UPDATED: BGSU Black History Month events to watch for

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Junior liberal studies major Shaianna Edwards displayed her paintings at the Black History Month kickoff event: The Black Art Experience. 

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February is Black History Month, and BGSU is celebrating by honoring important figures in black history, raising awareness to important issues in the black community and educating people on campus and in the community through events, conferences and meetings.

 

Browne Pop Culture Library rotating displays

When: Throughout February

Where: Brown Pop Culture Library, fourth floor of Jerome Library

Who: Open to all

What: A variety of displays of black popular culture items

 

Fourth Annual MLK Spoken Words, Songs and Theater

When: POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE SEMESTER

Where: Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 206

Who: Planned by Office of Multicultural Affairs

Open to all

What: A night of performances of songs, poems, dance and acting by students, staff, alumni and community members to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on history

 

Power Play: An Interactive Discussion

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: TBD

Who: Planned by the Black Student Union

Open to all

What: BGSU’s first event of the semester, see @BSU_BGSU on Twitter for more details

 

Race and the Church

When: 11:30 a.m. Feb 10

Where: BTSU, Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Who: Planned by H2O Church

Open to all

What: A service on how messages in the Bible can apply to racial reconciliation

 

Black History Month Teaching Kitchen Chef’s Table

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 19

Where: Teaching Kitchen at the Oaks Dining Center

Who: Planned by BGSU Dining Chef Jared

Open to all ($20 or 3 meal swipes) with registration

What: A cooking lesson featuring three dishes influenced by African and African-American cuisine: gumbo, hoppin John and coconut rice pudding

 

Tuesdays at the Gish: ‘Get Out’

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19

Where: BTSU, Room 206

Who: Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Film

Open to all (free)

What: A showing of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” a thriller starring Daniel Kaluuya with commentary on social issues and the black experience in America

 

Beyond ‘The Dream’: Opal Tometi

When: 7-8 p.m. Feb. 20

Where: BTSU, Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Who: Planned by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Open to all

What: A presentation by social activist and #BlackLivesMatter co-creator Opal Tometi on social justice and structural racism

 

19th Annual Black Issues Conference

When: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 22

Where: BTSU, Lenhart Grand Ballroom

Who: Planned by the Black Student Union and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Open to BGSU students (free), non-BGSU students ($20), faculty ($20), staff ($20), alumni ($25) and the general public ($35) with registration (closes at noon Feb. 8.)

What: A collection of workshops, research panels, discussions and speeches led by BGSU community members and leaders in the nationwide black community, including keynote speaker, writer and activist Shaun King

 

Tuesdays at the Gish: ‘Marshall’

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26

Where: BTSU, Room 206

Who: Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Film

Open to all (free)

What: A showing of Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall,” a film starring Chadwick Boseman about the first black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and his early legal career

Faculty research seminar: To Be Black and British, Multicultural Myths in Modern England

When: 12 p.m. Feb. 27

Where: Hayes Hall, Room 203

Who: Planned by the Center for Women and Gender Equity

Open to all, RSVP by emailing [email protected]

What: A lunch and presentation by historian Nicole M. Jackson on the modern African Diaspora, black social movements and community activism in Britain

 

Future of Leadership: The Role of Power, Equity and Design with Antionette Carroll

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28

Where: BTSU, Room 206

Who: Planned by the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and the School of Art

Open to all

What: A public lecture by internationally recognized graphic designer, activist and founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab Antionette Carroll on the topic of equity-centered community design

 

Taste of February: History Repeats Itself

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28

Where: Olscamp Hall, Room 101

Who: Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and hosted by the SMART Program

Open to students (free), faculty ($15), staff ($15) and the general public ($25) with tickets (available at bgsu.edu/tasteoffebruary)

What: A night of food and conversation about how the past compares to the present in terms of fashion, discrimination and activism in sports, colorism in the media, criminalization of blackness and innovation in science and medicine