Union plans a slate of events for Black History Month

The monthlong observation includes discussions, move screenings and special guest speakers.
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Union plans a slate of events for Black History Month


The College has a variety of events to observe Black History Month, which starts on Feb. 1. They are:

Monday, Feb. 2 - Film and Discussion event: “Dear White People”

Where: Beuth Great Room

Time: 5:15pm  * Pizza, drinks and popcorn will be provided 

Host: Black Student Union (BSU)

Thursday, Feb. 5 - Identity Dialogues: Contemporary Black Identity

Where: Unity Lounge Reamer 305

Time: Common Lunch

Host: Multicultural Affairs and ID planning team

Thursday Feb. 5 - Movie, Dinner and Discussion: “Selma”

Time: (TBD) *Transportation, tickets and dinner provided

Host: Multicultural Affairs and History Department. **For registration for this event, please contact Prof. Lawson at lawsonm@union.edu 

Friday, Feb. 6 – “The Intersections of Leadership, Identity and Diversity” with Rob Kelly, Chief of Staff

Where: Unity Lounge 

Time:  Common Lunch  * Lunch provided 

Host: Multicultural Affairs

Wednesday, Feb. 11 - Pizza and Politics: “The State of Hip Hop” with Jermaine Wells  

Where: Lippman 016

Time: Common Lunch

Host: Deidre Hill Butler, Sociology

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – “Black History from a Hip Hop Perspective”                                                         

Ill Funk Ensemble will be doing a set, Jermaine Wells will speak briefly on hip-hop history and U-Break will perform.

Time: 5-6:30pm

Host: Robert Hislope (political science), Jermaine Wells, Multicultural Affairs (Others TBD)

Thursday, Feb. 12 - Dancing in the Streets, The Motown Story with Donald “The Soul Man” Hyman

Where: Reamer Auditorium

Time: 4pm  *Light Refreshments

Host: BSU

Monday, Feb. 16 - Civil Rights Talk by Prof. Melinda Lawson

Where: Sorum Great Room

Time: 5pm *Pizza and drinks will be served

Host: BSU

Thursday, Feb. 19 - Film and discussion “American Denial” with WMHT Community Cinema

Where: Reamer Auditorium

Time: 6:30 *Refreshments will be served

Host: Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, Feb. 26 - Black is Beautiful Coffee shop with BSU and the African and Latino Alliance of Students (ALAS) (Co-sponsored) 

Where: Golub Great Room 

Time: 7:30pm * Coffee, tea + Light refreshments 

Hosts: BSU and ALAS

Thursday, March 5 - Featured speaker: Peter Haviland Eduah '10, National Policy Director for Million Hoodies  

Where: Karp 105

Time: Common Hour (a possible evening program TBD)

Hosts: Departments of History, Africana Studies, Political Science, Sociology and American Studies; Multicultural Affairs; BSU and ALAS 

Also, Dining Services will be offering food options to compliment the theme of the month, and Schaffer library will be installing a “flash exhibit” in the main library to coincide with BHM.