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Black History Month 2019!

Please join us around campus to celebrate the culture and rich traditions of the diverse black community here at UR!

Black History Month is the annual celebration recognizing the achievements of people of African descent and their contributions to U.S. society and history. Black History Month originated in 1926, when Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) sponsored a "Negro History Week" coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The first nationally recognized Black History Month was announced in 1976 by President Gerald Ford and has been celebrated not only domestically but also internationally, in countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom.

We welcome you to attend all of our sponsored events to celebrate the legacy of the Black community here at UR and around the globe.  

Starting in February for Black History Month! OMA is joing Pwc, in inspiring random acts of kindness outside their firm. Kindness fuels inclusion and emotional well-being, even for those who simply observe the kindness being shared. How many random acts of kindness can we collectively generate across the world? 

Kickoff Dinner 

The Heilman Dining Center Featuring: Mama J's Restaurant will be hosting the annual Kickoff Dinner January 31st @5:30pm.

February 19th 

Join us at THC Alice Haynes Room at 7pm for The Sylvester Spirituality Series "Tearing Hatred from the Sky" with Bree Newsome. Visit the chaplaincy website for more information.

1st Annual Black Excellence Gala, A Time of "Infinite Hope" Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Join us at the Jepson Alumni Center on February 23rd from 7pm - 11pm for a night to remember! Register here:

 

Factuality: A Diversity Simulation and 90 min. Crash Course on Systemic Inequalities, Blind Spots, and Biases (Student Session)

We invite Students to join us in THC 305 on February 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register for our event here

Factuality: A Diversity Simulation and 90 min. Crash Course on Systemic Inequalities, Blind Spots, and Biases (Faculty and Staff Session)

We invite Faculty and Staff to join us in THC 305 on February 27 from 12pm - 2pm. Register for our event here

Black History Month Events

Black History Month 2019 Schedule of Events

January 31st 

Kickoff Dinner 

Heilman Dining Center Featuring: Mama J's Restaurant @5:30pm 

February 4th 

Career Night Partnership with PWC

Diversity in the Workplace: Managing External and Internal Blind Spots. Dinner served: Chipotle

THC 321 @6:30pm 

February 12th 

"Movie Night": A Girl Talk-Film Discussion

Movie Preview: “Nappily Ever After”, followed by Girl Talk Discussion

Westhampton Room @6:30-8:30pm

February 17th

Pre-dinner Performance by Bettie Mae Fikes. Sponsored by the Spider board: 1:00-2:00pm, appetizers and beverages served. Oliver Hill Black History Month Dinner "Intimate Hope: The Descendants of Black Royalty:" 2:00-4:00pm

Jepson Alumni Center @1-4pm

February 19th 

The Sylvester Spirituality Series "Tearing Hatred from the Sky" with Bree Newsome

Location THC Alice Haynes Room @7pm

February 23rd 

1st Annual Black Excellence Gala, A Time of "Infinite Hope"

Jepson Alumni Center @7pm-11pm

February 26th  

Factuality: A Diversity Simulation and 90 min. Crash Course on Systemic Inequalities, Bllind Spots, and Biases (Student Session). Register here

THC 305 @6:00-8:00pm

February 27th  

Factuality: A Diversity Simulation and 90 min. Crash Course on Systemic Inequalities, Bllind Spots, and Biases (Faculty and Staff Session). Register here

The WEB @12:00-2:00pm

February 28th  

"Ouvrir la Voix (Speak Up) Dir. Armadine Gay, France 2018"

Jepson Hall 118 @7:30pm

March 1st

CCE Brown Bag discussion with Co-Sponsor International Education- Study Abraod Program- Diversity Abroad: An Expansive Perspective.

THC 305 @12:30-1:25pm

March 1st

"Ouvrir la Voix (Speak Up) Dir. Armadine Gay, France 2018"

Ukrop Auditorium @3pm and 7:30pm