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Black History Month 2011

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Ongoing
Black History Month Book Display

Rush Rhees Library

Friday
January 21      
6 p.m.

Dr. Alvin F. PoussaintMartin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
featuring Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint

Strong Auditorium, River Campus

February (All Month)

George Eastman House

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House collection

Museum hours

Cost included in the museum admission

Open to the public

February 2-5
TBD

inspireDanceinspireDANCE Festival: A series of Dance workshops featuring professional choreographers and educators in hip-hop, modern/contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap, West African, Jamaican, and Middle Eastern dance.

Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus  
15 dollar pass for all workshops; open to the public

Thursday
February 3
4:30-5:30

Simon

Diversity Dinner

Eisenburg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall

Tickets $7

RSVP: ElizabethOputa@simon.rochester.edu

Thursday
February 3

Film Screening-Rize

Hoyt Hall Auditorium

Free and Open to the public

Friday
February 4
12:30-1:45 p.m.

Ethnic Notions

2011 African American History Seminar Series Indelible Impressions…
Week 1: Ethnic Notions - The documentary Ethnic Notions takes viewers on a voyage through American history that fueled anti-black prejudice and the evolution of racial consciousness in America.

DISCUSSION LEADERS
Brenda D. Lee, Assistant Professor - Division of the Medical Humanities

Adrienne Morgan, Senior Director, Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED)

Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), URMC Campus

Saturday
February 5
12 p.m.

Frederick Douglass Resource Center Tour
Sponsored by the Simon National Black MBA Association
www.frederickdouglassrc.com

RSVP heather.amalaha@simon.rochester.edu

 

Sunday
February 6
2 p.m.

What’s Up: MAG docent Cynthia Flynn speaks on Faith Ringgold’s ‘story quilt’ Seven Passages to a Flight (1995).  Docent Cynthia Flynn speaks on Faith Ringgold’s 1995 story quilt "Seven Passages to a Flight." Her talk, which is followed by the opportunity to ask questions, is included in Gallery admission. 

Memorial Art Gallery

Tuesday
February 8
4:30-5:30

SimonDiversity Dinner 

Eisenburg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall

Tickets $7

RSVP: ElizabethOputa@simon.rochester.edu

 

Wednesday
February 9
5 p.m.

Film Screening and Discussion: "Hard Earth: Land Rights in Zimbabwe"
(2001, dir. Mkundwa Francis Zvoma) Screening and discussion presented by Habtamu Tegegne, FDI Predoctoral Fellow

Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Thursday
February 10 
7 p.m.  

Against the OddsFilm Screening – Against all Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Followed by a panel discussion featuring  Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, associate professor of English and co-director of African American Studies at St. John Fisher College, and Dr. James Evans, professor of systematic theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. 

Memorial Art Gallery

Friday
February 11    
12:30-1:45 p.m.

2011 African American History Seminar Series Indelible Impressions…..
Week 2: Race-The Power of Illusion- The documentary Race-The Power of Illusion challenges our assumptions about biology and race and traces the history of race in America.

Discussion Leaders-
Brenda D. Lee, Assistant Professor - Division of the Medical Humanities

Adrienne Morgan, Senior Director, Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED)

Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), URMC Campus

Sunday, February 13  7p.m.

George Eastman House

Film Program

7p.m. The Blood of Jesus

8p.m. Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A.

General Admission, $7, students, $5; open to the public

Tuesday, February 15    6 p.m.Rediscovering Malcolm X

Guest Speaker-Manning MarabelRediscovering Malcolm X: A Life of ReinventionInterfaith Chapel

Author and scholar Manning Marabel will give a talk on "Rediscovering Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. His new biography of Malcolm X is filled with startling revelations and new information from long-suppressed private and government files, it presents a complete picture of Malcolm X.

Dr. Marable is professor of public affairs, political science, history and African-American studies at Columbia University.
 Since 2002, he has directed Columbia’s Center for Contemporary Black History. The author of 15 books, Dr. Marabel is also the editor of the quarterly journal Souls.

This talk is open to the public. General admission $3 and students $1. Tickets on sale at the Common Market and at the door. The first 200 attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Marabel's book. For more information, contact the Common Connection at (585) 275-5911.

Tuesday
February 15
4:30-5:30

SimonDiversity Dinner 

Eisenburg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall

Tickets $7

RSVP: ElizabethOputa@simon.rochester.edu

Wednesday
February 16
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker Anthonia Kalu,  Ohio State University
Department of African American and African Studies, part of the " Theorizing Black Studies: Representing African-Americans in the African Imagination"

Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room

2010-11 Humanities Project, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Thursday
February 17
12:30 p.m.

