Black History Month 2018

 

Exhibit, Still I Rise: Selected Items from the Dr. Maya Angelou Collection

February 1 @ 9am

ZSR Library Room 625, Special Collections & Archives (Table Top Exhibit Cases)

This table top exhibit will feature selected items from the Dr. Maya Angelou Collection. The exhibit will occur throughout the Spring 2018 semester from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day.

Sponsors: Special Collections & Archives & ZSR Library

Hidden Figures Film Screening

February 1 @ 6:30pm

Farrell Hall: Broyhill Auditorium

Hidden Figures is the 2016 film adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures: The American Dream & Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Sponsors: Project Wake thanks the following campus partners/contributors: The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, Office of the Dean of the College, Division of Campus Life, Intercultural Center, Office of Personal & Career Development, Provost Office, Wake Downtown, Student Union, Graduate Association of Business Students of Color, & the Women’s Center.

The Family Reunion: Black History Month Kickoff

February 1 @ 6pm

The Pit

Come celebrate the start of Black History Month with a fun-filled event in The Pit! The kickoff will feature notable WFU Black alumni displays and cuisine from the African Diaspora.

Sponsors: Black History Month Committee, Black Student Alliance & The Pit

First Friday’s

February 2 @ 11:30am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

First Fridays is a monthly event that provides a safe space for students to connect through dialogue, free food and fellowship. Stop by the Intercultural Center to immerse in the experience!

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Project Wake: Margot Lee Shetterly

February 5 @ 7pm

Wait Chapel

Margot Lee Shetterly’s appearance is part of Project Wake: Exploring Difference and Embracing Diversity. Wake Forest’s summer orientation program for new students focuses on issues of social and intellectual importance and Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures” was a selection on the summer reading list for the Class of 2021.

Sponsors: Project Wake, The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics, Office of the Dean of the College, Division of Campus Life, Intercultural Center, Office of Personal & Career Development, Provost Office, Wake Downtown the Women’s Center.

Dr. Todd Savitt: Entering A White Profession: Black Physician in the Turn of the Century South

February 6 @ 6pm

Old Salem Visitor Center

Part of speaker series “Nourishing Traditions: Food, Plants, and Healing in African & African American History.”

Sponsors: History Department, New Winston Museum, Old Salem Museums and Gardens & Triad Cultural Arts

Tuesday Trivia

February 6 @ 7pm

Shorty’s

Tuesday Trivia with a Black History Month theme at Shorty’s. Teams will compete to win a prize based on how many answers they get right.

Sponsors: Student Union & Black History Month Committee

Intercultural Snacks

February 7 @ 11:30am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Stop by the Intercultural Center to learn about our student groups and enjoy snacks that celebrate different cultures. This month’s sponsor will be Habesha.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center & Habesha

Painting with a Purpose

February 8 @ 5:15pm

Scales Fine Arts Center: Room 12

Join us for a painting session lead by studio arts student, Sarah Lewiecki. Participants will paint self-portraits without the use of skin tone colors and engage in dialogue about colorism.

Sponsors: Black History Month Committee & Rethinking Community

Friday Morning Breakfast

February 9 @ 9am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Selma Film Screening

February 9 @ 7pm

Benson University Center: Pugh Auditorium

Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis.

Sponsor: Student Union

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture Visit

February 10

TBD

Join us as we travel to Charlotte, NC for a day trip to the Harvey B. Gantt Center African-American Arts + Culture Museum. Information will be distributed via email to reserve a spot on the bus. For more information, contact the IC.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center & Rethinking Community

 

Pizza & Preview: Marvel’s Black Panther

February 12 @ 1:30pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Before the big premiere, watch clips and engage in dialogue on the history of the Marvel Comics Black Panther series. The first fifteen students to show up will receive a free copy of Rise of the Black Panther comic.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Just One Word Dinner

February 12 @ 5pm

Invitation Only

Just One Word is a moderated dialogue that takes place over a dinner, during which participants share their understanding and experience of a specific word. Our word for this dialogue is “resilience” and the host will be Dr. Jonathan A. McElderry, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Intercultural Center.

