UMass Dartmouth Announces Black History Month Events

UMass Dartmouth announced today a schedule of events for Black History Month

UMass Dartmouth announced today a schedule of events for Black History Month. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the public are invited to attend all events. Many events are being held through the sponsorship of the New Bedford Historical Society. 

The Black History Month 2014 Inaugural Event will be a presentation by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, "Now You See it, Now You Don't! The Sweet Enchantment of Post-Racial Racism in Contemporary America", February 4, 2014, at UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House. 

The month of remembrance honoring the unique and rich history of African-Americans in the United States, particularly on the SouthCoast, will culminate at the 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Friday, February 28, 2014 at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons. Scholar, author, and activist Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast. UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman will introduce Dr. Muñoz. 

For information on all upcoming events throughout the month, visit umassd.edu/blackhistorymonth. 

UMass Dartmouth Black History Month Calendar of Events: 

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, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
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, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Reception to follow at the Unity House, 1:30 p.m. 

February 5 
Chancellor's Colloquium 
"So, What Do You Do... exactly...?: Confessions of a Polymath" 
A performance/lecture by Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor" 
Woodland Commons, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

February 8 
Share the Dream Banquet 
Annual College Now celebration honoring students 
Whites of Westport, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
$30 public admission 

February 9 
14th Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-thon 
First Unitarian Church, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
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 
UMass Dartmouth Campus Center, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

February 12 
African-American Read-In 
Participants share poetry and readings from their favorite African-American authors 
UMass Dartmouth Liberal Arts Building Atrium, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
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. 
RSVP to DMoore@umassd.edu by February 12 

February 20 
Griot's Corner 
Poetry, music, conversation and soul screening: "Standing In The Shadows of Motown" 
Featuring an open mic with Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor" 
Unity House, 6:30 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served 

February 21 
Time to Talk 
A conversation with Jocelyn Ekeh, former Black Panther and civil rights activist. 
Unity House, 2:00 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served 

February 22 
Black History Month Show 
Celebrating UMass Dartmouth students 
UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. 

February 24 
De-Stress Yourself Day 
Drop in for a complimentary massage 
Unity House, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Light refreshments will be served 
Sign up at the Unity House 

February 25, 26, & 27 
Bring your dinner and watch the PBS special "Henry Gates' Many Rivers to Cross" with your friends 
Unity House, 6:00 p.m. 

February 28 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carlos Muñoz 
Woodland Commons, 8:30 a.m. 
$25 faculty, staff, and the general public; $10 students 
Tickets available in 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, 8:00 p.m. 
For tickets, visit www.zeiterion.org



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