Minority Men’s Network events will be posted on this calendar. In addition, we are happy to post items of interest to the community.
If you or your organization have an event you would like us to post on our calendar, please e-mail the details to us at: info@minoritymensnetwork.org

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Building a Safe Respect for Firearms – Sharp End Gun Club – Saturday 2.1.2020 – 2111 Burlington Ave – 6pm 6:00 pm
Building a Safe Respect for Firearms – Sharp End Gun Club – Saturday 2.1.2020 – 2111 Burlington Ave – 6pm @ NALC Union Hall
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Building a Safe Respect for Firearms - Sharp End Gun Club - Saturday 2.1.2020 - 2111 Burlington Ave - 6pm @ NALC Union Hall | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Sharp End Gun Club and Mid-Missouri John Brown Gun Club welcome you to a basic firearms education course in a safe, judgement free environment. Certified Firearms Instructors will be present. Food and Drink will be provided.
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Jamaican Prime Minister Presents Distinguished Lecture for MU Black History Month – Thursday 2.6.2020 – Cornell Hall – 5pm (doors open 4pm) 5:00 pm
Jamaican Prime Minister Presents Distinguished Lecture for MU Black History Month – Thursday 2.6.2020 – Cornell Hall – 5pm (doors open 4pm) @ Bush Auditorium Rm 201
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm
Jamaican Prime Minister Presents Distinguished Lecture for MU Black History Month - Thursday 2.6.2020 - Cornell Hall - 5pm (doors open 4pm) @ Bush Auditorium Rm 201 | Columbia | Missouri | United States
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF BLACK STUDIES PRESENTS The 2020 Black History Month Distinguished Lecture “THE STATE OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY IN JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN” by The Most Honorable Andrew Michael Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica Venue: Bush Auditorium, 201 Cornell Hall, MU Campus Date & Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Doors open to the public at 4:00 p.m./Lecture starts at 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open  Read More
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Black HIV/Aids Day – Screening Event – Friday 2.7.2020 – Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center – 11am-3pm 11:00 am
Black HIV/Aids Day – Screening Event – Friday 2.7.2020 – Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center – 11am-3pm
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Black HIV/Aids Day - Screening Event - Friday 2.7.2020 - Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center - 11am-3pm @ Columbia | Missouri | United States
Every year, on February 7, individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) to promote HIV prevention, testing, treatment and community involvement in Black communities. This year’s theme of “We’re in This Together,” highlights the importance of social support from friends, family, colleagues and partners when addressing HIV in the Black community. Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is partnering with the  Read More
MMN First Friday – TONIGHT Friday 2.7.2020 – Flat Branch Pub and Brewing – 5-7pm 5:00 pm
MMN First Friday – TONIGHT Friday 2.7.2020 – Flat Branch Pub and Brewing – 5-7pm @ Flatbranch Pub and Brewing
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MMN First Friday - TONIGHT Friday 2.7.2020 - Flat Branch Pub and Brewing - 5-7pm @ Flatbranch Pub and Brewing | Columbia | Missouri | United States
HAPPY FRIDAY, Friends! This is your REMINDER and INVITATION to come out and join the men at Flat Branch TONIGHT FRIDAY 2.7.2020 from 5pm to 7pm for a time of food and friendship. Those in attendance for First Friday will find diverse men engaged in stimulating conversation. You can come and get some good “ribbing”, as well as ribs or wings, catfish or whatever. We typically enjoy appetizers and refreshing adult beverages  Read More
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Three forthcoming CoMo events and a TIME list of movies for Black History Month
Three forthcoming CoMo events and a TIME list of movies for Black History Month @ Various Columbia Locations
Feb 9 – Mar 1 all-day
Three forthcoming CoMo events and a TIME list of movies for Black History Month @ Various Columbia Locations
Below are three events taking place in Columbia that may interest you. Thank You to Dr. David Webber for putting this together and Valerie Shaw for forwarding to the Network for sharing. Watch this space for information about other events occurring this month. | 1. February 9, Sunday 3:00-5:00 PM — Book Study kickoff speaker, Dr. Terrell Carter, HEALING RACIAL DIVIDES, Broadway Christian Church, 2601 West Broadway, with fellowship meal  Read More
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Whose Health Really Matters? (Part 1 or 3) Monday 2.10.2020 – Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services – 12:15 pm
Whose Health Really Matters? (Part 1 or 3) Monday 2.10.2020 – Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services – @ Columbia/Boone County PHHS Dept
