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February is Black History Month, and UNC Greensboro will educate with a variety of events through the rest of the month.

Black History Month Kickoff
Feb. 3, 12-2 p.m.
Elliott University Center, Room 062

Join the African American and Diaspora Studies program and the Office of Intercultural Engagement for a kickoff to the month’s events. There will be Black History trivia, a showcase of the AAADS program, and a random drawing with a Roku as the prize.

All Black Affair
Feb. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
Elliott University Center, Dail Room

The UNCG Articulate spoken word group will present a night of poetry by black authors and jazz music.

Community Dialogue: Why Don’t We Sit Together?
Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Moran Commons, Fountain View Dining Hall

Come discuss struggles and share experiences with the student community.

Community Dialogue: Natural Hair in the Workplace
Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Elliott University Center, Room 602

The UNCG community will come together to discuss navigating perspectives on wearing natural hair at work.

2020 Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experience (CACE)
Feb. 18-19
Elliott University Center

Join the AAADS department for two days of research presentations, workshops, and panels. The theme this year is “Connections and Collaborations Across Disciplines and Communities,” exploring how to overcome boundaries and create connections both across disciplinary backgrounds and across the local and global Black community. Learn more at https://aads.uncg.edu/cace/ and in the news story that details the conference here.

Mental Health and Black Church
Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Elliott University Center, Room 062

This program will feature a panel, in collaboration with Impact Movement and The Takeover, who will discuss how to debunk the stigma attached to clinical services in the Christian community.

Remembering American History: Red, Black, and White
Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Greensboro Project Space

The Clarice Young Project will celebrate Black History Month with a remembrance of the stories of forgotten people. See a variety of performances by people including Francine E. Ott, Clarice Young, and UNCG students.

Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar”
Through Feb. 23, UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum hosts an exhibition that speaks boldly about identity and the African American experience, including the history of slavery and domestic or agricultural servitude in the United States. Read more about the exhibition in this news story.

More events will be posted at the Office of Intercultural Engagement’s website.

Photography by Grant Evan Gilliard, University Communications

 
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