept. 7: The Mu Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting their annual car wash from 10:00 a.m. t0 2:00 p.m. at the Burger King on Avent Ferry Rd. (2241 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606). Donations are welcomed.
Brazilian Day Festival
Sept. 7: The first annual Brazilian Day Festival will take place in Durham’s Central Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event will feature live music, dance, workshops and food from local vendors.
For more information please visit: https://durhamcentralpark.org/event/brazilian-day-nc-festival/
The Traveling Mixtape Series Presents: Writing Away Imposter Syndrome
Sept. 9: Dr. Shannon Madden, the Director of Graduate Writing in the Writing School will conduct a workshop focused on strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. The event will be held in Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sept. 9: NC State’s African dance team, Botewa, will be hosting their tryouts in the Carmichael Recreation Center’s Studio B. Tryouts will be held from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
National Society of Black Physicists General Body Meeting
Sept. 10: NC State’s chapter of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) will be holding their first general body meeting in Riddick hall room 415 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People General Body Meeting
Sept 10: NC State’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host their general body mention in the Talley Student Union room 4101. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Sept.11: NC State’s Black Student Board has begun planning for the 50th anniversary of Pan-Afrikan week. The board is hosting Pitch Pan-Af to gather ideas from students for the historic week. The event will be held in Student Involvement at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: Hosted by the Union Activities Board, Slam Poetry is an opportunity for students to get on stage and speak their truth. The event normally features music and food. It will be held in the One Earth Lounge of Talley Student Union from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Sept. 12: An event showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit of NC State students. It will feature an entrepreneur showcase, free food, giveaways and a pitch contest. The event will be held in Stafford Commons from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Colors of Culture
Sept. 12: The Diversity Activities Board will host an event to showcase the variety of culture at NC State. The event will take place on the Stafford Commons from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Beginning of Latinx Heritage Month: Latinexistence
Sept. 15: Beginning Sept.15, NC State’s Multicultural Student Affair’s will host their month-long celebration of Latinx heritage. The celebration will include a variety of events that coordinate with this year’s theme which is Latinexistence: Estamos Bien. The theme will explore the experiences of Latinx people who live in the US. Stay tuned for more events.
Students for Immigrant Rights and Equality General Body Meeting
Sept. 17: NC State’s Student advocacy group entitled Students for Immigrant Rights and Equality (SIRE) will host their first general body meeting in Talley Student Union room 3210 at 7:00 p.m.
Latinx Heritage Month Display Reveal
Sept. 17: Hosted by the Association of Latino Professionals for America and Poole College of Management, this event will have members of the Latinx community share their stories of resilience and perseverance. This will be followed by a short reception. The event will be held in Nelson Hall outside of room 3400 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
True to Self
Sept. 17: The event will be a facilitated group discussion about identity and cultural expression. This event will be hosted by the Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. chapters at NC State. The event will take place in Mann 323 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Global Film Series
Sept. 17: An Argentinian film, Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-away), will be screened at Witherspoon Cinema. College of Design professor Dr. Nilda Cosco will be leading an introduction before the movie and a discussion afterwards. The event will go from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Crash the Career Coaches’ Resume Reviews in Nelson Hall
Sept.17: Representatives from outside companies will be present to review resumes. The event will take place in Nelson Hall room 1131 form 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sazón y Flava: Accepting My Afro-Latinidad When No One Else Would
Sept. 18 Storyteller and Wellness Coach, Maralis Mercado Emerson, will be giving a talk to rally against stereotypes surrounding Latinos. The event will be in Witherspoon 356 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 18: Mi Placita is a weekly meeting in the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) suite where members of the Latinx community can come together. The meetings take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., but students are welcome to stay longer to build connections.
The Poet X Book Club Meeting
Sept. 19 – Oct. 3: The Women’s Center and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) will host a Latinx Heritage Month inspired book club. The club will be centered around The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University Activities Board Presents: T-Pain
Sept. 19: The rapper, singer and producer behind hit songs like “Imma Buy You A Drank” will be live in the Reynolds Coliseum as NC State’s Fall Concert Headliner. Doors to the venue will open at 6:00 p.m. followed by a performance by DJ Trellz at 7:00 p.m. The main act, T-Pain, is set to perform onstage at 8:00 p.m. Students can purchase tickets to the event for $10.
For more information visit: https://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=SPE&linkID=ncsu&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
Bringing Your Best Self to Work Accenture
Sept. 20: Recruiters from Accenture’s Diversity and Inclusion groups will discuss the cultural aspects of working in corporate consulting. The event will have discussions on authenticity in the workplace, mental health management, and developing leadership skills. It will take place in the Student Involvement Suite of Talley from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Groove in the Garden
Sept. 21: Groove in the Garden is an annual one-day music festival held in the Raleigh Little Theater Rose Garden. The event will feature look local musicians, food and vendors. Gates to the event will open at 1:00 p.m.
For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/groove-in-the-garden-2019-tickets-60094109098?aff=efbeventtix
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People General Body Meeting
Sept 24: NC State’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host their general body mention in the Talley Student Union room 4101. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Suite Life
Sept. 24: The Black Student Board will be hosting an event in the Student Involvement Suite of Talley Student Union from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26: The Diversity Activities Board will have a workshop on assumptions and the harmful effects they can produce. The event will take place in the Student Involvement Suite of Talley Student Union from 6:00-7:30 p.m.