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2017 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CALENDAR

The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs is excited to prepare the eleventh annual campus-wide Black History Month calendar for February 2017! Our theme will be “Unlearning the Single Story: Intersectional Blackness” where we hope to highlight the diverse experiences and identities that contribute to “blackness”.

Black History Month at NC State is from February 1 – February 28 , 2017.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1

Black Girl Magic

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location:  Talley Piedmont Ballroom

Join us in kicking off Black History Month with our featured speaker Kimberlee Postell in “Black Girl Magic: A discussion on identity, representation and black womanhood.”

This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and the African American Cultural Center.

Gallery Exhibit

Time:  9:00 – 5:00 PM
Location:  218 Witherspoon Student Union

Portraits from the African American Music Trails of North Carolina will be on display from February 1, 2017 through March 4, 2017. The exhibition features 69 framed photos taken by renowned photographers Cedric Chatterley and Titus Brooks Heagins, as well as a variety of historic photographs from private collectors. The images feature musicians, audiences enjoying music and traditions that celebrate the importance of Eastern North Carolina in the development of the American music scene. Contact Dawn Morgan at dmmorga2@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by African American Cultural Center.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2

From Awareness to Activism Series "Unlawfully Incarcerated: A Panel Discussion with Survivors of Unjust Incarceration"

Time:  5:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  201 Witherspoon Student Union

A series of lectures and panel discussions “From Awareness to Activism” continues the discourse around topics related to this year’s common reading “Just Mercy.” This panel will focus on the impact of unlawful incarceration on the community.

Social justice begins with an awareness of the injustices that plague our society. This event will focus on victims of racial injustice in North Carolina. The individuals participating in this panel, and their narratives, will allow putting a face and a voice to the unlawfully accused. Contact Genia Glute at gsklute@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by University Honors Program and the Department of Communication.

Choice Not Chance Documentary & Dialogue

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location:  126 Witherspoon Student Union

This film shares the stories of several local college-age African American men. The producers encourage everyone to “realize our part in this sad American story and to take action to change the narrative. Choice, not chance, determines your future.” Contact Jennifer Castillo at jjcastil@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by The Women’s Center, College of Education, Black Graduate Student Association & National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Qu'Allah bénisse la France! (May Allah Bless France!): Tournées Film Festival

Time:  7:30 – 9:30 PM
Location:  Witherspoon Cinema

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This event is sponsored by UAB Films Committee and NC State Libraries.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7

Still Endangered: Black Males Answering the Call to Teach in NC Public Schools

Time:  12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  Poe 512

Based on the school to prison pipeline that has garnered a great amount of attention in the past decade, many studies have underscored the need for Black male teacher presence in schools. However, not much beyond rhetoric has taken place to change educational policy or practices. Dr. Shekina Moore will specifically share findings from her qualitative study that provided a better understanding of what attracted Black male teachers to education, what factors motivated them to join and how they were recruited to the teaching profession. This session will invite students, practitioners and faculty to engage in discourse around Black male teacher recruitment strategies.There will be limited seating and lunch for those who attend. Contact Regina Gavin Williams at rjgavin@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the College of Education and the Black Graduate Student Association.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8

"The Drug War: A Gateway to Mass Incarceration"

Time:  4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location:  Witherspoon Cinema

Retired police officer Raeford Davis will speak to students about how his experiences have shaped his belief that the drug war is a drag on society, especially for non-white communities. Contact Zac Lentz at zalentz@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by NCSU Student Chapter of NORML, Collegiate Recovery Community, and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).

Building resiliency: Healing responses to the traumas of oppression

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  Witherspoon Student Union

The program will provide a forum to discuss resiliency and healing in the Black community from a historical to present day focus – will discuss impact of identity trauma, trauma theories, and clinical resources to promote healing and wellness in the current sociopolitical climate. Contact Stephanie Rubain at slrubain@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Counseling Center Staff.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9

What is Racial Justice?

Time:  9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location:  Talley 4101

This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants contextualize these conversations within our specific history of race relations, understand the ways racism operates (interpersonally, culturally, institutionally), and reflect on the ways each of us can and must play a role in creating cultural change. Contact the GLBT Center at glbtcenter@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by GLBT Center.

Equity vs. Excellence: A False Dichotomy in Science and Society

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  Talley 3285

The issue of diversity and its impact can be studied from an evidence-based scientifically-enabled viewpoint. This lecture highlights physicist, Dr. Sylvester Jim Gates, Jr.’s thinking about diversity and opportunity in education within the confines of the U.S. historical and traditional trajectory. Contact Dr. Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi at jmphd@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.