Feb 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Whose Health Really Matters? (Part 1 or 3) Monday 2.10.2020 - Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services - @ Columbia/Boone County PHHS Dept | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Certain groups of people bear the greatest burden of HIV diagnosis. Many times, inequities intersect putting someone at greater risk for HIV. Bring your lunch and learn about disparity data and what we are doing to address these issues in our community. This event is an activity/experience as part of the Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence
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Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Last Day to Register to VOTE in the March 10th Presidential Primary 12:00 am
Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Last Day to Register to VOTE in the March 10th Presidential Primary
Feb 11 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 2.12.2020 - Last Day to Register to VOTE in the March 10th Presidential Primary
Please Note: All new voter registrations must be delivered or postmarked to our office by 5:00 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12, 2020, to vote in the PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY (Tuesday, March 10, 2020). If you are already registered to vote in Boone County, you can change your address at any time. The voter registration qualifications in Missouri are as follows: 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to  Read More
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2nd Tuesday) – Columbia College – 7:30-9am 7:30 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2nd Tuesday) – Columbia College – 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.
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Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Meeting: Discussion – The Case for Reparations – Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Bethel Church – 6-8pm 6:00 pm
Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Meeting: Discussion – The Case for Reparations – Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Bethel Church – 6-8pm @ Bethel Church
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Meeting: Discussion - The Case for Reparations - Wednesday 2.12.2020 - Bethel Church - 6-8pm @ Bethel Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
We are using Ta-Nehisi Coates’ (2014) paper from the Atlantic Monthly to frame the discussion. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ — at Bethel Church. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share and arrive at 6 PM. Bring something to write with too…
Columbia’s African American Heritage Trail – Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:30-7:30pm 6:30 pm
Columbia’s African American Heritage Trail – Wednesday 2.12.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:30-7:30pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Columbia's African American Heritage Trail - Wednesday 2.12.2020 - Columbia Public Library - 6:30-7:30pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Learn about the work of the Sharp End Heritage Committee and Columbia Parks and Recreation to mark sites designated as part of the city’s African-American Heritage Trail. Committee member Barbra Horrell discusses this effort to preserve landmarks and locations that are a part of Columbia’s black history, including Douglass School, the Second Missionary Baptist Church and the J.W. Blind Boone Home. **Watch the WEATHER forecast for possible cancellation or postponement  Read More
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Application DEADLINE – MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship – Thursday 2.13.2020 11:59 pm
Application DEADLINE – MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship – Thursday 2.13.2020
Feb 13 @ 11:59 pm
Application DEADLINE - MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship - Thursday 2.13.2020
Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship 2020 Application Background:  The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, awards one or more scholarships annually in the name of the late Mr. Ron Marley who made the first contribution to the scholarship fund. The inaugural year was 2003. Amount of Award:     $2000 at each of the FOUR Columbia Public Schools High Schools Eligibility:  African-American high school  Read More
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An Evening with the Sisters of AKA: The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip – Friday 2.14.2020 – Talking Horse Productions 7:30 pm
An Evening with the Sisters of AKA: The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip – Friday 2.14.2020 – Talking Horse Productions @ Talking Horse Productions
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with the Sisters of AKA: The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip - Friday 2.14.2020 - Talking Horse Productions @ Talking Horse Productions | Columbia | Missouri | United States
