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UMass Dartmouth Announces Black History Month Events

UMass Dartmouth announced today a schedule of events for Black History Month

Dartmouth, MA (January 17, 2014) -- UMass Dartmouth announced today a schedule of events for Black History Month. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the public are invited to attend all events. Many events are being held through the sponsorship of the New Bedford Historical Society.

The Black History Month 2014 Inaugural Event will be a presentation by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, "Now You See it, Now You Don't! The Sweet Enchantment of Post-Racial Racism in Contemporary America", February 4, 2014, at UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House.

The month of remembrance honoring the unique and rich history of African-Americans in the United States, particularly on the SouthCoast, will culminate at the 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Friday, February 28, 2014 at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons. Scholar, author, and activist Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast. UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman will introduce Dr. Muñoz.

For information on all upcoming events throughout the month, visit umassd.edu/blackhistorymonth.

UMass Dartmouth Black History Month Calendar of Events:

February 1
Film: The Watsons Go to Birmingham
A family travels from Michigan to Alabama to visit grandparents and ends up on the front lines of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement. Free showing at the Whaling Museum Theatre, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society

February 4
Black History Month 2014 Inaugural Event
"Now You See it, Now You Don't! The Sweet Enchantment of Post-Racial Racism in Contemporary America"
Presented by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Reception to follow at the Unity House, 1:30 p.m.

February 5
Chancellor's Colloquium
"So, What Do You Do... exactly...?: Confessions of a Polymath"
A performance/lecture by Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor"
Woodland Commons, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 8
Share the Dream Banquet
Annual College Now celebration honoring students
Whites of Westport, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$30 public admission

February 9
14th Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-thon
First Unitarian Church, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society

February 10
Black-Owned Business Day
Stop by to support black-owned businesses offering art, jewelry, and other cultural items
UMass Dartmouth Campus Center, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

February 12
African-American Read-In
Participants share poetry and readings from their favorite African-American authors
UMass Dartmouth Liberal Arts Building Atrium, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

February 19
Dinner at Unity House
Celebrate and honor the history of UMass Dartmouth's Frederick Douglass Unity House.
Share a meal and your experiences with past and current leaders, students, and friends.
RSVP to DMoore@umassd.edu by February 12

February 20
Griot's Corner
Poetry, music, conversation and soul screening: "Standing In The Shadows of Motown"
Featuring an open mic with Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor"
Unity House, 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

February 21
Time to Talk
A conversation with Jocelyn Ekeh, former Black Panther and civil rights activist.
Unity House, 2:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

February 22
Black History Month Show
Celebrating UMass Dartmouth students
UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

February 24
De-Stress Yourself Day
Drop in for a complimentary massage
Unity House, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served
Sign up at the Unity House

February 25, 26, & 27
Bring your dinner and watch the PBS special "Henry Gates' Many Rivers to Cross" with your friends
Unity House, 6:00 p.m.

February 28
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carlos Muñoz
Woodland Commons, 8:30 a.m.
$25 faculty, staff, and the general public; $10 students
Tickets available in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, third floor, Administration Building

Frederick Douglass: In the Shadow of Slavery
A one-man adventure showcasing the complexities of American (and New Bedford) history starring Mel Johnson Jr.
Zeiterion Theater, 8:00 p.m.
For tickets, visit www.zeiterion.org
 

Author:  "Joseph Sullivan [Contact]"
Date:  17-Jan-2014
Department:   Frederick Douglass Unity House

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