Black History Month 2019

BHM2019The theme for Wake Forest’s Black History Month 2019 is Black Migration: New Social Realities”. The theme emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and social realities to seek a better life. Beginning in the early decades of the twentieth century, African American migration patterns included relocation throughout the United States and internationally. Such migrations resulted in a more diverse and stratified interracial and intra-racial urban population amid a changing social milieu. These journeys changed the world but also the fabric of the African Diaspora, as well as the history of the Western Hemisphere. In addition to the physical migration of African-Americans, this theme also highlights the resilience of the people. There is a history of migrating and/or creating new space to thrive.

 

School of Business Alumni Spotlight

February 1

Farrell Hall

Throughout the entire month of February, ISS will display and honor School of Business Black alumni on the TV screens inside of  Farrell Hall.

Sponsor: School of Business Integrative Student Services

First Friday’s

February 1 @ 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

Keynote Interview and Performance by Renée Elise Goldsberry

February 1 @ 6pm

Wait Chapel

Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” will speak and perform at Wake Forest University. Goldsberry, also well-known for her film and TV roles, including most recently in the hit Netflix series “Altered Carbon,” will share her personal story and how her experience performing has shaped her vision of arts and leadership. The conference will kick-off Black History Month at Wake Forest, along with an international conference on “The Arts of Leading: Perspectives from the Humanities and Liberal Arts.”

Sponsor: Program for Leadership and Character

BlacKkKlansman Film Screening

February 1 @ 9pm

Benson University Center 215 (Pugh Auditorium)

Join Student Union and the Intercultural Center for this week’s Friday film! Ron Stallworth, who the film is based on will be on campus the following week to discuss his journey.  We look forward to seeing you in Pugh for a FREE film with FREE popcorn.

Sponsors: Student Union and the Intercultural Center

 

The Arts of Leading Conference: Perspectives from the Humanities and Liberal Arts

February 2 @ 8am

Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center

The Arts of Leading Conference will bring together scholars from classics, history, literature, philosophy, religion and the visual and performing arts to showcase what we can learn about leadership from the liberal arts. Several sessions include African American scholars focusing on leadership through the perspective of black history, art, religion and hip-hop.

Sponsor: Program for Leadership and Character

BlaQ ArT

February 4

Benson University Center (3rd Floor Rotunda)

BlaQ ArT will feature pieces from artists expressing their experiences at the intersection of being Black and LGBTQ from February 4th-8th.

Sponsor: LGBTQ Center

Just One Word Dinner

February 4 @ 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 “potential” and the host will be Dr. Jonathan A. McElderry, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Intercultural Center.

Sponsors: Diversity Education & the Intercultural Center

 

Tuesday Trivia: Black History Month Edition

February 5 @ 7pm

Benson University Center (Shorty’s Restaurant)

Join Student Union and Black Student Alliance for Tuesday Trivia. The theme for this week will focus on Black History. Come out and join us!

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance and Student Union

The Coach Is In

February 6 @ 11:30am

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 & the OPCD

Wellbeing Wednesday: Healing-Centered Yoga Class

February 6 @ 4pm

Reynolds Gym A330

A yoga session that fosters healing and conversations on inequalities faced in an unequal society. This event is open to all.

Sponsor: The Office of Wellbeing

Caught in the Act: The Classics, White Supremacy, and the Quest for a New Commons

February 7 @ 3:30pm

Tribble Hall A309

This event is part of a two-semester series of talks on the theme “Classics Beyond Europe,” with an in person visit with Patrice Rankine, Professor of Classics and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond.

Sponsor: Classical Languages

 

C3: On the Intersection of Black LGBTQ Experiences

February 7 @ 3pm

Benson University Center Benson 311 (LGBTQ Center)

C3: Building Community over Coffee and Conversation is a weekly program with the LGBTQ Center. This week’s conversation will focus on the intersectional experiences of Black LGBTQ folx and discuss Black LGBTQ leaders and activists.

Sponsor: LGBTQ Center

Journeys to Success/Black History Month Keynote: Ron Stallworth

February 7 @ 6pm

Wait Chapel

Ron Stallworth is a former police officer who, as an African-American, managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the 1970s. The film BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. Stallworth’s undercover police work, aided by an impeccable assist from his White partner, Flip Zimmerman helped expose and quash an attack on Black activists. The event is free and open to the public. (Ticket Required – https://wfubhm2019.eventbrite.com)

Sponsors: Intercultural Center, Student Union, University Police, Sociology Department, Dean of the College & History Department

Friday Morning Breakfast

February 8 @ 8:30am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Black Professionals Forum

February 9 @ 10am

Farrell Hall Room 352 (Bern Beatty Colloquium)

A networking event for WFU African-American alumni professionals to discuss and share knowledge of various career fields and experiences with African-American students. The intent is to develop mentor relationships and valuable connections between students and alumni.

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance, Assoc. Wake Forest University Black Alumni & the Office of Personal & Career Development

Soul Food Social

February 11 @ 11am

Invitation Only

Come enjoy some good food, friends, and times to celebrate Black History Month with Student-Athlete Development and the Intercultural Center

Sponsors: Student-Athlete Development and the Intercultural Center

Gold Apron: Mystery Smoothie

February 11 @ 11:30am

Benson University Center

Come taste the mystery smoothie and guess the Afro-Cuban origins and historical facts of the ingredients.