There will be additional performances of the play at Talking Horse in February, but the February 14th performance will specifically be for the Women of AKA. Tickets can be obtained from any AKA member. Charlie Nilon with the Minority Men’s Network can get you a ticket also. Reach out to Charlie at:  charlie.nilon@gmail.com
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Researching Your History – Finding African American Military Service Records – Tuesday 2.18.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:30-8pm 6:30 pm
Researching Your History – Finding African American Military Service Records – Tuesday 2.18.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:30-8pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Researching Your History - Finding African American Military Service Records - Tuesday 2.18.2020 - Columbia Public Library - 6:30-8pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library | Columbia | Missouri | United States
While many researchers are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen, black Civil War troops and Buffalo Soldiers, African American military service history actually began in colonial America. Genealogical researcher Kathleen Brandt will discuss the locations of veterans’ records including underutilized holdings of WW I and WW II collections. Your African American ancestors may even have served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection or  Read More
Application DEADLINE EXTENDED – MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship – Tuesday 2.18.2020 11:59 pm
Application DEADLINE EXTENDED – MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship – Tuesday 2.18.2020
Feb 18 @ 11:59 pm
Application DEADLINE EXTENDED - MMN 2020 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship - Tuesday 2.18.2020
Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship 2020 Application DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Tuesday February 18, 2020 Background:  The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, awards one or more scholarships annually in the name of the late Mr. Ron Marley who made the first contribution to the scholarship fund. The inaugural year was 2003. Amount of Award:     $2000 at each of the FOUR Columbia Public Schools  Read More
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CoMo SEPTA School Board Candidate Forum – Wednesday 2.19.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:15-8pm 6:15 pm
CoMo SEPTA School Board Candidate Forum – Wednesday 2.19.2020 – Columbia Public Library – 6:15-8pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library
Feb 19 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
CoMo SEPTA School Board Candidate Forum - Wednesday 2.19.2020 - Columbia Public Library - 6:15-8pm @ Daniel Boone Regional Library | Columbia | Missouri | United States
This month CoMO SEPTA is excited to host a chance for you to hear from the candidates running for seats on the Columbia Public School Board. All candidates have indicated they’re planning on attending this event to talk to those of us who are involved with students with special needs. If you have specific questions you’d like to get answered, please reach out to us at comosepta@gmail.com by Feb. 1  Read More
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Boone County Democrats Annual Chili Supper & Fundraiser – Thursday 2.20.2020 – Elks Lodge – 5:30-8:30pm 5:30 pm
Boone County Democrats Annual Chili Supper & Fundraiser – Thursday 2.20.2020 – Elks Lodge – 5:30-8:30pm @ Columbia Elks Lodge
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Boone County Democrats Annual Chili Supper & Fundraiser - Thursday 2.20.2020 - Elks Lodge - 5:30-8:30pm @ Columbia Elks Lodge | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Boone County Democrats invite you to the Annual Chili Supper on February 20th! Join your fellow Democrats to kick off our work for the historic 2020 election year! We’re excited to announce that our featured speakers this year will include Missouri Secretary of State Candidate Yinka Faleti, Missouri House of Representatives Minority Floor Leader Crystal Quade and State Auditor and Candidate for Missouri Governor Nicole Galloway. Thank you to  Read More
CMNEA School Board Candidate Forum – Thursday 2.20.2020 – Paxton Keeley – 6:00 pm
CMNEA School Board Candidate Forum – Thursday 2.20.2020 – Paxton Keeley – @ Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CMNEA School Board Candidate Forum - Thursday 2.20.2020 - Paxton Keeley - @ Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School | Columbia | Missouri | United States
School Board Candidate Forum at Paxton Keeley Media Center For more information contact Monica Miller at mmiller@cpsk12.org
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CoMo TRANSPORTATION Survey (follow the link below) – Live Well Boone County Action Team – PLEASE SHARE!! 12:00 am
CoMo TRANSPORTATION Survey (follow the link below) – Live Well Boone County Action Team – PLEASE SHARE!!
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am
CoMo TRANSPORTATION Survey (follow the link below) - Live Well Boone County Action Team - PLEASE SHARE!!
