Albion Celebrates Black History Month (2)

January/February 2015

With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College celebrates Black History Month. Unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, January 27
Annual MLK Convocation: Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, '56, "From Albion to America: Community, Civil Rights, Civil Wrongs & the DREAM"
President Mauri Ditzler and Albion College faculty, staff and studnts join the community choirs, community leaders and residents of the City of Albion to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Marin Lugther King, Jr.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, '56, a native of Albion, who has a distinguised career in community and volunteer advocacy.  
Sponsored by Albion College and NAACP

Thursday, February 5
Soul Food Dinner, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Lower Baldwin Dining Hall will offer a sould food menu with a tasted of different regions and clutres of African Americans. 
Sponsored by Bon Appetit and Black Student Alliance

Wednesday, February 11
Movie: White Like Me
Norris Hall Room 101, 7:00 PM
White Like Me brings the full range of Tim Wise's work to the screen, showing how white privilege has perpetuated racial inequality and race-driven political resentments in ways most white people simply are not aware of.  Following the movie, a discussion will be co-facilitated by Dr. Lynn Verduzco-Baker (Anthropology and Solciology) and Keena Williams (Intercultural Affairs).  
Sponsored by Office of Intercultural Affairs

Thursday, February 12
Panel Discussion: Why Race Still Matters : Understand Ferguson & #blacklivesmatter
Norris Hall Room 101, 7:00 PM
Dr. Lynn Verduzco-Baker (Anthropology and Sociology) will facilitate a panel discussion between students, faculty and community members centered on the state of racial affairs, color blindness and unconscious bias. 
Sponsored by Office of Intercultural Affairs

Saturday, February 21
ThinkFast: Black History Game Show
Kellogg Center, The Stack, 7:00 PM
Test your knowledge of African American History with a fast action game show. 
Sponsored by Union Board, Black Student Alliance and Office of Intercultural Affairs

Sunday, February 22
Taste of Blackness
Kellogg Center, The Stack, 4:00 PM
Taste of Blackness is the annual celebration of African American culture through food, music and the arts.  This event showcases cuisine from local cooks.  
Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

*Black History Month is coordinated by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.  For questions and additional information please call 517/629-0501.