Black History Month Events to Attend on Campus

We’re all aware that it’s Black History Month, but maybe you haven’t had the chance to celebrate given your course load, job, internship, various club and activity meetings, life, and… you get the point. To make things a little easier for you I’m sharing Black Student Achievement‘s calendar of Black History Month events taking place on campus:

 

Hot Wings, Hot Topics!

Hot Wings Hot Topics
February 20, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.
Speakers Auditorium
Hot Wings Hot Topics is a bi-weekly discussion for faculty, staff and students to engage in hot topic conversation. This two hour special edition of Hot Wings Hot Topics will have an extended menu. 

Black History Month 2017

Benjamin E. Mays Lecture – Noma LeMoine
February 21, 2017
6:30-8 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom
The annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture is intended to encourage the discussion of issues facing urban educational leaders, as well as honor the memory of Dr Mays and promote his philosophy of excellence in the education of those typically least well served by the larger society.

Metaphorically Speaking
February 22, 2017
5 – 7 p.m.
Speaker’s Auditorium

This event will be a spoken word and performance showcase to celebrate Black History Month! Sponsored by the Multicultural Center. Spoken word and performances will be on the topics of black history, black culture and black liberation.

 

Pop Talks: Focus on Black Feminism
February 22, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206

Pop in for pot tarts, pop and pop culture! Pop Talks are informal weekly discussions (every Wednesday during the semester) about pop culture, national news, global events, hot button issues, social needs and/or anything related to multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity and/or justice. Students should bring their own lunch, something they want to discuss and a willingness to think about our world. The Multicultural Center will provide a facilitator, pop (sodas) and pop tarts!

 

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206

A discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Ta-Nehisi Coates graphic novel, Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet Book 1. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: An Invisible Art will also be used as an aid throughout the series.

Intersections of Identity

Intersections of Identity: Women of Color
February 23, 2017
2 – 3 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
A facilitated discussion about the experiences of intersecting identities on campus.

 

 

Community Conversations C-Squared

Community Conversations: Black, African and African American Identities
February 28, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206

A weekly opportunity for students to come into the center to have conversations around a particular topic or identity; designed to foster community building and support for students.

 

Or if you want to relax and just enjoy a good movie, checkout these films provided by Cinefest:

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