Black History Month

Southern Connecticut State University Celebrates Black History Month 2021.

 

Celebrating Black Herstory Month: Woke Woman Wednesdays
February 3, 2021
Location: Online (Instagram)

Join Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center staff members on Instagram (@vpasscsu) each Wednesday during the month of February as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions that black women have made in the fight against sexual violence. Each week there will be a trivia challenge to identify the names and contributions of various women. $20 Amazon gift cards will be awarded each week! 

 

Black Love Virtual Film Series
Dates:
Thursday, February 4, 5 PM
Thursday, February 11, 5 PM
Thursday, February 18, 5 PM
Thursday, February 25, 5 PM

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Considering passionate love (Eros), familial love (Storge), self-love (Philautia), and love amongst or between friends (Philia), please join us for four film screenings exploring these themes in Black cinema. Discussion to follow screenings and raffle prize for those in attendance. Hosted by the UAP, the Multicultural Center, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

 

History of Racism and White Supremacy: A Conversation Across Disciplines                                  
February 4, 2021
2:00 to 4:00 PM                                                                                                                                        
Meeting invite TBA                                                                                                                                                                       

“In a society of emboldened racism and white supremacy, what is the interdisciplinary role of history and historical understanding in confronting these issues in our professional and personal lives? Please join us for this critical conversation among faculty, students, and alumni.” Sponsored by the Department of History.

 

Insurrection 2021: Law & Order for Who?                                                                                                                  
Chat & Chew Virtual Event
Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:00 PM

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Join us for real conversations as we engage in critical conversations about this historic event, the Black lives matter Protests and explore tips for surviving and thriving in these tumultuous times. Students are provided a place to talk about real issues with their peers in a brave relaxing space. The event will be facilitated by Dr. Randolph Brooks, Coordinator of Multicultural Counseling and Dian Brown-Albert, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs.
 

Black Queer Excellence Livestreams                                                                                                                                              
Every Friday in February 2021 (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th)
@scsusage on Instagram

Join the SAGE Center every Friday in February to celebrate queer Black excellence! Tune in to the Instagram livestream (@scsusage) at 11:30 AM each week to learn about a prominent Black queer figure and the outstanding work they have done. Sponsored by SAGE Center.

 

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:   
Pandemic, Privilege and Protest Virtual Event   
                                                                                 
Monday, February 8, 2021
1:00 PM

REGISTER HERE                                                                                                                                             

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This event will feature keynote speaker minister, activist, and scholar Nyle Fort. This Zoom talk and Q&A with Nyle Fort will explore not only how the pandemic reveals deeper patterns of racial inequality, but how students and staff can respond in order to save our fragile experiment in democracy by drawing upon Dr. King’s teachings. 

 

Celebrating Black Herstory Month: Woke Woman Wednesdays
February 10, 2021
Location: Online (Instagram)

Join Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center staff members on Instagram (@vpasscsu) each Wednesday during the month of February as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions that black women have made in the fight against sexual violence. Each week there will be a trivia challenge to identify the names and contributions of various women. $20 Amazon gift cards will be awarded each week! 

 

Celebrating Black Herstory Month: Woke Woman Wednesdays
February 17, 2021
Location: Online (Instagram)

Join Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center staff members on Instagram (@vpasscsu) each Wednesday during the month of February as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions that black women have made in the fight against sexual violence. Each week there will be a trivia challenge to identify the names and contributions of various women. $20 Amazon gift cards will be awarded each week! 

 

Black Mental Health Matters
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
1:30 to 2:30 PM
Virtual Event: WebEx Link TBA

Join us for an open dialogue on the stigmas in seeking out Mental Health Services in the Black Community as well as the disparities that prevent Black people from seeking Mental Health Services. Sponsored by Counseling Services.

 

Black History Month Luncheon
Thursday, February 18, 2021
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM                                          
Connecticut Hall

Celebrate the essence of Black culture with delicious cuisine. Learn about the history and origins of the amazing dishes. Listen to a wide variety of music celebrating Black History, and enjoy a special lunch rate of $7.00 for all students, staff and faculty. Sponsored by: Southern’s Dining Services, Department of Residence Life, and SCSU Multicultural Center.

 

Film Screening & Discussion: "Out in the Night" (75 min.)                                                                                       
Monday, February 22, 2021
6:30 PM                                                                             

Virtual Event: Join Here               

Join us for the viewing of “Out in the Night.” A documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City. Through the lives of these four young women, “Out in the Night” reveals how their race, gender identity, and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system.

 

Celebrating Black Herstory Month: Woke Woman Wednesdays
February 24, 2021
Location: Online (Instagram)

Join Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center staff members on Instagram (@vpasscsu) each Wednesday during the month of February as we celebrate the extraordinary contributions that black women have made in the fight against sexual violence. Each week there will be a trivia challenge to identify the names and contributions of various women. $20 Amazon gift cards will be awarded each week! 

 

Words of Wisdom Virtual Event  
(W.O.W) Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                  
February 24, 2021
12:00 PM                                                                                                                                                            

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Arguably SCSU Men’s Basketball greatest defensive player ever, graduating as the programs all-time leader in blocked shot in a season, for their career, and, the last Owl to record a triple double (10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks), Dr. Aaron "Rev" Johnson broke records AND stereotypes regarding student athletes, and black men in academia. Join us, as he shares his experiences. Program moderated by Greg Bernard, Director of Alumni Relations.

 

Black History Month Virtual Jeopardy
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00 PM

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In honor of Black History Month, join us for a fun and interactive virtual game of Jeopardy, win prizes, learn about the achievements by African Americans who have made significant contributions to America, and other important events and contributions to the rest of the world.

 

SPONSORS: Alumni Relations, Counseling Services, Department of History, Office of Integrated Communications & Marketing, Office of Residence Life, SAGE Center, Southern’s Dining Services, The SCSU Multicultural Center, University Access Programs, Violence Prevention, and Victim Advocacy and Support Center.