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Diversity at the University

Black History Month

2017

Black History Month

Community Action Fair
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Location: Stardust Ballroom Edgerton R-Center 41 Backus Street, Rochester, NY 14608

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Strong Auditorium

“I am not a Racist, Am I?” Film Screening
Wednesday, February 1 7:00-9:00 pm
Dewey 1-101
Sponsored by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, The Interfaith Chapel, UR Program of Dance & Movement
Contact: Chiamaka Ikpeze  chi@ghandhiinstitute.org
Free and open to the public

Presentation of University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Medal to Constance (Connie) Mitchell at the Annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Celebration
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Memorial Art Gallery, Ballroom
Hosted by the Susan B. Anthony Center
Co-Sponsored by the Office of the President and UR Women’s Club
Please RSVP to sbac@ur.rochester.edu by Friday, January 27 please visit the Center’s website www.rochester.edu/sba for more information and payment options.
Questions: sbac@ur.rochester.edu / (585) 275-8799
Cost:  $30 per person/ $15 per UR student/ $250 table of 8
Open to the public

Gospel Brunch
Sunday, February 5 1:00-3:00 pm
Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall
Sponsored by the Simon Business Christian Fellowship, Simon National Black
Contact: bcf@somon.rochester.edu
Cost: $10 advanced tickets, $15 at the door (space is limited)
Open to the University of Rochester Community
RSVP online at goo.gl/HVFb9N

BSU Black History Month Events: A LEGACY OF STRENGTH A FUTURE OF HOPE
February 9: UR Path to Better Health
Havens Lounge 6-7pm

*FDI Symposium: with Robert S. Levine, Department of English, University of Maryland. College Park, MD and Manisha Sinha, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of African American Studies and History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Friday, February 10
Hawkins-Carlson Room

Snap Shot to Success
Friday, February 10 6:00-7:00 pm
Havens Lounge
Sponsored my Simon Black MBA Association
First 25 attendees receive free LINKEDIN snapshots

The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Douglass Ballroom
Sponsored by the Student Programming Board
Contact: Heather Maclin (advisor) – heather.maclin@rochester.edu
Jessica Shang (SPB Speaker Chair) – jshang2@u.rochester.edu
Cost: $5 undergraduate students, $10 grad/faculty/staff, $15 general public
Open to the public
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 30, 2017.

Bound: Africans versus African-American (2014) Discussion
Sunday, February 12
Havens Lounge 5-7pm
Sponsored by BSU

Spit & Share: Not Your Everyday Cypher
Monday, February 13 6:00-8:00 pm
929 S Plymouth Ave, Rochester, NY 14608
Sponsored by M.K. Ghandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Contact: Christina Mortellaro Christina@gandihiinstitute.org
Free and open to the the public.  All ages welcome, Looking for young adult writers to read politically-charged socially conscious work.

Facilitator Skillshare
Saturday, February 11 9:30 am- 2:00 pm
Location:Sponsored by The Interfaith Chapel, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Paul J Burgett Intercultural Center, Rochester Center for Community Leadership & The Students Association for Interfaith Coooeration
Contact: Jessica Guzman-Rea jguzman4@ur.rochester.edu
Free and open to the public

*SBAI Undergraduate Research Conference
Wednesday, February 15 more information to follow

*Africa Video Series: “Bayou Maharajah”  dir. Lily Keber
Wednesday, February 15 more information to follow

Exhibition Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria
February 3 – March 19, 2017
Wednesday –Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm/Friday 1:00-9:00 pm
Underwritten by UBS Financial Services, Merrill Lynch-Richard A. Glaser, HBT Architects, City Blue, Jean F. Geisel, Sponsored by Hugh & Mary Clare Hamlin, David & Marjorie Perlman, Greece Dermatological Associates, Dr. & Mrs. Raul Herrera
Contact: 585-461-2222
Cost: $2.00/ Free for MAG and RoCo members with current membership card
Open to the public
* One chapter and related drawings from Mokgosi’s Pax Kaffraria will be on view at Rochester Contemporary Art Center from February 3–March 19. Visit MAG and RoCo for the fullest experience of Mokgosi’s monumental project in Rochester. See six Pax Kaffraria chapters at MAG; one at RoCo.

19th Ward Community Association Annual Ice-Skating Party
Saturday, February 18 1:00-4:00 pm
Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink
Sponsored by 19th Ward Community Association, Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Community Service Network (likely other student organizations, Residential Life, etc., as well)
Contact: Abigail Deacon, Assistant Director, Rochester Center for Community Leadership
adeacon@ur.rochester.edu; (585) 275-5957
Free and open to Rochester residents

13th Annual Black Tie Affair: Masquerade Ball
Sunday, February 19 6:00-9:30 pm
Douglass Ballroom
UR Students $20 General Public $25 (CASH/UROS/DECLINING/DEBIT/CREDIT)
Dinner will be provided
Sponsored by BSU

Exhibition  Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria
February 19-May 7, 2017
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Sponsored by The Mohn Family Foundation, with additional support from the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fund.
Contact: 585-276-8900
Free to MAG members, University of Rochester faculty/staff, students w/ ID and children 5 and under. All others, free with paid admission.
Open to the public

Taste of Africa
Monday, February 20 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Gleason Hall 318/418
Sponsored by Simon National Black, Simon United, Simon Consortium
Contact: Nathan Kadar Nathan.kadar@simon.rochester.edu
Free and open to the University of Rochester community
Join the Simon Business School for a special student led showcase of Africa! Current students will present on African Culture and customs, regional overviews, pop culture, cuisine, business and more.

Meet the Artist: A Public Conversation between Meleko Mokgosi and Jonathan Binstock
Thursday, February 23 7:00 pm
Memorial Art Gallery – 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 585-276-8900 Free to members, UR faculty/staff, students w/ ID and children 5 and under; non-members $7.
Open to the public

Artist talk by Meleko Mokgosi
Friday, February 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Humanities Center Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library
Support for this event has been provided by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center; The Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies; and the Department of Art & Art History.
Contact: 585-276-8964
Free and open to the public

Film screening: Disgrace (2008)
Friday, February 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
Support for this event has been provided by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center; The Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies; and the Department of Art & Art History.
Free and open to the public

Symposium: Imagining Histories, Performing Identities: Post-colonial African Art in Context
Friday, February 25 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 585-276-8964
Support for this event has been provided by the Humanities Project, a program of the University of Rochester Humanities Center; The Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies; and the Department of Art & Art History.
Free to MAG members and University of Rochester faculty, staff and students; others free with paid museum admission

Sky Zone Trip
Saturday, February 25
Sponsored by BSU contact any e-board member for more information

Black History Month Family Day: Identities in Motion
Sunday, February 26 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 585-276-8900
Sponsored by the Gallery Council
Suggested donation of $5 per family
Open to the Public

Multicultural Student-Alumni Networking Night
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
Rettner Atrium
Sponsored by BSU & Alumni Relations

Black Film Series
Sundays in February
Douglass Leadership House, 575 Fraternity Road
7:00 pm
www.douglassleadershiphouse.org

Past Celebrations

  • 2015BlackHistoryPoster
  • BHM2014
  • 2013BHMpic
  • 2012BHMposter
  • 2011BHMposter
  • BHM2010