From Awareness to Activism Series: "Innocence Commission Panel"

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  SAS 2203

The NC Innocence Inquiry Commission is a state agency that was established in August 2006 by the General Assembly to investigate and evaluate post-conviction claims of factual innocence.
The members include a Superior Court Judge, a Prosecuting Attorney, a Defense Attorney, a Victim Advocate, a Member of the Public, a Sheriff, and two Discretionary Members. This panel will discuss the work done by the Innocence Commission. Facilitator: Darrell Stover 
Contact Genia Sklute at gsklute@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by University Honors Program; Co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location:  Talley 3222

The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, the communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults” towards members of marginalized communities (people of color, women, GLBT people, people with disabilities, etc.). This three-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and respond appropriately when they occur. Contact the GLBT Center at glbtcenter@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the GLBT Center.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15

Role Models and Representation

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  Park Shops 210

MYEN would like to invite you to our Black History Month program, “Role Models and Representation”. The program will consist of a panel of women of color trailblazing the education field. The panelists will be asked to share about their journeys as educators, entrepreneurs or change agents and how role models and mentors contributed to their successes. Contact Briana Green at bpgreen3@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Multicultural Young Educators Network (MYEN) and the Women’s Center.

Chat and Chew: "Talking Right?"

Time:  12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  MSA Lobby (Talley 4261)

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion on the social politics behind black authenticity in speech.  Contact MSA at 515-3835 for more information.

This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16

From Awareness to Activism Series "Lynching: Remembering Our History"

Time:  12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  Honors Village Commons, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room, 2221 Dunn Avenue

A series of lectures and panel discussions “From Awareness to Activism” continues the discourse around topics related to this year’s common reading “Just Mercy.”
In this lecture, Dr. Blair Kelley will focus on the history of lynching in the United States.
Contact Genia Sklute at gsklute@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the University Honors Program; Co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

My Sister's Keeper

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:  MSA Lobby (Talley 4261)

Join us for an intersectional discussion on Black Feminism, Womanism and the joys of being in community as a woman of color on a predominantly white campus.  Contact MSA at 515-3835 for more information.

This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women’s Center.

On the Sociolinguistic Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Analysis and Implications for Social Justice

Time:  5:00 PM

Location:  Talley 3210

Although the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s eloquence as a speaker is widely recognized and his rhetorical strategies have been extensively studied, no previous study has examined King’s dialect, and how his language varies in different settings. This talk examines the ways in which King’s speech represents his identity as a Southerner, African American, and preacher as he adapts to different audiences and contexts. Four famous speech events will be examined closely: the “I Have a Dream” speech (1963), his Nobel Prize acceptance speech (1964), a conversation with talk-show host Merv Griffin (1967), and the “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech (1968).
Audience members will gain an understanding of King’s linguistic variation across different contexts, as well as implications for modern day social justice.
Free and open to the public. Lecture presented by William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Dr. Walt Wolfram, and Ph.D. students in Sociology (sociolinguistics concentration) Caroline Myrick, Jon Forrest, and Michael J. Fox.
Contact Jessica Hatcher jmhatch2@ncsu.edu for additional information.

This event is sponsored by the Language Diversity Ambassadors at NC State.

Expressions

Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Caldwell Lounge

Expressions an annual event hosted by the BSB that allows students to showcase their talents and express their views on certain topics. This years theme is all about Black Excellence whether its excellence within your family, excellence that you strive to achieve, or excellence that has been forged through out history this years theme is meant to celebrate that. Talents can range from visual arts, dancing, singing, poetry, rapping or anything that you feel best express your views.  Contact UAB Black Students Board uab-blackstudentsboard@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by UAB Black Students Board.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17

Cardio Dance: A Hip Hop History Edition

Time:  5:30 – 6:30 PM
Location:  Carmichael Recreation Center, Studio B/C

One of UREC’s most popular fitness formats, Cardio Dance, takes a special twist to celebrate Black History Month by celebrating the culture of hip hop through movement. Contact Leigh Krick at lmkrick@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by University Recreation.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18

Blacks in Wax

Time:  9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Location:  Witherspoon 126

The annual Live Blacks in Wax Museum features NC State students portraying significant leaders, educators, entertainers and more from African American history. Contact the African American Cultural Center at (919) 515-5210.

This event is sponsored by the African American Cultural Center & AYA Ambassadors.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 20

Food For the Soul
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 PM Location:  Piedmont Ballroom

Learn about the importance of wellness, the major health problems for African Americans, and the effects cultural influences have on the soul food diet. Participants will sample and learn how to make soul food recipes with fresh and healthy ingredients. Contact Shannon Dupree, sdupree@ncsu.edu, for more information.

This event is sponsored by University Recreation, Multicultural Student Affairs and University Dining.

(SAAC Week) Power to the People: A History of the Black Panthers

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  Witherspoon 126

An examination of the history of the Black Panther party. Helping students understand the meaning of the movement as well as educating students on the true impact of the panthers. Contact SAAC, mdzeigl2@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Society of African American Culture and the Kappa Lambda of Omega Psi Phi Inc. 