Sponsor: Diversity Education & the Intercultural Center

#Queenin

February 13 @ 5pm

Reynolds Gym: Seminar Room

This event will allow participants to meet and connect with other women of color as we discuss ways to care for our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sponsor: The University Counseling Center

Hop into History: Black History Month

February 13 @ 5pm

HOOTS Roller Bar & Beer Co.

Join us on Tuesday, February 13th from 5-6:30pm at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! This month’s theme “Black History Month” will showcase materials at both Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University. Chat with archivists about the materials as you enjoy a drink.

Sponsors: ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives & Winston-Salem State University

Anna Julia Cooper Lecture with Brittney Cooper

February 13 @ 6pm

Carswell Hall: Annenburg Forum

This year the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosts Brittney Cooper for their 7th annual lecture. Cooper is a writer, teacher and public speaker who thinks Black feminism can change the world for the better.

Sponsor: Anna Julia Cooper Center

The Coach Is In

February 14 @ 3pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Cheryl Hicks from the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) will be in the IC to provide tips, and advice for students looking to expand their professional network.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center & OPCD

Wellbeing Wednesday: Jazz Dance with PIPA

February 14 @ 4:30pm

Reynolds Gym: Seminar Room

Jazz Dance with PIPA will focus on learning dance technique such as isolations of the body, and developing simple rhythms and patterns. Participants will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary.

Sponsor: Office of Wellbeing

Michael Twitty, From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th & 19th Century Black Chef

February 15 @ 6pm

Old Salem Visitor Center

Michael takes you on journey through the practical arts of food sourcing and cookery through the lens of a colonial or antebellum era African American cook. Part of the Nourishing Traditions: Food, Plants, and Healing in African & African American History speaker series.

Sponsors: History Department, New Winston Museum, Old Salem Museums and Gardens & Triad Cultural Arts

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

February 15 @ 6pm

Benson University Center: Pugh Auditorium

Please join us for a special screening of the film Anita: Speaking Truth to Power, directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock followed by a discussion on themes from the film and how it relates to the current climate regarding sexual harassment in the US. This event is open to all members of the community. Light snacks will be served. Confidential support will be available to attendees.

Sponsors: Safe Office, Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center, Pro Humanitate Institute, Title IX Office, University Counseling Center, University Police,  WFU School of Law, Women’s Center & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Empathy Challenge: The Art of Empathy

February 16 @ 12pm

Reynolds Gym Seminar Room A330

Through art, imagination and just plain fun we are given incredible opportunities to experience mindfulness and connection.  Join us for this interactive workshop during which we’ll use art as a means for practicing and experiencing empathy. Required registration is through the PDC website. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide the canvas!

Sponsor: Diversity Education

Black Panther Film Screening

February 16 @ 5:30pm

The Grand 18 – Winston Salem

Join us for a film screening of the new Marvel Comic, Black Panther. Information on receiving a FREE student ticket will be available at the beginning of February. Check your email for updates on how to reserve a ticket.

Sponsors: Student Union, Intercultural Center & Rethinking Community

Black Professionals Forum

February 17 @ 11am

Farrell Hall 352: Bearn Beatty Colloquium

A networking event connecting black alumnae professionals with students with the purpose of sharing experiences via a panel and social environment.

Sponsors: Office of Personal and Career Development, Black Student Alliance, Association of Wake Forest University Black Alumni & the Intercultural Center

Skate Night with Black Student Alliance

February 18 @ 5:30pm

Skatehaven USA

Join BSA for its inaugural 90’s roll bounce to raise money for Sickle Cell Anemia. Come dressed in your 90’s roller rink attire. All proceeds will be donated to Camp Carefree, a sector of of the Piedmont Sickle Cell Foundation. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite. For more information, contact BSA.

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Judith Carney, Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

February 19 @ 6pm

Old Salem Visitor Center

Part of “Nourishing Traditions: Food, Plants, and Healing in African & African American History speaker series”

Sponsors: History Department, New Winston Museum, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Triad Cultural Arts & WFU Phi Beta Kappa

Students of Color Study Abroad Panel

February 20 @ 3:30pm

Zick’s Underground

Hear from students of color about their experiences studying abroad. Pizza will be provided.

