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Black Heritage Month 2017

A Legacy of Triumph Enlightens Our Path Forward

Posted in: Social Justice and Diversity

 

Join us on Wednesday, February 1 for our Annual Black Heritage Month Opening Day Ceremony!

We will meet outside College Hall at 11:45 a.m. for a processional leading to the Student Center Flagpole. If you are unable to join the march, you will have the opportunity to meet us at outside at the Student Center Flagpole at 12 p.m. for the flag raising ceremony. Finally, meet us inside the Student Center, Room 411 from 12:30-2 p.m., for the official welcome and presentation of We are Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams. 

Black Heritage Month Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 1

Black Heritage Month Opening Day Ceremony 
  • Processional
    11:45 a.m.
    Beginning at College Hall, ending at the Student Center Flagpole
  • Flag Raising Ceremony
    12-12:30 p.m.
    Student Center Flagpole
  • Opening Day Welcome and Presentation: We Are Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams
    12:30-2 p.m.
    Student Center, Room 411

Sunday, February 5

  • 8-11:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms A/B
  • Promoting self-love and beauty within the black community.
  • Sponsored by Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU) and NAACP

Monday, February 6

  • 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Express what black means to you!
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST

Wednesday, February 8

  • 12-3 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Express what black means to you!
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST

Thursday, February 9

I, Too, Am Montclair, Racial Microaggressions Education
  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Dickson Hall, Cohen Lounge
  • Sponsored by African American Studies Department

Sunday, February 12

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Center, Commuter Lounge
  • Sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Monday, February 13

  • 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Sign up to support #BlackLivesMatter in Paterson and Newark.
  • Sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Student Center, Room 411
  • Sponsored by Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU)
HerSTORY Hidden 
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Student Center, Room 411
  • Learn about women and police brutality.
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST

Tuesday, February 14

  • 1 p.m.
  • Feliciano School of Business, Room 101
  • Sponsored by African American Studies Department and Dr. Devon Johnson

Wednesday, February 15

Poetry Abolition: Black Lives Matter Poetry Slam
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Student Center, Dining Room
  • Sponsored by African American Studies Department
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Dinallo Heights, Multipurpose Room
  • Sponsored by Haitian Student Association (HSA)

Friday. February 17

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1010
  • Sponsored by Complexions Band Dance Team

Monday, February 20

  • 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST

Tuesday, February 21

  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Machuga Heights, Multipurpose Room
  • Sponsored by Organization for Students in African Unity (OSAU)
Tribute to Lt. Col Spann Watson (Tuskegee Airman)
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, February 22

  • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Student Center, Lobby
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST
Dialogue with the Police: Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion 
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1070
  • Sponsored by African American Studies Department
  • 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Student Center, Room 419
  • Interactive event with black faculty/staff and students.
  • Sponsored by LadiesFIRST
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Machuga Heights, Multipurpose Room
  • Sponsored by Complexions Band Dance Team

Thursday, February 23

  • 8:15-10:15 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 1070
  • Learn about different historical facts and traditions of various African countries.
  • Sponsored by Native African Student Organization (NASO)

Sunday, February 26

  • 8-11 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballroom C
  • A discussion about uplifting and empowering young black men.
  • Sponsored by Complexions Band Dance Team

Monday, February 27

  • 8:30-10 p.m.
  • University Hall, Room 2004
  • What does it mean to be Black and Latin?
  • Sponsored by Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Tuesday, February 28 

  • 8-11 p.m.
  • Student Center, Ballrooms A/B
  • Sponsored by Native African Student Organization (NASO) and Organization for Students of African Unity (OSAU)