Black History Month 2021

 

The theme for Wake Forest’s Black History Month 2021 is “Civil Unrest: The Quest for Centering Black Life”. This theme emphasizes the need to disrupt the historical imbalance of power in our society that institutes a racial hierarchy through which Black people are subjugated and oppressed. Additionally, this theme highlights opportunities for us to see the world through the lens of the Black experience.

Read along with us: “The Body is Not an Apology”  

February 1

Instagram @wfusafe

The Safe Office will be reading “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love” and inviting students, staff, and faculty to read along (via social media). Throughout the month there will be quotes on Instagram from the author and highlighting similar books/podcasts. 

Sponsored by: Safe Office

Black Americans in Business

February 1

Farrell Hall

Throughout the entire month of February, the school of business will display a poster series highlighting African-Americans and their achievements in business inside of Farrell Hall.

Sponsored by: School of Business Integrative Student Services

BHM Pop Up

February 2

The Pit

Join the Harvest Table Culinary Group in the Pit for a “Pop Up” event celebrating our Culinary Team: Chef Don. The culinary dish for the day will his signature vegan Chilli 

Sponsored by: Harvest Table Culinary Group

Diversity Matters

February 2 @5pm

Registration on Handshake required

Diversity Matters is an all-inclusive event that brings students and employers together for career success. This networking opportunity allows students to ask questions of representatives at top-notch organizations and learn about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and potential positions.

Sponsored by: The Office of Personal & Career Development

iLab Lunch & Learn: The Challenge of Blackness

February 3 @12pm

Registration on the PDC website required

iLab Lunch and Learns are deep-dive educational workshops and discussions, facilitated by on and off-campus content experts. They are designed to provide WFU community members with the opportunity to continue their intercultural competence journey.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

First Friday

February 5 @ Time

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! 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

Selma Film Screening

February 5 @ 8:00pm

Benson 409 

Join Student Union and Black Student Alliance for a showing of the movie Selma to celebrate Black History Month. 

Sponsored by: Student Union and Black Student Alliance

iLab 101: Culture, Values and Communication Styles (Faculty/Staff) 

February 8 @ 10:30am

Registration on the PDC website required

An inclusion learning lab that offers interactive workshops and online resources designed to support faculty, staff and students in increasing their cultural awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center 

Cultivating Me – We – Us 

February 9 @ 11:30am & 5pm

Registration on the PDC website required

A virtual series of workshops, sponsored by the Intercultural Center, created to introduce participants to the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) Model and the ways in which the model can give you insight and understanding about your emotions and subsequent behaviors and others’.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center 

BHM Pop Up

February 9

The Pit

Join the Harvest Table Culinary Group in the Pit for a “Pop Up” event celebrating our Culinary Team: Chef Louis Sloan & Chef Eric King. The culinary dish for the day will be Smothered Beef Short Ribs w. Crispy Onions and “Old School” Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese & Collard Greens

Sponsored by: Harvest Table Culinary Group

My Shelf To Yours: Black History Month Edition

February 10 @ 12pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

This event allows individuals to select a book by a black identified author. The carefully curated collection will feature a wide range of genres. Limited spots available. registration required.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

iLab 101: Culture, Values and Communication Styles (Faculty/Staff) 

February 11 @ 10:30am

Registration on the PDC website required

An inclusion learning lab that offers interactive workshops and online resources designed to support faculty, staff, and students in increasing their cultural awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center 

The Coach Is In

February 12 @ 2pm

Virtual 

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. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center & the OPCD

Color of Love

February 12 @ 6pm

Virtual 

Grab your paintbrush and canvas from the IC and join us for a virtual paint night on IG LIve. Register now to reserve your paint kit!

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

iLab Lunch & Learn: Authentically Loving the Black Community 

February 15 @12pm

Registration on the PDC website required

iLab Lunch and Learns are deep-dive educational workshops and discussions, facilitated by on and off-campus content experts. They are designed to provide WFU community members with the opportunity to continue their intercultural competence journey.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

Growing Stronger: Understanding Race and the Christian Call

February 15 @8pm

Virtual

A conversation among NC universities regarding how faith directs our political and community participation.

Sponsored by: Baptist Student Union

Cultivating Me – We – Us 

February 16 @ 11:30am & 5pm

Registration on the PDC website required

A virtual series of workshops, sponsored by the Intercultural Center, created to introduce participants to the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) Model and the ways in which the model can give you insight and understanding about your emotions and subsequent behaviors and others’.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center 

Call to Conversation: The Black Art Experience

February 16 @ 5pm

Registration found on the Link

Join Dr. Donovan Livingston for a Call to Conversation on the Black Art Experience and explore how black art can inspire and challenge our day to day experiences. Call to Conversation focuses on individuals bringing their own experience to a discussion that creates space for empathy, community, and connection.

