February is FINALLY here!

The season of love seems to bear more meaning this year than ever before. With the Presidential Primaries quickly approaching and the oppression of people of color at the heart of dispute and controversy, we are ecstatic to spend February (and far beyond) celebrating black excellence and black history. In a month full of events right here in our city, we honor the courageous, the fallen, the unsung, and the creative.

First up, UMOJA Week from January 31st to February 6th. This week engages the deepest pillars of our community including spirituality, health, education, art and so much more (link to dates and times).

In addition, enjoy wine and cheese while discussing a classic, Langston Hughes’ The Big Sea. Dr. Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Chair of Africana Studies, leads this discussion at the Graduate Student Center starting at 4pm on February 4th. Register for free here. (P.S. The Graduate Student Center has The Big Sea for sale at just $5)

Finally, on February 3rd from 6-8:30pm, prepare to be deeply moved, by a screening of the award-winning Selma, a film set squarely at the heart of the Civil Rights movement.

It’s a packed week and that’s only the beginning! Stay tuned for more updates!

Speak on it, Ava!

Note on front page image attached to this post: Sadie T.M. Alexander (1898-1989), B.S. 1918, A.M. 1919, Ph.D. 1921, LL.B. 1927, with paintings by her uncle Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937), photograph

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