Black History Month 2014
Post on 20-Mar-2016
DESCRIPTIONNorthwestern University Black History month 2014.
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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITYCALENDAR OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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hMLK CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FEATURING DR. WARREN WASHINGTON7:00pm / Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.Join us as we hear from Dr. Warren Washington, the second African-American to earn a doctorate in the atmospheric sciences, and an internationally recognized scholar. Dr. Washington is a role model, mentor, and inspiration for gen-erations of young researchers from diverse backgrounds. For more infor-mation, including a full list of events celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit www.northwestern.edu/mlk
DINNER DIALOGUES6:00pm-7:00pm / Alison Dining Hall, PARC room (1820 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by Campus Inclusion & Com-munity and Residential College BoardFree & open to all students! The monthly Dinner Dialogues Program engages students in a peer-moder-ated conversation around a specific topic with other students that they may not have met otherwise. This months program will continue the Universitys celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Meal vouchers will be provided for students who do not have meal plans. Be sure to join us!
UCS COMPANY INFORMATION SESSIONSJanuary through March Sponsored by University Career ServicesUCS Company Information Sessions are your opportunity to connect with the worlds best companies. This quarter, well be hosting IBM, Booz & Company, LinkedIn, AllState Insur-ance Company, and more! For more information on the sessions, search for jobs/internships, or to make an appointment with your career advi-sor,log on to CareerCat at bit.ly/ucscareercat.
HUBDittmar Gallery, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by Dittmar GalleryDont miss Amanda Burnhams site-specific room-size installation, calling attention to the ever-changing composition of American cityscapes and their simultaneously beautiful and discordant attributes. Her mas-sive three-dimensional drawings will change how you see both Evanston and the Northwestern campus.
JABULANI: THE AFRICAN CULTURE SHOW 6:00pm / Louis Room, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by the African Students AssociationJabulani is a celebration of African culture from across the continent. The culture show will feature dancing, food, fashion, stories, and interactive experiences for the Northwestern and Greater Chicago communities to engage in.
FIRESIDE CHAT: FEATURING DR. LESLEY-ANN BROWN6:00pm / Slivka 2nd Floor Recreation Lounge (2322 Campus Drive)Sponsored by GLASS Residence Life StaffJoin us for this discussion about diversity and inclusion at Northwestern. Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown, Director for the office of Campus Inclusion and Community, will talk about what actions students can take to be a positive influence on others around them.
HARAMBEE6:00pm / Louis Room, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive)Sponsored by African American Student Affairs and For Members Only: NUs Black Student Alliance Harambee is the official kick-off event of Black History Month. It features free food, song, dance, and a reflection on African, Caribbean, and African-American culture. Recipients of the Gardner/Exum Scholarship will also be announced. Join us for this long-standing NU tradition!
MLK KEYNOTE SPEAKER MYRLIE EVERS-WILLIAMS6:00pm / Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Drive) Sponsored by Office of the Provost and the MLK Planning CommitteeJoin us for the Universitys official observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with a keynote address delivered by civil rights activist, author, and former chairperson of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams. She is also the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and the first laywoman to give an invoca-tion at a presidential inauguration. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, including a full list of events celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit www.northwestern.edu/mlk.
WRITING SECRECY IN CARIBBEAN FREEMASONRY12:00pm-2:00pm / Kresge Hall, Room 2-425 (1880 Campus Drive)Sponsored by the Afro Latin@ Working Group, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, the Latina and Latino Studies Program, the Center for African American History, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Program of American StudiesThis book talk by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo-Martnez, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will analyze Masonic, literary, and politi-cal writings of Spanish Caribbean intellectuals who lived in the decades of anti-colonial struggle in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (1860-1898). Come learn how in the Caribbean, Masonic notions of liberal freedom coincided with the legacies of empire and colonial slavery.
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THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI: FILM SCREENING & TALKBACK6:30pm / The Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Circle)Sponsored by Inspire Media & For Members Only: NUs Black Student AllianceInspire Media is teaming up with FMO to screen this unconventional sports documentary exploring Alis life outside the ring. It focuses on his humani-tarian work, refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, and joining the National Islam. There will be a talkback with one of the directors immediately follow-ing the film.