Sponsored by: The Program for Leadership and Character

BHM Pop Up

February 16

The Pit

Join the Harvest Table Culinary Group in the Pit for a “Pop Up” event featuring a cuisine from the Caribbean Culture. The culinary dish for the day will be Jumbo Jerk Shrimp w. Citrus Relish and Caribbean Bread Pudding w. Sweet Cream.

Sponsored by: Harvest Table Culinary Group

Call to Conversation: Power, Privilege, and Protest

February 17 @ 5:30pm

Registration found on the Link

Join Deb Marke from the Office of Civic and Community Engagement for a Call to Conversation on power, privilege, and protest in our world. Call to Conversation focuses on individuals bringing their own experience to a discussion that creates space for empathy, community, and connection.

Sponsored by: The Program for Leadership and Character

Just One Word

February 18 @12pm

Invite Only

“Just One Word” is a moderated dialogue that takes place over a lunch or dinner, during which participants share their understanding and experience of a specific word.

Sponsored by:  Intercultural Center

CSI Spring Series: Where Identity Meets Counseling

February 18 @ 6pm

Register Here

This Spring Series is designed to invite students and faculty from the counseling department and other campus departments to discuss various topics related to counselor identity and client identity. We hope participants will be able to leave the conversation with a better understanding of the importance of broaching identity, how to do that effectively, and the various lenses to conceptualize individual identities.

Sponsored by: Pi Alpha chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Why’s This Hit So Hard?

February 18 @4pm

Virtual

Recent events are likely to have a greater impact on those who hold marginalized identities due to the layering impact of generational and marginalization trauma.  We will discuss why recent traumas hit harder in Black communities and explore caring practices specific to BIPOC individuals.

Sponsored by: University Counseling Center

Friday Morning Breakfast

February 19 @ 8:30am

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

Kickback and enjoy your favorite throwback shows with FREE breakfast.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

Black Professionals Forum

February 20 @ 12pm

Virtual

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.

Sponsored by: Black Student Alliance, Intercultural Center & The Office of Personal & Career Development

Black Women’s Leadership Retreat

February 19-20 @ 10am

Virtual

This two day retreat is an opportunity for black women to build community, connection, and take advantage of an opportunity for collective care

Sponsored by: The Program for Leadership and Character & The Women’s Center

iLab 102: Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict (Faculty/Staff) 

February 22 @10:30am

Registration on the PDC website required

An inclusion learning lab that offers interactive workshops and online resources designed to support faculty, staff and students in increasing their cultural awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

Call to Conversation: Finding Community: A Conversation for Black Students and Alumni

February 23 @ 5:30pm

Registration found on the Link

Sponsored by: The Program for Leadership and Character

BHM Pop Up

February 23

The Pit

Join the Harvest Table Culinary Group in the Pit for a “Pop Up” event celebrating our Culinary Team: Chef Shawveast Dudley & Chef Randy Dickerson. The culinary dish for the day will be Sweet Potato Chili & Skillet Cornbread and Grandmother’s Chicken & Dumplings.

Sponsored by: Harvest Table Culinary Group

Cultivating Me – We – Us 

February 23 @ 11:30am & 5pm

Registration on the PDC website required

A virtual series of workshops, sponsored by the Intercultural Center, created to introduce participants to the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) Model and the ways in which the model can give you insight and understanding about your emotions and subsequent behaviors and others’.

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center 

My Shelf To Yours: Anti-Racist Edition

February 24 @ 12pm

Benson University Center 346 (Intercultural Center)

My Shelf To Yours: 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. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center

Classics Beyond Whiteness: Toni Morrison One-Day Reading Group

February 25 @3:30pm

Virtual

A facilitated discussion of Toni Morrison’s “Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature”.

Sponsored by: Department of Classics

School of Business: Black History Month Panel

February 25 @6pm

Virtual

Join the School of Business for a dynamic discussion featuring alums as we celebrate the contributions of Black business leaders during our Black History Month panel. 

Sponsored by: School of Business 

iLab 102: Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict (Faculty/Staff) 

February 25 @10:30am

Registration on the PDC website required

An inclusion learning lab that offers interactive workshops and online resources designed to support faculty, staff, and students in increasing their cultural awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Sponsored by: Intercultural Center