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Black History Month 2012

2012 Black History MonthBlack History month Book Display
Month of February
Rush Rhees Circulation Desk

The display features the works of Michael Eric Dyson and selected books by other authors on African American culture and history.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Allen G. Johnson

Allen Johnson Event

Friday, January 27, 2012
Michael Eric Dyson
Strong Auditorium
6:00 p.m.

Michael Eric Dyson


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5:00 p.m.
Gowen Room

African Video Series

"Present Tense" a film by Dave McKenzie

"The Ethnography of No Place" a film by Rachel Lears and Saya Woolfalk
Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Thursday, February 2, 2012

 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gleason

Black History Month Video Series-Wild Women Don't Have the Blues

Wild Women Don't have the BluesThrough historic performances and recordings, captures the spirit of such pioneering blues women as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Ida Cox, and others.

Sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of Minority Student Affairs

Every Thursday in February 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2:00 p.m.
36 King Street, Rochester

Frederick Douglass Resource Center Cultural Tour
Simon SNB
Snb@simon.rochester.edu
Cost: Free

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Strong Auditorium

BSU Step ShowBlack Students’ Union
9th Annual Step-Show Competition- "Respect My Step"

Tickets sold at the Common Market and at the door.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5:30-7:00 p.m.
A&B Conference Rooms
Strong Memorial Hospital

AAN LogoAfrican American Network (AAN) Panel Discussions- Panel I

The History of Black History Month & Should We Continue to Celebrate It?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5:00pm
Havens Lounge (Wilson Commons)

FDI Study Abroad FlyerSymposium on Study Abroad in Africa
Thursday, February 9, 2012

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gleason 

Black in Latin AmericaBlack History Month Video Series-Black in Latin America

Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America.

Sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of Minority Student Affairs

Every Thursday in February 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Class of '62 Auditorium, G-9425

1st ANNUAL Tana Grady-Weliky MD Memorial Lecture on Women and Diversity in Medicine

Ebony in an Ivory Tower: Diversity and Disparities in American Medicine

Presented by: Annelle Primm, MD,
Deputy Medical Director and Director of Minority and National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association Arlington, Virginia

Saturday, February 11, 2012

8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons

Black Student's Union
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, February 13, 2012

5:30-7pm
Eastman Dorms, Director’s Dining room

Eastman SchoolEastman School of Music Hosts:
Slavery Awareness Week Events

Discussion on Exploring the Issue of Child Sex-Trafficking Worldwide

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

6:00 p.m.
Wells-Brown

Signifying without Specifying

Stephanie Li

"Signifying without Specifying"
Stephanie Li, Assistant Professor of English

Co-sponsored by the Office of Minority Student Affairs, the College Diversity Roundtable, and Shadowing the History and Diverse Environments of Students (SHADES)

Wednesday, February 15 2012

4:30 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Room

Panel discussion on Haiti with past FDI Fellow, Millery Polyne, New York University, Discussion on his book “From Douglass to Duvalier: US African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964”

Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

4:30 p.m.
Location:TBD

Diversity Dinner
Simon SNB
Snb@simon.rochester.edu

Cost: $8
Open to Simon School All

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

5:30-7:00 p.m.
A&B Conference Rooms
Strong Memorial Hospital 

AAN LogoAfrican American Network (AAN) Panel Discussions- Panel II

Financial Empowerment-Tips for Reducing Debt, Budgeting, Saving, and Breaking the Chains of Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

5:30-7pm
Eastman Dorms, Director’s Dining room

Eastman SchoolEastman School of Music Hosts:
Slavery Awareness Week Events

Discussion on Exploring the Issue of Child Sex-Trafficking in the United States

Thursday, February 16, 2012

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gleason

Dreaming RiversBlack History Month Video Series- Dreaming Rivers

After the death of their mother, who emigrated to England from St. Lucia to be with their father, two sisters and a brother of white English and Black Caribbean parentage attempt to fathom her psyche, her homesickness and depression after their father left the family, and their own ambiguous sense of identity and belonging.

Sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of Minority Student Affairs

Every Thursday in February 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

7am-7pm
Eastman Dorms, Conference Room 118

Eastman SchoolEastman School of Music Hosts:
Slavery Awareness Week Events

 Prayer Room

Friday, February 17, 2012

12:30- 1:45 p.m.
Case Method (1-9576)

Lifting the Veils of Secrecy and Shame - Homophobia and African American Communities of Faith

Documentary: All God's Children presents a political, social, and religious analysis of sexual orientation within the context of the traditional African American values of freedom, inclusion, and the Christian ethic. Through the voices of politicians, religious leaders, academics, family members, and activists, All God's Children vividly illustrates the human toll exacted upon society by the unspoken stigmatization and alienation of lesbians and gay men.