We know that TRANSPORTATION is often a barrier for folks meeting their basic needs. The Live Well Boone County Basic Needs Action Team is working on transportation asking the community to fill out this BRIEF survey, so we can prioritize the transportation that is right for you and your fam! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/livewellbc   Our goal is to get the survey into the hands of folks that don’t have access to reliable  Read More
Slavery and Politics at the University of Missouri, 1839-1856 – TODAY Friday 2.21.2020 – Swallow Hall – 3:30-5pm 3:30 pm
Slavery and Politics at the University of Missouri, 1839-1856 – TODAY Friday 2.21.2020 – Swallow Hall – 3:30-5pm @ 101 Swallow Hall
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Slavery and Politics at the University of Missouri, 1839-1856 - TODAY Friday 2.21.2020 - Swallow Hall - 3:30-5pm @ 101 Swallow Hall | Columbia | Missouri | United States
In his February 21 talk, “‘Everyone…Denounces his Course’: Slavery and Politics at the University of Missouri, 1839-1856,” Kinder Institute Postdoc Zachary Dowdle will explore the university’s connections, and resistance, to the slave economy and slave politics in the decades after its founding (see abstract below). The final installment in our Spring 2020 series of Postdoctoral Fellow research presentations, Prof. Dowdle’s talk will be held at 3:30pm in 101 Swallow Hall  Read More
African Market – Friday 2.21.2020 – Community United Methodist Church – 5-8pm 5:00 pm
African Market – Friday 2.21.2020 – Community United Methodist Church – 5-8pm @ Community United Methodist Church
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
African Market - Friday 2.21.2020 - Community United Methodist Church - 5-8pm @ Community United Methodist Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Shop foods, beverages and crafts created by local African while you support our African community.
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Africa Fest 2020: The New African Magic – Saturday 2.22.2020 – The Missouri Theatre – 7-8:30pm 7:00 pm
Africa Fest 2020: The New African Magic – Saturday 2.22.2020 – The Missouri Theatre – 7-8:30pm @ Missouri Theatre
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Africa Fest 2020: The New African Magic - Saturday 2.22.2020 - The Missouri Theatre - 7-8:30pm @ Missouri Theatre | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Joyous annual celebration of African and African diasporic culture featuring Harambee Dance Company along with Columbia’s African artists. Drumming, dance, singing. Fun for everyone!
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School Board Candidate Forum – Wednesday 2.26.2020 – Boone County Govt Center – 6:30-9:30pm – 6:30 pm
School Board Candidate Forum – Wednesday 2.26.2020 – Boone County Govt Center – 6:30-9:30pm – @ Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
School Board Candidate Forum - Wednesday 2.26.2020 - Boone County Govt Center - 6:30-9:30pm - @ Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center | Columbia | Missouri | United States
If you have questions about equity in our schools, use of time out rooms, or use of Catapult/CORE in our district this is a great opportunity to ask current incumbents running for board seats (Jonathan Sessions; Helen Wade) and newcomers (Chris Horn; David Seamon) their opinions! Please share this notice with your friends. This is an important election where every vote counts. If you want to see new leadership on  Read More
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Affordable Housing Summit – Thursday 2.27.2020 – The Atrium – 6-8pm 6:00 pm
Affordable Housing Summit – Thursday 2.27.2020 – The Atrium – 6-8pm @ The Atrium
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Affordable Housing Summit - Thursday 2.27.2020 - The Atrium - 6-8pm @ The Atrium | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Dear Community Partner: The Columbia Board of Realtors, City of Columbia Housing Programs Division, Columbia Chamber of Commerce and local community partners invite you to attend the “Affordable Housing Summit” event.   The event will feature Tony, Perez, a nationally recognized expert on “Missing Middle Housing”.   The event is free and open to the public.  This collaborative event continues the important conversation of how we foster the growth and available options of  Read More
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Columbia College 2020 Black Expo – Saturday 2.29.2020 – Southwell Athletic Complex – 10am-2pm 10:00 am
Columbia College 2020 Black Expo – Saturday 2.29.2020 – Southwell Athletic Complex – 10am-2pm @ Columbia College Southwell Athletic Complex
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Columbia College 2020 Black Expo - Saturday 2.29.2020 - Southwell Athletic Complex - 10am-2pm @ Columbia College Southwell Athletic Complex | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Join us in celebrating Black History Month by attending the third-annual Columbia College Black Expo showcasing our community’s Black-owned businesses. Vendors will offer food, fashion, beauty, art, haircuts, financial services, and much more. There will be a vendor spotlight each hour, entertainment, and door prizes. Look for our vendor list coming soon. Come support our community! Join us Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Southwell Athletic Complex,  Read More