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African American History Month

African American History Month 2020

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.


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February 2020

Black Achievements Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Cultural Arts Center

**By invitation only**

Celebrating and honoring local children of color who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in academic success, community service, artistic expression, athletic ability, leadership.

Women in Jazz

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Black Box Studio (Room 7100)

Special Bridge Event: African American History Month and Women's History Month

Book Discussion: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson

Wednesday, February 26, 2020  •  2 pm
Technology Center, Room 8349

Presenter: Professor David Lucander

Over four days in 1971 more than 1,000 prisoners took control of the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment and negotiate for improved conditions. The State killed thirty-nine men and severely wounded more than one hundred others while retaking the prison by force. New York State authorities prosecuted the prisoners, but did not bring charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath. It's been 49 years since the notorious Attica uprising. This book shows that the cover up is worse than the crime.

Sponsored by the School of Education & Social Sciences and the Sam Draper Honors Program

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Tim Goler

Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3101

“Dr. Goler is a nationally recognized thought leader who continually fights to level the playing field by bringing educational opportunities and other issues facing racial and ethnic minorities in academia and community into focus. He not only focuses on addressing environmental and lifestyle issues, but also the condition, disparities, and resources that are linked to chronic stressors, like racism, and discrimination.”

Sponsored by Student Involvement

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Thursday, February 27, 2020  •  12:30 & 7:30 pm
Cultural Arts Center

Award-winning play by Lanie Robertson

Special Bridge Event: African American History Month and Women's History Month