THE RACIAL POLITICS OF VOCAL HARMONIES IN 20 FEET FROM STARDOM 7:00pm / Kresge Hall, Room 4310 (1880 Campus Drive)Sponsored by the Latina and Latino Studies ProgramWhat can the work of backup singers tell us about racial and gender dynamics of the U.S.? Join Northwestern LLSP faculty member Dr. Lorena Alvarado for a critical reading of the 2013 documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, which features interviews with and the histories of these cultural workers. Learn how these performers are not just supplement to acts like The Rolling Stones, but represent a manifestation of the racial and gender politics within stardoms political economy.
DRAMATIC READING OF POEMS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH7:00pm / The Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL. 60201)Sponsored by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Next Theatre CompanyGet engaged with the Evanston community through this dramatic read-ing of poems by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Arna Bontemps, Nikki Givoanni, W.E.B. DuBoise, Alice Walker and more. Come be inspired and entertained! Call Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at 847-448-8254 or Next Theatre Company at 847-475-1875 for more information. Admission to this event is free and the age level is 10 years and up.
3 CRITICAL BLACK HISTORY TALKS ON RACISM: PART ONE6:45pm / University Hall, Room 122 (1897 Sheridan Rd.)Sponsored by the Center for African American HistoryJoin CAAH for 3 talks by NU Associate professor Barnor Hesse, looking at how racism has been defined, disseminated, distorted, and disavowed by the West. And how historically, colonial practices of race governance became socially normalized despite the hegemonic liberal idea of racism as ideology and pathology. In part one, Dr. Hesse will address the questions: Did the West turn against racism during the 20th century? If so, why?
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ITS REL-EVANCE TO YOU6:00pm / Elder 1st Floor Lounge (2400 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Kemper & Elder Residence Life StaffIs Black History Month still relevant? Why should it matter for people who dont identify as Black? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Aldon Morris, Northwesterns Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and affiliated faculty member in the department of African-American Studies, who will address these questions and more.
CHANGING YOUR MINDSET8:00pm / Conference Room, The Black House (1914 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by African American Student AffairsAASA presents Dr. Adia Gooden of The Family Institute, who will present ideas based on the Carol Dwecks book Mindset: The New Psychol-ogy of Success. This exciting and engaging program will show stu-dents how to move from a fixed mindset, focusing on their limitations, to a growth mindset focusing on personal development. Food will be provided. Dont miss it!
I DONT KNOW IF IM A FEMINIST, BUT DISCUSSION SERIES12:00pm / Womens Center (2000 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Womens Center
but, I believe in equal work for equal pay. but, I want my voice to be heard. Whether youre a feminist or not, join us for a monthly brown bag lunch discussion of hot topics that pertain to women.A short article or video clips will be provided. Bring your lunch and your viewpoints!
9th ALICE MILLAR BIRTHDAY CONCERT:
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION7:00pm / Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by Northwestern University Chaplain, Alice Millar Chapel Choir & Northwestern University Symphony OrchestraCelebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alice Millar Chapel with this memo-rable concert featuring the glorious strains of Louis Viernes Marche Triomphale, Joseph Schwantners stirring composition New Morning for the World, based on texts of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the world pre-miere of Schwantners Chapel Music: Five Diverse Songs for Chorus and Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
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BLE PRESENTS: BLACK HISTORY MONTH6:00pm / Bobb-McCullouch 1st Floor Lounge (2305 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by Bobb-McCullouch Hall GovernmentBobb-McCulloch will host NUs pre-miere gospel choir, the Northwestern Community Ensemble, for a perfor-mance of more traditional African-American arrangements. Following the performance, several volunteers from the choir will talk about why Black History Month is important to them and share personal experiences, as well as open up the floor for ques-tions from residents. Please join us for this free event!
