This year’s City College of New York Black History Month celebration includes a short film showing, African drumming sessions, live performances, panel discussions as well as an art exhibition. The events are presented by the Department of Student Life and Leadership Development and the Black Studies Program in the Division of Humanities and the Arts.
Black History Month Diversity Talks the Black History Month Kickoff begins on Thursday, February 1 in the NAC Ballroom from 12-2 p.m. and will feature a short film showing, a discussion of “Breathless “ and an African drumming session.
Black History Month Diversity Talks, a panel discussion on intersectionality of culture and diversity during present times in relation to Black History Month, will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 12-2 p.m. in the NAC Ballroom. Panelists from the departments of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures, Black Studies and Anthropology will be joining the discussion.
The Black History Month Wednesday Night Live closing ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 28 from 8-10 p.m. in the NAC Aronow Theatre with live entertainment, music, food and various speakers. All the events above are made possible by the Student Life Activities Program Committee.
The Black studies Program presents Black (w)omen : Seen it before, an exhibition that will feature the works of emerging and established black self-identified, womyn, visual & performance artist Rafia, and documentary photographer Korren Martin. The opening and reception is on Wednesday, February 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cohen Library Archives; there will also be an Artist Talk on Monday, February 26 from 6-8 p.m. with Rafia, visual artist and performer, and Korren, documentary photographer.
Other highlights include the African Voices! #DACA event on Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall, Room 250. The event, moderated by Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, will talk about Black Lives Matter and issues affecting immigrant populations from the perspective of local advocates and activists.
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