February is Black History Month, and the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a variety of events to pay tribute to this important annual observance.
Visit an art exhibit, take in a lecture, register for the annual CACE conference, or enjoy a poetry café in celebration of Black History Month. These events are free and open to the public. Registration may be required.
NOSTALGIA: AN EXPLOSIVE COLLECTION OF SCENES REPRESENTING THE RICH COLORS, TRADITIONS, AND CULTURE OF GHANA
FEBRUARY: Enjoy an art exhibit by Belinda Hodasi Jones, from Ghana, West Africa, running through February 29. The artist will be in attendance on February 1, and guests can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public.
UNSETTLED: BLACK FEMINISM AND ABOLITION ON CONTESTED LANDS – A TALK BY CHARLENE CARRUTHERS
FEBRUARY 8: What does it mean to organize for Black liberation on contested lands within an ongoing U.S. settler colonial project? Drawing upon over 20 years of grassroots organizing, education, and scholarship, this talk will discuss the historical and conceptual stakes of Black feminist organizing in this moment. Refreshments will be available.
CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN AMERICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORIC CULTURES AND EXPERIENCES (CACE)
FEBRUARY 20-23: This year’s theme explores “Black Studies Matter, Black Stories Matter! Black Knowledge Practices, Black Futures.” Many events are open to the public. Registration and more information coming soon.
CACE KEYNOTE EVENT: POETRY CAFÉ AND OPEN MIC – A CELEBRATION OF BLACK EXCELLENCE
FEBRUARY 20: Mr. Josephus Thompson III, Poet Laureate of the City of Greensboro and D. Noble, AADS Professor, will lead a poetry café open mic around the theme: “A Celebration of Black Excellence.” Free and open to the public
Compiled by Elizabeth Keri, College of Arts & Sciences