DINING WITH DYNAMOS: FEATURING KIMBERLY CREWS-GOODE6:00pm / John Evans Alumni Center (1800 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Womens CenterJoin the Womens Center for its inau-gural year of Dining with Dynamos, where we invite one alumna to have dinner with 15 female undergraduate students. Eat, learn, ask questions, and be inspired. Februarys event features Kimberley Crews-Goode, Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs at Northwest-ern Mutual. In 2012, Ms. Crews-Goode was selected as one of Savoy Magazines Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: DISCUSSION WITH MINKAH MAKALANI12:30pm / Kresge Hall, Room 2-425 (1880 Campus Drive)Sponsored by the Center for African American HistoryIn this volume, co-edited by Davar-ian Baldwin, the Harlem Renais-sance escapes from New York into its proper global context. These essays recover the broader New Negro experience, and provide a lens through which to better understand capitalist developments, imperial expansions, and the formation of brave new worlds in the early twentieth century.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR 4:00pm / Conference Room, The Black House (1914 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by CARE and the Department of Gender Studies What role do sex, sexuality, and rape culture play in the fight for racial justice? Two undergraduates, Amrit Trewn and Kyra Jones, used their time at Northwestern to research this very question. In this round-table discussion, Trewn and Jones will present their findings on interracial sexuality and sexual violence in the Black community. The presenta-tion will be followed by a discussion with CARE about how the findings are relevant to their work and what resources are available to students of color.
BITTERSWEET HARVEST: THE BRACERO PROGRAM 1942-1964Dittmar Gallery, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by Dittmar Gallery, the Latina and Latino Studies Program, and the SmithsonianCurrently on a national tour, this exhibit explores the little-known story of the Bracero Program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. Join us for the exhibits free open-ing reception on February 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Dittmar Gallery.
42: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION2:00pm / 1835 Hinman Lounge (1835 Hinman Avenue)Sponsored by Residential ServicesResidential Services presents the film 42, the 2013 biographical film about businessman, activist, and Baseball Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson. After the film, there will be a discussion about Robinsons life and legacy.
MSA INC: FEATURING DR. ALEXANDER WEHELIYE12:00pm / Annenberg Hall G02 (2120 Campus Drive) Sponsored by African American Student Affairs & the Department of African American Studies Join AASA for the winter quarter instalment of our MSA INC speaker series, featuring Dr. Alexander Wehe-liye. A scholar of Black literature, criti-cal theory, social technologies, and popular culture, Dr. Weheliyes talk will focus on how technology is influ-encing and shaping contemporary R&B music. This free event includes a buffet style lunch. We hope you will join us!
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3 CRITICAL BLACK HISTORY TALKS ON RACISM: PART TWO6:45pm / University Hall, Room 122 (1897 Sheridan Rd.)Sponsored by the Center for African American HistoryJoin CAAH for 3 talks by NU Associate professor Barnor Hesse, looking at how racism has been defined, disseminated, distorted, and disavowed by the West. And how historically, colonial practices of race governance became socially normalized despite the hegemonic liberal idea of racism as ideology and pathology. In part two, Dr. Hesse will address the ques-tions: What is the gospel of whiteness according to W.E.B. Du Bois? Why is whiteness politically everywhere but conventionally nowhere at the same time?
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GOOD HAIR: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION8:30pm / McCormick Auditorium, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive)Sponsored by Social Justice Committee of Norris University CenterJoin us for a screening of Chris Rocks 2009 documentary Good Hair, with a discussion immediately following. Our discussion will look further in to the concepts good vs. bad hair; Western and American concepts of standards of beauty; and how the ways in which all women are portrayed in todays media.
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INTRODUCTION TO "THE NEW AMERICANS"NU Galleria, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by Norris University CenterGet a special preview of Jason Pattersons upcoming exhibit The New Americans, running April 4th through May 11th. Centered on a letter from a Freedman to His Old Master, this short exhibit will feature photo-graphs of the portraits that reflect American cultural, political, social, and historical themes.
3 CRITICAL BLACK HISTORY TALKS ON RACISM: PART THREE6:45pm / University Hall, Room 122 (1897 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Center for African American HistoryJoin CAAH for 3 talks by NU Associate professor Barnor Hesse, looking at how racism has been defined, disseminated, distorted, and disavowed by the West. And how historically, colonial practices of race governance became socially normalized despite the hegemonic liberal idea of racism as ideology and pathology. In part three, Dr. Hesse will address the questions: Has the codification of race been mistaken for its constitution? How does the discourse of race obscure the practice of racial rule?