Sponsors: Study Abroad & the Intercultural Center

Men of Color Discussion

February 20 @ 5:15pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Join the Intercultural Center for the Men of Color Discussion. Fellowship with other students, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Blind Date with a Book: Black History Month Edition

February 20 @ 7pm

Maya Angelou Residence Hall Parlor

Blind Date with a Book: Black History Month Edition allows individuals to select a hand wrapped book by a black author. The carefully curated collection will feature a wide range of genres that are tagged with intriguing clues alluding to the book inside.

Sponsors: Residence Life & Housing, ZSR Library, Intercultural Center, Diversity Education & Rethinking Community

Safe Zone Lunch & Learn: Know Their Names – Black Queer Leaders, Past and Present

February 21 @ 12pm

Benson University Center 311C (LGBTQ Center Conference Room)

This month’s Safe Zone Lunch and Learn will focus on the lives and contributions of Black LGBTQ people to the social movement for equity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United States.

Sponsor: LGBTQ Center

Wellbeing Wednesday: African Drum & Dance

February 21 @ 4:30pm

Reynolds Gym: Seminar Room

Come experience the rhythms and movements of African Drum and Dance.

Sponsor: Office of Wellbeing

Painting with a Purpose

February 21 @ 6pm

Campus Ground

Join us for a painting session lead by studio arts student, Sarah Lewiecki. Participants will paint self-portraits without the use of skin tone colors and engage in dialogue about colorism.

Sponsor: Black History Month Committee & Rethinking Community

Open Mic Night

February 21 @ 7:30pm

Zick’s Underground

Just-US Open Mic: Just Voices | Just Words | Just Human is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to showcase their talent and lift up narratives of authenticity and social justice. There will be free food, poetry, music, and more. Please come out and join us.

Sponsor: Akoni

Provide & Thrive: Mindfulness & Meditation for Resiliency

February 22 @ 4:30pm

Reynolds Gym: A330

Engage in meditation exercises facilitated by Rev. K. Monet Rice-Jalloh.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center, Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life & the Office of Wellbeing

Friday Morning Breakfast

February 23 @ 9am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Common Read: March by John Lewis

February 23 @ 4pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

To celebrate Black History Month, ZSR Library Graphic Novel Book Club has selected March by John Lewis as the common read for the month of February. March is a graphic memoir of Congressman John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. For more information about Graphic Novel Book Club, visit zsr.wfu.edu/graphicnovels.

Sponsors: ZSR Library, Graphic Novel Book Club & Intercultural Center

Tears We Cannot Stop Book Discussion

February 26 @ 11:30am

ZSR Library Room 665

The ZSR Library and Office of Diversity & Inclusion are partnering to host a book discussion on Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s book, Tears We Cannot Stop. Required registration is through the PDC website.

Sponsors: Diversity Education & ZSR Library

Let’s Talk: Disparities in Mental Health

February 26 @ 3pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

This discussion will focus on identifying particular health disparities across a range of communities of color, reasons why these exist, and engaging students in dialogue around helping to address and confront barriers to engaging with mental health systems.

Sponsors: Intercultural Center & the University Counseling Center

MLK’s Israel Legacy: The Need For Solidarity on College Campuses

February 27 @ 6pm

ZSR Auditorium: Room 404

Dumisani Washington is a pastor, composer, author, music teacher, and an Israel advocate with a vision to strengthen solidarity with the Jewish state among Black Americans and other communities of color. He defends Israel’s right to live in peace with its Arab neighbors; and seeks to help cultivate a mutually beneficial Israel-Africa alliance.

Sponsors: Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Students Supporting Israel, Rethinking Community, Jewish Life & Intercultural Center

Wellbeing Wednesday: Hip Hop Zumba

February 28 @ 4:30pm

Reynolds Gym: Seminar Room

Involves choreography dance and aerobic movements performed to hip hop music.

Sponsor: Office of Wellbeing