Sponsors: Wake Forest Dining Services and The Office of Wellbeing

Black in Business: An Empirical Look at the African-American Experience in Corporate America

February 13 @ 12:30pm

Farrell Hall Room 247

School of Business Faculty members Dr. Derek Avery and Dr. Lauren Rhue will be presenting their research to students on race, technology, negotiations perceptions for people of color and more. This event is open to all WFU Faculty, Staff and Students 12:30pm-1:30pm in Farrell Hall Room 247.

Sponsor: School of Business

Wellbeing Wednesday: Line Dancing Class

February 13 @ 4pm

Reynolds Gym A330

Come enjoy friends, new and old with line dancing led by a certified instructor!

Sponsor: The Office of Wellbeing

Galentine’s Day 2019: Sparkle Edition

February 14 @ 6pm

Magnolia Room

Join us for a night of self-love, personal workshopping, women’s empowerment and FUN. We warmly invite you to this “Endless Valentines Day Love Affair” that will leave you ready to tackle the world, one glittery step at a time. Come gather with other strong minded and determined women to uncover your hidden truths and build self-confidence. Do this all while focusing on the most important project that you will ever work on — YOURSELF. So grab your closest friends or strut in solo as you come dressed as the “best version of yourself”. We can’t wait to see you there, as every woman deserves the chance to “sparkle.”

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance & Intercultural Center

The Hate U Give Film Screening

February 15 @ 8pm

Pugh Auditorium, Benson 215

Join Student Union and the Intercultural Center for this week’s film —The Hate U Give. As always, popcorn will be there – so we hope to see you there, too!

Sponsors: Intercultural Center and Student Union

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum Visit

February 16 @ 12pm

Join us as we travel to Greensboro, NC for a day trip to the The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Information will be distributed via email to reserve a spot on the shuttle. For more information, contact the IC.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

Crimson and Cream Formal

February 16 @ 9pm

Magnolia Room

The Crimson and Cream Formal is going to be an evening full of ELEGANCE and STYLE hosted by the Pi Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Omicron Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Ticket information will be released soon and student IDs required for registration.

Sponsors: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Fellowship in Service

February 17 @ 4pm

Refugee Day

Join the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in service at a refugee home. Help us make an impact in our Winston-Salem community! All are welcome!

Sponsors: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Gold Apron: Black Eyed Peas Sliders

February 18 @ 4pm

Reynolds Gym Living Room

Taste the sliders and participate in a nutritional face-off, Family Feud style.

Sponsors: Wake Forest Dining Services and The Office of Wellbeing

Blind Date with a Book: Black History Month Edition

February 19 @ 12pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

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: Diversity Education & the Intercultural Center

Black Women Dialogue Space

February 19 @ 5pm

Benson University Center 312 (Women’s Center)

Meet other Black women, build community, and discuss your experiences at Wake Forest University.

Sponsors: Women’s Center & Intercultural Center

Wellbeing Wednesday: Afrobeat Dance Class

February 20 @ 4pm

Reynolds Gym A330

Afrobeat rhythms coupled with high energy dance moves. Come learn the history of modernized African dance movements.

Sponsor: The Office of Wellbeing

Friday Morning Breakfast

February 22 @ 8:30am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center

 

Shades Of

February 26 @ 5:15pm

Reynolds Gym A330

Come paint a self portrait while we unpack the nuances of colorism, and how we must heal from it. This event will center black womanhood, but all are welcome.

Sponsors: AfriCaSa, Black Student Association & the Women’s Center

 

The Hate U Give Book Discussion

February 27 @ 12pm

Benson University Center 349 (Intercultural Center Conference Room)

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Intercultural Center are partnering to host a interactive discussion on Angie Thomas’ book, The Hate U Give. Books will be available for those interested in participating.

Sponsors: Diversity Education & the Intercultural Center

 

Being a Student of Color Abroad

February 27 @ 1pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

A panel of students will speak on their experiences of being a student of color abroad. Students will address various aspects of their unique abroad experiences, answer questions, share their insights and advice to students interested in going abroad. The event is also open to returned students as an opportunity to connect and share their experiences and reflections.

Sponsors: Center for Global Programs and Studies and the Intercultural Center

 

Wellbeing Wednesday: Healing Touch

February 27 @ 4pm

Reynolds Gym A330

Learn and support your natural ability to self-heal physically, mentally, and emotional through touch.

Sponsor: The Office of Wellbeing

 

Celebrating Presence and Impact

February 27 @ 5pm

Farrell Hall Room 352 & 353

The Association of Business Students of Color will host a Black Alumni Career Panel 5:00 – 6:00pm is open to all WFU members. Networking Session 6:00pm – 6:30pm and Dinner celebration 6:30pm – 8:00pm for School of Business Students, Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni.

Sponsor: The School of Business

 

Men of Color Discussion

February 28 @ 5pm

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

 

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor & Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone

February 28 @ 7:30pm

Brendle Recital Hall

Two of today’s operatic superstars in concert together: lyric tenor Lawrence Brownlee, named 2017 Male Singer of the Year by the International Opera Awards, and Metropolitan Opera regular bass-baritone Eric Owens, Musical America’s 2017 Vocalist of the Year, and artist in residence at Glimmerglass, Wolf Trap, and the Washington National Opera. A not-to-be-missed program of operatic solos, duets, and spirituals.

Sponsor: Secrest Artists Series