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THE TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION7:00pm / Willard Hall (1865 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by Residential ServicesThe Tunnel of Oppression provides the opportunity to have an interactive experience with the injustices that students face on our campus and in society as a whole. Participants will be asked to look at their own privi-leges and examine how their personal experiences impact daily choices and their opinions of others. Topics such as racism, classism, sexism, poverty, and sexual orientation, are all examples of what may be featured in this event. For information on physical or wheelchair accessibility in to Willard, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 19th.
FROM BRACEROS TO CIVIL RIGHTS: THE WORLD OF CESAR CHAVEZ5:00pm-6:30pm / Harris Hall 108 (1881 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by the Latina and Latino Studies Program Tracing the last years of the Bracero Program and the rise of a new farm worker movement in rural California after 1965, Dr. Stephen Pitti, Profes-sor of History & American Studiesat Yale University, will explore how activists debated the rights of Mexi-can field workers, sparking new cul-tural and institutional activism across the late-20th century.
A CONVERSATION WITH ALEX KOT-LOWITZ & TA-NEHISI COATES, SENIOR EDITOR OF THE ATLANTIC6:00pm / 1st floor auditorium, Annie May Swift Hall (1920 Campus Drive) Spon-sored by the Center for the Writing ArtsCWA Writer in Resident, Alex Kot-lowitz, holds this annual event with a special guest to discuss the art of
storytelling. This winter he talks with the extraordinary writer Ta-nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlan-tic and the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Dont miss it!
SEXING THE COAST: LANDSCAPE, RACIALIZED FEMININITY, AND EMBODIMENT IN NICARAGUAN ART & LITERATURE12:30pm / Kresge Hall, Room 2-425 (1880 Campus Drive) Sponsored by the Center for African-American History & the Afro Latin@ Working GroupDr. Courtney Desiree Morris of Rice University will discusses her paper
Sexing the Coast, which examines how the politics of place, corporeal-ity, racialized desire, and anti-Black racism converge in discursive rep-resentations of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua as a sexualized and feminized landscape.
ANNUAL LEON FORREST LECTURE: FEATURING LYDIA DIAMOND March 5th at 4:30pm / Harris Hall Rm. 107 (1881 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the Weinberg Office of the Dean, and the Northwestern Uni-versity Black Alumni AssociationDont miss this annual lecture honor-ing Leon Forrest, the acclaimed novelist and scholar who taught at NU for over two decades. This years speaker will be award-winning playwright and NU alumna, Lydia Diamond. Diamonds works include Voyeurs de Venus, Broadways Stick Fly, and The Bluest Eye, an adaptation of Toni Morrisons novel. For more information on the Leon Forrest Lecture, visit afam.northwestern.edu.
MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS
DR. TAMARA A. JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMulticultural Student Affairs
CHARLES KELLOM, DIRECTORAfrican American Student Affairs
LOUIE LAINEZ, DIRECTORAsian/Asian American Student Affairs
DEVIN MOSS, DIRECTORLGBT Resource Center
ALEJANDRO MAGAA, DIRECTORHispanic/Latino Student Affairs
COLLEEN KEEFE, PROGRAM ASSISTANTMulticultural Student Affairs
DAPHNE NWANKPA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTAfrican American Student Affairs
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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS1914 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208 | 847.491.3610
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OUR MISSION The mission of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is to provide quality services and programs that support and enhance the collegiate experi-ence, particularly for under-served students. We seek to foster a learning environment that enriches the cultural, educational, professional, and social lives of students, providing opportunities for holistic development. Through advising, advocacy, and outreach, MSA is dedicated to an inclusive and diverse community and helps students excel individually and collectively.
To achieve our mission and best serve students, Multicultural Student Affairs focuses on three primary areas of student development. Students who participate in the programs, activities and services offered by Multicultural Student Affairs will:
Celebrate and appraise the intersectionality of their individual identi-ties and how they contribute to personal success (Divisional Outcome: Personal Development).
Utilize university and community resources to help navigate the Northwestern experience (Divisional Outcome: Personal Development).
Develop empathy, understanding, and acceptance of culture differences to create a more socially just campus community (Divisional Outcome: Social Responsibility).
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND GET INVOLVED THROUGHTOUT THE YEARSwww.northwestern.edu/msa
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