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Black History Month 2018

Mission: Black History Month, at The University of Akron, celebrates and educates the campus and surrounding communities on the knowledge, pride, understanding and empowerment of the African American culture and its impact on our daily lives.

Black History Month Poster Series

Feb. 1st, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 26th

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Trapezoid Lounge

February 1st-4th

Feb. 2nd

Film- Get Out (2016)

Time: 6:00pm
Location: STUN Theatre
Sponsors: University Libraries & Zips Programming Network

February 5th-11th

Feb. 5th

The How-To’s of Race: How to Talk about Race

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Student Union Room 310
Sponsor: Rethinking Race Committee

Feb. 6th

Film- I am Not Your Negro

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsors: University Libraries & Zips Programming Network

How to Talk about Racism

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Bierce Library 154
Sponsors: Rethinking Race Committee

“The End of Racism” – Comedy & Lecture Tour

Time: 9:00pm
Location: EJ Thomas Hall
Sponsors: RHPB, RHC, & EJ Thomas Hall

Feb. 7th

Film- What’s Race Got to Do with It?

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: University Libraries & Zips Programming Network

Film- Marshall

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: University Libraries & Zips Programming Network

What does it mean to be an Ally?

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Student Union Room 335
Sponsors: Rethinking Race Committee
This teach-in will reflect on how we might help each other engage in conscious, meaningful dialogue over what if means to envision and enact an inclusive society. What does it mean to be an ally in anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-xenophobic struggles?

Don't Touch My Hair

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Student Union Room 307
Sponsors: SAAS

Feb. 8th

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sue

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom A/B
Sponsor: Rethinking Race Committee
Dr. Sue will discuss his work on the psychology of race dialogues: exposing rules that impact how we talk about race in the U.S., consequences of the failure to have honest dialogues, challenges to successful conversations, and solutions to these obstacles.

February 12th-18th

Feb. 12th

*Soul Food for Thought

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Law School Room 180
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
UA’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is hosting a luncheon and panel discussion entitled “Soul Food for Thought.” The discussion will center on how to mobilize millinials to become activists for social justice initiatives.

Feb. 13th

Culture and Cocktails of the Harlem Renaissance

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: Black Excellence Commission

Feb. 14th

Race Talk: Let’s Start the Conversation

Time: 10:00am
Location: Student Union Room 312
Sponsor: Counseling and Testing Center

Black Love

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Student Union Room 307
Sponsor: SAAS & SAAB

Feb. 15th

Interracial Couple Panel

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Student Union Starbucks/Piano Lounge
Sponsor: Zips Programming Network
The aim of this event is to encourage students to think about race and to examine or re-examine the idea and reality of interracial relationships. Students will be able to hear the experiences of interracial couples and also have the opportunity to ask the couples questions related to their relationship.

Film- Hidden Figures

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: University Libraries
Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. A Panel discussion will take place after the film.

A Girl Like Me

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology presents the film: A Girl Like Me. This documentary discusses the issues of Black identity and includes a recreation of the doll studies by Kenneth and Mamie Clark. A panel discussion Q & A will immediately follow the film.

Feb. 16th

*Charlottesville: The Call for a More Civil Society

Time: 6:00pm
Location: McDowell Law Center Commons
Sponsor: Rethinking Race Committee

February 19th-25th

Feb. 19th

Modern Slavery Panel Discussion

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Black Excellence Commission

Feb. 21st

Poetic Justice

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Student Union Room 312
Sponsor: Student African American Sisterhood & Campus Programs

Feb. 22nd

Family Reunion Celebration: Celebrating our Roots

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: Black Excellence Commission

Feb. 24th

2nd Annual Black History Month Talent Showcase

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Buchtel CLC
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association

February 26th-28th

Feb. 26th

Campus & Community Conversation: The State of UA

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Graduate Student Government & Black Students United
This event will bring together UA leaders and community leaders to discuss the history of Akron and how race has played a part in the history.

Feb. 27th

Black Family Feud

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Leigh Hall Room 107
Sponsor: Black Organization for STEM Students (BOSS)

Feb. 28th

Continuing the Conversation: Moving Forward in Humility

Time: 10:00am
Location: Student Union Room 312
Sponsor: Counseling & Testing Center

Law & Order

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: SAAS & SAAB