Celebrate Black History Month!

Author: Sarah Snider

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MSPS invites you to celebrate Black History Month at one of these many exciting events happening on campus and in the community! 

 

Kiss and Tell: A Conversation About Relationships

Monday, February 1, 8 pm, CoMo 331

This informal, open discussion about relationships within the Black community on campus is one of Black Student Association's (BSA) signature events. Come out for great conversation and food!

 

Study Circles on Race and Orientation Sessions

Monday, February 1, 6-8 pm; Wednesday, February 3, 6-8 pm; Thursday, February 4, 11:30 am -1:30 pm; Thursday, February 4, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Human Rights Commission Office, 319 N. Niles Ave, Suite 150A, South Bend, IN 46617

Join a group of 8-12 people from different races or ethnic groups to meet and discuss racial and cultural differences in a safe, facilitated, and positive way. Background material will be given at the orientation session. You may choose any one of these orientation session dates, and each circle will run at that time and day for 6 subsequent weeks. To register, please contact the South Bend Human Rights Commission at (574) 235-9355 or email dhardin@southbendin.gov or aalstott@southbendin.gov

 

Black Cultural Arts Council (BCAC) Coffee House Auditions

Monday, February 1, 7-9 pm and Tuesday, February 2, 6-7 pm, LaFortune Ballroom

Calling all poets, musicians, singers, and other soulful performers!

 

Rethinking Black History Month: A Discussion on the Contributions of Women

Tuesday, February 2, 7-9 pm, Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center       

Join Shades of Ebony for this #TIOT (Talk It Out Tuesday) discussion!

 

Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Sisters in the United States

Thursday, February 4, 7 pm, LaFortune Ballroom

Hear Dr. Shannen Dee Williams speak about her forthcoming book Subversive Habits: Black Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate Catholic America. Details

 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Black History Month Talk

Monday, February 8, 8 pm, 258 Fitzpatrick

Dr. Leo McWilliams and Dr. Ronald Metoyer, both of the College of Engineering, will talk about the implications of being black engineers within the world of academics. 

 

#SayHerName: A Discussion on How the Black Community Responds to the Abuse of Women

Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 pm, Keenan Hall Basement

Hosted by Shades of Ebony, Black Student Association, and The Wabruda.

 

MPEC Black History Month Discussion Series: The Black Embodiment: Us vs. Them

Thursday, February 11, 6-7:30 pm, McNeill Room, LaFortune

In recognition of Black History Month, MPEC (Multicultural Peace, Equality, and Community) is sponsoring a discussion series occurring on Thursdays in February on the overall topic of "Securing a Spot in America: Do We Belong?" This week's talk will focus on the gaze and the history of separation within the U.S. between blacks/minorities and the majority. 

 

Africana Faculty, Student, and Staff Luncheon

Tuesday, February 16, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, LaFortune Ballroom

Please RSVP by Feb. 9 to dacri@nd.edu with Africana Luncheon in the subject line. Details

 

Integral Connections: An Informal Discussion about the Africana Diaspora and Black History Month Today

Tuesday, February 16, 7:30-9 pm, Keenan Hall Basement

Hosted by the Black Student Association, the African Student Association, and the Africana Studies club

 

Body Image and the Black Woman: A Two-Part Discussion Series

Wednesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 24, 7:30-9 pm, Walsh Hall Basement

Hosted by Shades of Ebony

 

MPEC Black History Month Discussion Series: The Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now

Thursday, February 18, 6-7:30 pm, McNeill Room, LaFortune

In recognition of Black History Month, MPEC (Multicultural Peace, Equality, and Community) is sponsoring a discussion series occurring on Thursdays in February on the overall topic of "Securing a Spot in America: Do We Belong?" This week's talk will explore the history of the original Civil Rights movement and the Civil Rights Movement of today, if we even consider there to be one. 

 

Black Cultural Arts Council Coffee House

Friday, February 19, 7 pm, LaFortune Ballroom

If you love acoustic sounds, smooth jazz, good vibes, poetry/spoken word and assorted treats then this is one event you don't want to miss. Juniors, this is a great event to attend with your parents during JPW.

 

MPEC Black History Month Discussion Series: New Racism, Different Day: From Klan Rides to Microaggressions

Thursday, February 25, 6-7:30 pm, McNeill Room, LaFortune

In recognition of Black History Month, MPEC (Multicultural Peace, Equality, and Community) is sponsoring a discussion series occurring on Thursdays in February on the overall topic of "Securing a Spot in America: Do We Belong?" This week's talk will include discussions on the historical relevance of the brutality against blacks/minorities in the past and how it is being reflected today. 

 

Black History Month 2016 at the Civil Rights Heritage Center

Indiana University South Bend, 1040 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601

For more information and for a full listing, please visit the Civil Rights Heritage Center website
 

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