Food For The Soul

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21

The Black Professional's Journey

Time: 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Location: Piedmont Ballroom, Talley

How do students continue to grow in their personal identity beyond the confines of academics and into their professional selves? This networking event will encourage local business people to network, mentor and support student growth into young professional by examining their personal stories and journeys. RSVP Here: go.ncsu.edu/blackprojourney Contact Tayah Butler at trbutler@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by Poole College of Management.

Out and About 2

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Witherspoon 126

Will focus on the contemporary interactions of both men and women in our generation specifically, displays of sexuality, “goals” culture (social media relationship v real life) and social expectations Contact Malik Ziegler at mdzeigl2@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Society of African American Culture

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22

"Who's name is it anyway"

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Witherspoon 126

he event will discuss what our names say about us. Why have African Americans shifted towards unique names for our children and looking at the history of African American names. Also, discuss how our names affect African American socially and economically. Contact Malik Ziegler at mdzeigl2@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Society of African American Culture and the AYA Ambassadors

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23

Mon amie Victoria (My Friend Victoria): Tournées Film Festival

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Witherspoon Cinema

The double meaning in this film makes it well-worth seeing. Based on a story by Doris Lessing, it probes the life of Victoria, a French-born woman of African ancestry who gives birth to a daughter by Thomas, a white Frenchman who is the scion of a left-wing but rich Parisian family. Far from being racist, the rich family rejoices in their newly-found grand daughter and showers her with gifts and affection, much to Victoria’s discomfort. By inviting us to tease out the reason for Victoria’s alienation, director Civeyrac offers an analysis of racial conflicts in modern Europe.

Or does he?

Perhaps there is a different way to look at Victoria’s life. There is little overt racism in the film. Victoria’s best friend (also black, and the narrator of the film) bounds through college, lands a perfect job as a reader for a publisher and moves easily through the mixed race society of Paris. Watch the film carefully and you might discover more reasons for Victoria’s pain than the colour of her skin. Contact Laura R. Stott, UAB Films Advisor at lrstott@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by UAB Films Committee and NC State Libraries.

Institutional Oppression of GLBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Currituck-Hatteras Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Join the GLBT Center as they host Shaena Johnson, Co-Director of BreakOUT, who will discuss the experiences of GLBT youth with the juvenile justice system, particularly how race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation and gender identity are factors that increase the likelihood that youth will be funneled into the criminal justice system. The presentation will describe the systemic barriers that exist for these youth as they try to navigate the juvenile justice system and the impact of these barriers on their ability to successfully advocate for themselves. Contact the GLBT Center at (919) 513-9742 for more information.

This event is sponsored by the GLBT Center.

Lunch, Learn & Lead: Black Women, Media Representation & Self-Love

Time:  12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: Talley 5210, Women’s Center

Black females have been judged by an unattainable western standard for centuries. The producer will share an intro to her upcoming film (based on her personal journey) and open up community dialogue for others that want to further discuss topics of western beauty ideals imposed on black women, anti-blackness, black female sexuality, colorism and media representation. Contact The Women’s Center at   919.515.2012 for more information.

This event is sponsored by Women’s Center.

Black History Month Jeopardy

Time:  7:00PM
Location: Witherspoon 126 (Sankofa Room)

AASAC organizations will go against each other in a game of Jeopardy with categories being related to Black History Month. Contact UAB-Black Students Board at uab-blackstudentsboard@ncsu.edu  for more information.

This event is sponsored by UAB Black Students Board and the Society of African American Culture (SAAC).

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25

Camille A. Brown & Dancers – Black Girl: Linguistic Play

Time:  8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Camille A. Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular – including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture – as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery. In a society where black women are often only portrayed in terms of their strength, resiliency, or trauma, Black Girl: Linguistic Play questions these narratives by representing a nuanced spectrum of black womanhood in a racially and politically charged world. This spirited work is complemented by live music from pianist Scott Patterson and bassist Tracy Wormworth.

Arrive at 7:00pm for a pre-show discussion with Andrea E. Woods Valdés, Duke University Associate Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods & Dancers (in Room 3222, Talley).

Go.ncsu.edu/bglp


Contact Liza Green at lwgreen@ncsu.edu for more information.

This event is sponsored by NC State LIVE.

32nd Annual African American History Quiz Bowl

Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm
Location:  Talley Student Union Room 3285

This is a Jeopardy-style game designed to educate participants on African American history in a fun and inviting environment. We would like to invite you to form a team to participate in our event, with teams consisting of four to five members. Teams must register by email including the team/organization name and a list of team-members.
Contact the Society for Multicultural Scientists at sms.ncsu@gmail.comfor questions, information, and team registration.

This event is sponsored by The Society for Multicultural Scientists.