UMass Dartmouth's Black History 4 Seasons Council announces events for the 2019 spring semester.
In collaboration with various UMassD colleges and departments and community partners such as the New Bedford Historical Society, these events honor the contributions of Black Americans in politics, social justice, literature, theater, visual arts, and music.
All events are free to UMassD students.
Partnering with the Black History 4 Seasons Council
The Black History 4 Seasons Council offers events focused on engaging students and the broader community in deeper conversations and ongoing dialogue about the African American experience. If you are interested in partnering with the Council, or if you are planning an event that you would like to have added to our calendar, please contact Donna Moore at 508.999.9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb2130th Annual National African American Read-In
Enjoy light refreshments while listening to students, faculty, and share readings from and about their favorite African American authors. Sign up and share your favorite African American reading, poetry, or story. LARTS Atrium Contact: LaSella Hall, email@example.com or 508-999-9220 Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Unity House, the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement & BH4SC
Feb2130th National African American Read-In
Please join us for the 30th National African American Read-In on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11:00am- 3:00pm in the LARTS Atrium- First Floor. We are asking individuals and classes to participate by reading passages from African-American/black authors, writers, poets, spoken-word artists, singers, and essayists. Original works are welcomed! Each reading need be no longer than five minutes per reader; again, original pieces are welcome. This program is sponsored by Black History 4 Seasons (BH4S), Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Frederick Douglass Unity House. Participants are welcome to sign-up. For more information please contact Frederick Douglass Unity House at (508) 999-9222. We hope to see you at the AARI! Again, we thank you for your participation.
Feb21New Bedford and the Underground Railroad
The Journey of Henry Box Brown, a short film and reading from Voices from the Underground Railroad. Brother and sister, Jeb and Mattie escape from enslavement in Maryland and travel on the Underground Railroad to find their brother in New Bedford. Handouts and materials provided. Location: New Bedford Library, 613 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor. Contact: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society, 508-979.8828
Feb22S.P.E.A.K. Social Justice Dialogues "The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health"
Please join us for S.P.E.A.K. Social Justice Dialogues Season 1 Episode 1 The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health on this Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-6PM in Woodlands Commons. S.P.E.A.K. stands for Stimulating Practical Engaging Audiences Knowledgeably. S.P.E.A.K. provides an interactive way to discuss social justice and issues of concern on campus, in our local communities and across the globe. Social justice issues on campus impact students as well as the communities in which they live. S.P.E.A.K. is about informing current students, faculty/staff and administrators about events that impact their everyday lives, while promoting cultural competency for global understanding. S.P.E.A.K. creates a platform that will allow for participants to truly express themselves in a welcoming and brave space. Attendees will discuss and interact with one another regarding the theme of this episode. Light refreshments will be served along with prizes and give-a-ways. For more information please contact the Frederick Douglass Unity House at (508) 999-9222.
Feb11From Slavery to Freedom: African Americans in Maritime History
A panel exhibit that highlights the important role of African Americans and Cape Verdeans in New Bedford's maritime history. Exhibit opens Thursday January 17, 2019 and runs through Thursday March 7, 2019. Location: New Bedford Library, 613 Pleasant Street, 3rd floor. Contact: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society, 508.979.8828
Apr112019 Unity Fest presents Unidad
2019 Unity Fest presents Unidad! We cordially invite you to attend the the 5th annual UNITY FEST scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00pm on the Campus Quad ( Rain Location: Campus Center). Through this collaborative annual event, we aim to promote diversity, intercultural awareness, and community building here at UMass Dartmouth. UNITY FEST will be a celebration of culture, education, and social festivities for the entire campus community; an event we hope will touch the spirit of the community and bring people together. The 2019 Unity Fest will focus on the Unidad (Spanish for Unity) of UMass Dartmouth overall. We will celebrate the idea that what makes each of us unique is what creates the beautifully diverse vibrant community on our campus. This year, the student coordinators are interested in creating opportunity to learn about South American, Spanish, Caribbean and Island cultures. The Unity Fest is a space where no matter how different we may or may not be, we can come together and celebrate a community we share. Come Enjoy cultural activities, music, dancing, giveaways and more including a sample menu of diverse cultural foods. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact FDUH at (508) 999-9222.
Jun1New Bedford NAACP 30th Annual Freedom Fund Breakfast
Local high school graduates are honored with NAACP New Bedford Branch scholarships. More details to follow. Contact: LaSella Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-999-9220 Sponsored by the NAACP New Bedford Branch and Youth Council & the UMass Dartmouth NAACP College Chapter