Guest Respondent:  Stanley Byrd, Ed. D., Manager, Human Resources-Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion University of Rochester

Friday, February 17, 2012

Messinger Hall 1, Located at 26 Gibbs St at the Eastman Community Music School

Eastman SchoolEastman School of Music Hosts:
Slavery Awareness Week Events

Benefit Concert for LOVE146 (www.love146.org)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

7:00-8:30pm
Eastman Dorms, Director’s Dining room

Eastman SchoolEastman School of Music Hosts:
Slavery Awareness Week Events

Speaker- Jonathan Walton from NYCUP (New York City Urban Project)
ThrIVe meeting
Sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Sunday, February 19, 2012

12:00 PM to 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Art Gallery

Black History Month Family Day

Celebrate Black History Month with art activities, tours, storytelling, and music and dance performances. Admission is free.

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Robert and Madeleine S. Heilbrunn Memorial Fund

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

7pm-9pm
Interfaith Chapel

University of Rochester Christian Fellowship and BSU's Gospel Concert


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

12pm - 1:30 p.m.
Lattimore 540


Research Seminar with Takkara Brunson, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute

Talk title: “Remnants of Slavery on the Eve of Independence: Afro-Cuban Women Define Freedom, 1886-1900”

 

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
Lunch Provided, RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu
Cost: Free

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

5:00pm
Hawkins Carlson Room

Humanist Scholar, Kwame Anthony Appiah from Princeton University presents “African Identities” 

Co- sponsored by the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

5:30-7:00 p.m.
A&B Conference Rooms
Strong Memorial Hospital

AAN LogoAfrican American Network (AAN) Panel Discussions- Panel III

Wearing the Mask at Work & the Effects It Has on Your Life

Thursday, February 23, 2012

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gleason

Adam Clayton PowellBlack History Month Video Series- Adam Clayton Powell

This is a compelling portrait of the legendary African American leader, Adam Clayton Powell as well as a fascinating look at the beginning of modern black politics in this country.

Sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of Minority Student Affairs

Every Thursday in February 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

5:30-7:00 p.m.
A&B Conference Rooms
Strong Memorial Hospital

AAN LogoAfrican American Network (AAN) Panel Discussions- Panel IV

Issues Faced by Minorities in the Workplace & Does Diversity Mean Anything Anymore?

Friday, February 24, 2012 

12:30- 1:45 p.m.
Case Method (1-9576)

Lifting the Veil of Mistreatment

A Historical Look at African Americans with Mental Illness and the Crownsville Hospital for the Negro Insane of Maryland

Documentary “The Negro Insane”

Guest Facilitator– Karen Culley Writer, Poet and Producer of the documentary “The Negro Insane”

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Melany SilasRochester Black History Month CelebrationsUR Alumna Melany Silas ’99 and ’01 will be honored as “Women of the Year”  at the 10th Annual Black Heritage Gala!

For more information please visit City of Rochester celebration of Black History Month

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

4:00 p.m.
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library 

Raisin in the Sun

Panel Discussion with Professor Steven R. Carter
"A Raisin in the Sun:  From Domestic to Epic"

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

Two Icons LectureFourth Annual Two Icons Lecture on Race and Gender

"'Baby, You Could Be Jesus in Drag': Lorraine Hansberry and Black Domestic Workers on Being The Help."

Michelle Gordon, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California

Sponsored by: Susan B. Anthony Institute, Frederick Douglass Institute
Cost: Free

Friday, March 2, 2012 

12:30- 1:45 p.m.
Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Lifting the Veil of Denial                                                                                          

How Perceived Discrimination, Racism, and Acculturation Impact Suicidal Ideation and Attempts among Black Young Adults

Guest Facilitator–Kathryn A. Castle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry

During young adulthood the suicide rate among Blacks rises dramatically and approaches that of the U.S. general population, requiring that prevention efforts include a focus on Black young adults. Although most research on suicidality among Blacks has focused on risk factors observed in the dominant culture, Dr. Castle and colleagues have examined associations between perceived discrimination, racism, and acculturation with lifetime suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempt (SA) among Black young adults.

Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 342–351, June 2011

See Events from Previous Years

Black History Month 2011

Black History Month 2010