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Black History Month 2014

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January 22

"I am Hip Hop: Religion and Identity Construction in the Music of Erika Badu"
Margarita Guillory, Religion Department
7:00pm in the Gowen Room
Sponsor: Music Department, Institute of Popular Music, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

January 23

MLK Day Grand Rounds presents Dr. Kermit Crawford, Ph.D. Boston University School of Medicine
12-1pm, Room in URMC (TBD)
Contact: Jessica_Poweski@urmc.rochester.edu
Sponsor: Office of Mental Health Promotion, Department of Psychiatry

January 24

MLK Commemorative Addressmlk
6pm, Strong Auditorium
More information

January 30

Two documentaries by Fred Kuwornu
Sponsor: MLC Department and FDI in conjunction with the Casa Italiana at Nazareth College

January 31

Annual Tana Grady-Weliky Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine
Speaker: Hilda Hutcherson, MD Associate Dean for Diversity and Minority Affairs at Columbia University
12-1pm, Class of '62 Auditorium
Poster of Event
Contact: grace_fuller@urmc.rochester.edu
Sponsor: School of Medicine and Dentistry's Office for Diversity

January 31

Charles Augustus Thompson Lecture Series featuring Dr. Kaye Whitehead
"Using Your History as a Stepping Stone for your Destiny"
4-5pm in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library
Poster of Event
RSVP here
Sponsor: David T. Kearns Center

February 1

Black Heritage Conference: Civil Rights in America
Presented by the City of Rochester's Black Heritage Committee
9:00am-2:00pm at REOC Campus (161 Chestnut Street)
Tickets $10
More information: Call 428-9857

February 1

11th Annual Step Show: "Levels To This Step"
12:00pm-3:00pm in Strong Auditorium
Poster of Event
Cost: $5 students, $6 high school, $7 community
Sponsor: Black Students' Union

February 6

The Intersection of Misogyny and Racism: The Adjudication of African American Victims’ Court Cases
Faculty Research Seminar with Catherine Cerulli
12:00pm
Contact: sbai@rochester.edu
Sponsor: Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership

February 7, 14, 21, 28

2014 African American History Seminar Series – Indelible Impressions
12:30-1:45pm in the Case Method Auditorium Room (1-9576) in Medical Center
Poster of Event
Contact: catrina_rockwell@urmc.rochester.edu
Sponsor: The Offices for Medical Education; The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity; and the Student National Medical Association

February 7

New Direction Symposium
Presenters: Elliot Powell, FDI Fellow; Lynn Larsen, FDI Fellow; Pablo Sierra, History Department; Molly Ball, History Department; Adwoa Arhine, Music Department
1:00pm in the Welles-Brown Room

February 7

Club Rochester: Spring Semester Kick-off – Travel to the Caribbean
4-5:30pm in Meliora, Salon D
Contact: Sophie Hu (275-9375)
Sponsor: Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA), Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness (SOCA), Study Abroad

February 12

Africa Video Series
"Lincoln" (2012) directed by Steven Spielberg
5:00pm in Morey 321

February 15

Implicating the Audience in Theater and Participatory Performance
Niegel Smith, Artists Talk
12:00pm in the Gowen Room
Contact: nigel.maister@rochester.edu
Sponsor: UR International Theatre Program, OMSA, Frederick Douglass Institute, David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, Intercultural Center, College Diversity Roundtable, Dept. of English, Dept. of Art and Art History

February 15

Performing Our Now
Niegel Smith, Workshop
2:00-6:00pm in the Todd Union 107
Contact: nigel.maister@rochester.edu
Sponsor: UR International Theatre Program, OMSA, Frederick Douglass Institute, David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, Intercultural Center, College Diversity Roundtable, Dept. of English, Dept. of Art and Art History

February 15

22nd Annual Denise Y. Giles Crimson and Crème Scholarship Ball
7:00pm at Mario's Italian Restaurant
Contact: Pibeta84@gmail.com or arlaina.harris@rochester.edu or abaldie@u.rochester.edu
Poster of Event
Cost: $30 per person
Sponsor: The Pi Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

February 16

Black History Month Family Day
12-5pm at the Memorial Art Gallery
Website
Contact: Debora McDell-Hernandez (276-8967)
Cost: $5 suggested donation per family
Sponsor: JPMorgan Chase Back, Snakofa @ UR (formally the African-American Network), Robert and Madeline S. Heilbrunn Memorial Fund

February 16

Race is a Construct: How and Why Do We Stage Color Identity
Niegel Smith, Workshop
1:00-4:00pm in the Todd Union 107
Contact: nigel.maister@rochester.edu
Sponsor: UR International Theatre Program, OMSA, Frederick Douglass Institute, David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity, Intercultural Center, College Diversity Roundtable, Dept. of English, Dept. of Art and Art History

February 16

BHM Gospel Concert
7:30pm at the Interfaith Chapel
Open to students and public
Cost: $5 suggested donation

February 22

Celebrate Black History Month
The Black Storytelling League of Rochester
11:00am-1:00pm
Event takes place at 413 Troup St.

February 22

"Our Story" Ted Talk
4:00pm in Morey 321
Sponsored by: Minority Male Leadership Association
Open to public
Poster of Event

February 23

Town of Brighton Bicentennial “Black Heritage in Brighton”
"From Struggle to Freedom"
3pm at the ACC Auditorium (300 East River Rd)
Poster of Event
Contact: Ray Tierney at 233-3288

February 23

Networking Reception
6pm (Room TBD)
Free and open to public
Sponsor: Black Students' Union, Alumni Relations

Feb 23-March 1

My Black is Beautiful Week
Open to the public
Sponsor: Women’s Caucus, Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., RIT Unity House, Douglass Leadership House (DLH), RIT D.I.V.A.S. - Determined Individuals Victoriously Achieving Success, RIT Office for Diversity & Inclusion/Center for Campus Life, Pride Network, Pan African Student Association, Alumni Relations, Minority Student Advisory Board

February 24

Sexuality in the Black Community
6:00pm in Morey 321
Free and open to public
Sponsor: Black Student's Union, Pride Network, Women's Caucus, Pan-African Student's ASsociation

February 26

Women in Media: Misunderstood and Misrepresented
6pm in Morey 321
Free and open to public
Sponsor: Black Students' Union, Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., RIT Unity House

February 27

Zumba
12:00pm-2:00pm in Hirst Lounge
Free and open to public
Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Black Students' Union, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

February 27

Tim Wise Talk
6pm in Hoyt Auditorium
Open to UR Community
Poster of event

February 27

Jubilee
A Concert celebrating African American Composers
Poster of event
8:00pm in Hatch Recital Hall at Eastman School of Music
Sponsored by The Eastman Diversity Committee, and the Musicology Department

March 1

My Black is Beautiful Play
5:00-7:00pm in Hirst Lounge
Free and open to public
Sponsor: Minority Student Advisory Board, Black Students' Union

March 4

Talk by Cecilia Lynch
Professor in Department of Political Science and Director of Institute for International, Global and Regional Studies at UC Irvine
5:00pm in the Hawkins-Carlson Room

March 5

Africa Video Series
"Glory" (1989) Directed by Edward Zwick
5:00pm Morey 321

 

See details from our past celebrations!

Black History Month 2013

Black History Month 2012

Black History Month 2011

Black History Month 2010