University Celebrates Black History Month with Lectures, Service and Creative Arts

Lectures, community service, and creative arts support the theme “Power to the People” for William Paterson University’s annual observance of Black History Month during February 2019.

This year’s theme “Power to the People” focuses on what it means to have a powerful social justice platform for advocacy, change and reform within the black community and beyond. Events include:

Friday, February 1

  • Milk & Melanin Extravaganza, 7 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms ABC
    Formal black and white fundraiser
    $3 students and $7 guests
    Purchase tickets in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Saturday, February 2

  • Brooklyn Museum Bus Trip to view exhibit,
    “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”
    Pick up at Lot 5 at 11a.m. and drop off at 5 p.m.
    Purchase tickets in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Monday, February 4

  • “Phirst of All: I’m Woke,” discussion about social justice issues
    7 p.m., University Commons 211

Tuesday, February 5

  • Opening Ceremony: Power to the People Student Panel, discussion of personal experiences and advocating for social change
    12:30 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms BC
  • Sisters for Awareness, Black Leadership and Equality (SABLE) Study Night
    7 p.m., University Commons 202

Wednesday, February 6

  • Small Talk, Big Issues, Residence Life discussion about advocacy and social change
    7 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room

Thursday, February 7

  • My Black is… Celebration, Tables featuring arts and crafts,
    12:30 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms BC
  • Black Student Union and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Study Night, 7 p.m. University Commons 211

Friday, February 8

  • “The Oceans Between Us,” discussion about the transatlantic slave trade,
    7 p.m., University Commons 171 AB

Saturday, February 9

  • Bella Chanel Mentoring Program, mentoring service trip to Passaic enrichment program that educates and empowers girls ages 6 to 14
    Pick up in Lot 5 at 10:15 a.m., drop off in Lot 5 at 4:30 p.m.
    *Sign up in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Monday, February 11

  • Culture Feud Game Night, a cultural spin on Family Feud, 7 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, February 12

  • Self-Care Space, 9:30 a.m., University Commons 202
    Stress-relief activities sponsored by Counseling, Health and Wellness
  • Café Liberations, open mic, singing, poetry and dance, 8 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, February 13

  • AfriCinema, featuring movie TBA and discussion, 6 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room
  • “Down Home Dinner,” Southern menu with games and entertainment, 9 p.m. Wayne Dining Hall
    *Meal swipe or dining hall meal purchase required

Thursday, February 14

  • “Uncapped Heroes: Women from the Black Panther Movement,” featuring guest speakers Yasmeen Sutton and Claudia Williams, 12:30 p.m., University Commons 211
  • Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour, 12:30 p.m, Shea Center
    *Free for WP students with ID

Saturday, February 16

  • Akeelah and the Bee-S-U,” movie night, a young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee, 6 p.m., University Commons Ballroom A

Sunday, February 17

  • Soul Sunday, praise and worship service, 3 p.m., University Commons Ballroom A with refreshments following service

Tuesday, February 19

  • Where Are All the Black People? 12:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room, featuring activist speaker Ericka Hart on Black queer and trans issues
  • Mental Health in the Black Community, 7 p.m., University Commons 211, discussion led by Counseling, Health and Wellness

Wednesday, February 20

  • Black MENace II Society Movie Night, 7:30 p.m., University Commons 171 AB
  • African Heritage Month Panel, 5 p.m. Cheng Library Auditorium, sponsored by Africana World Studies

Thursday, February 21

  • Island Moves Dance Class, 6 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for Caribbean dance

Friday, February 22

  • African Heritage Committee Celebration, Day of Service at Dawn Treader School, pick up in Lot 5 at 9:30 a.m., drop off at 4:30 p.m.
    *Sign up in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Sunday, February 24

  • Brushing and Brunching, 1 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room, painting with brunch, sign up early – 40-person limit
  • Jazz Room Series presents Jaimeo Brown Transcendance with Jaleel Shaw and Chris Sholar, 4 p.m., Shea Center, free for students with ID
  • Black Girl Magic, pampering day to honor black women, 8 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room

Monday, February 25

  • Don’t Spoil My Coil, black women and hair discussion, 8 p.m., Student Center Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, February 26

  • African, African American Faculty Staff Association & Black Organizations Mixer, Learn about the different black cultural organizations on campus. 12:30 p.m., University Commons 216

Wednesday, February 27

  • Night for a King, featuring celebration, awards and dance, 5 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms ABC

Thursday, February 28

  • Closing Ceremony, 8:30 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms AB, guest speaker, dinner, dancing and awards

 

 

01/31/19