YardenHillel Lunch and Learn with Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein "A Cultural Journey"

Brennan Room (middle level) Interfaith Chapel

Lunch is free-- RSVP to http://www.facebook.com/URHillel

In 1985, at age 11, Yarden Fanta arrived in Israel with her family, not knowing how to read or write.  Their journey from Ethiopia to Israel had taken 2 years.  At the age of 14 Yarden began school for the first time in Israel.  Today she is the first Ethiopian woman to have earned her PhD in Israel.  Currently she and her family are at Harvard University where she is doing post-doctoral work in the field of education.  Her story is a remarkable one.

Thursday
February 17
6:00 p.m.

George Eastman HouseGeorge Eastman House Artists Talk: William Earle Williams

 Cost included in museum admission; open to the public

Thursday
February 17
7:00- 9:00 p.m.

BSU and URCF Love & Relationship Forum-Friel Lounge--come talk about Love, Sex, and everything in between and get some good advice on these topics and more. Refreshments and good conversation will be provided! FREE ADMISSION to ALL!

Friday
February 18   
12 p.m.

Civil Rights Museum Tour
Sponsored by the Simon National Black MBA Association

RSVP heather.amalaha@simon.rochester.edu

Friday
February 18   
12:30-1:45 p.m.

2011 African American History Seminar Series Indelible Impressions….
Week 3: Banished – The documentary Banished explores racial cleansing in Forsyth County Georgia and Pierce City Missouri and the forced expulsion of African Americans from their homes and land.

Guest respondent –

The Rev. Dr. Vera Evans Miller, Senior Pastor of the Genesee Baptist Church - whose family is featured in the documentary.

Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), URMC Campus

Sunday
February 20
7:00-9:00

URCF and BSU Gospel Concert-Interfaith Chapel--9 Performances from all over upstate New York... 1 stage... 1 night...You don't want to miss this illuminating event. FREE ADMISSION to ALL!

Monday
February 21
4:30-5:30

SimonDiversity Dinner
Eisenburg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall
Tickets $7
RSVP: ElizabethOputa@simon.rochester.edu

Wednesday
February 23
5:30-7:00 p.m.

"Black Perceptions of Blackness"

Wilson Commons, Gowen Room

This event will be a panel discussion featuring University of Rochester students who describe themselves as either being African, African-American or Caribbean. The panel will include two students from each category. The purpose of this discussion is to analyze and decode what being black means to Caribbean, African and African-American students respectively and how these perceptions of blackness effect our interactions with each other on campus as well as with faculty.

John K. Marah, Chairman of SUNY Brockport's Department of African and African-American Studies will be our guest speaker and will direct the panel discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Pan African Students’ Association.

Friday
February 25
12:00-5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Conference: "African Livelihoods"
Organized by Robert Foster, Anthropology, and Joe Lanning

Department of Anthropology, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Friday
February 25
7:00 p.m.

SOCAAnnual Bob Marley Memorial Expo

A Celebration of Caribbean Music

Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

Sponsored by the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness

Come out and enjoy Caribbean music, food & many performances while we celebrate Caribbean culture, plus Prizes and Giveaways!!!

Saturday
February 26
8:00 p.m.

George Eastman House

Film Program:Round Midnight

General Admission, $7; students, $5; open to the public

Sunday
February 27 
12:00-5:00 pm


Black History Month

Black History Month Family Day
Memorial Art Gallery

All ages are invited to this free annual event celebrating Black History Month. This year's program includes a concert by Rochester soul group Black August; "A Time in the Life of Frederick Douglass, Shields Green and A Woman Called Moses (Harriet Tubman)," a historical reenactment by AKWAABA: The Heritage Associates; a child-friendly art talk on Ghana and adinkra symbols by Nita Brown; drumming by children's performance troupe Dreamseeds; hands-on art activities; and family tours of the collection. Free admission is funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Robert and Madeleine S. Heilbrunn Memorial Fund.

Sunday
February 27 
6:00-7:00 pm

Undergraduate Anthropology Council and BSU Discussion-in Ruth Merril-- come discuss issues of contemporary civil rights and race, particularly as related to mass incarceration. This is a discussion you don't want to miss.

Click here for information about Black History Month 2010