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Black History Month 2014

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   Black History Month Calendar (PDF)


February 1

Film: The Watsons Go to Birmingham

A family travels from Michigan to Alabama to visit grandparents and ends up on the front lines of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement.

Free showing at the Whaling Museum Theatre, 2-5pm

Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society

February 4

Black History Month 2014 Inaugural Event

"Now You See it, Now You Don’t! The Sweet Enchantment of Post-Racial Racism in Contemporary America"
Presented by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room, 11am-1pm
Reception to follow at the Unity House, 1:30pm

February 5

Chancellor’s Colloquium

"So, What Do You Do... exactly...?: Confessions of a Polymath"
A performance/lecture by Mwalim *7) (Prof. Morgan James Peters) a.k.a "DaPhunkee Professor"

Woodland Commons, 5-7pm 

February 8

Share the Dream Banquet

Annual College Now celebration honoring students

Whites of Westport, 4-7pm
$30 public admission

February 9

14th Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-thon

First Unitarian Church, New Bedford, 2-6pm 

Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society

February 10

Black-Owned Business Day

Stop by to support black-owned businesses offering art, jewelry, and other cultural items

Campus Center, 10am-3pm

February 12

African-American Read-In

Participants share poetry and readings from their favorite African-American authors

LARTS Atrium, 10am-3pm
Light refreshments will be served

February 19

Dinner at Unity House

Celebrate and honor the history of UMass Dartmouth's Frederick Douglass Unity House.
Share a meal and your experiences with past and current leaders, students, and friends.

Unity House, 5pm

RSVP to DMoore@umassd.edu by February 12

February 20

Griot’s Corner

Poetry, music, sonversation & soul screening: "Standing In The Shadows of Motown"
Featuring an open mic with Mwalim (Prof. Morgan James Peters)

Unity House, 6:30pm
Light refreshments will be served

February 21

Time to Talk

A conversation with Jocelyn Ekeh, former Black Panther and civil rights activist.

Unity House, 2pm

Light refreshments will be served

February 22

Black History Month Show

Celebrating UMass Dartmouth students

Main Auditorium, 5:30pm

February 24

De-Stress Yourself Day

Drop in for a complimentary massage

Unity House, 9am-3pm
Light refreshments will be served

Sign up at the Unity House 

February 28

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carlos Muñoz

Woodland Commons, 8:30am
$25 faculty, staff, and the general public; $10 students
Tickets available at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, third floor, Administration Building

Frederick Douglass: In the Shadow of Slavery

A one-man adventure showcasing the complexities of American (and New Bedford) history starring Mel Johnson Jr.

Zeiterion Theater, 8pm
For tickets, visit www.zeiterion.org