UNCG students, faculty and staff are joining together to host a series of campus events – including a variety show, diversity expo and daylong conference – in celebration of Black History Month.
Below is a list of key events taking place throughout February. All events, unless otherwise noted, are free and open to the public. For more information and to view a full events calendar, visit intercultural.uncg.edu and cap.uncg.edu.
Feb. 1: Kick-off Event
Join Campus Activities & Programs and other campus organizations for the Black History Month kick-off event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maple Room, Elliott University Center (EUC).
Feb. 9: Seminar and Film Screening
The Office of Intercultural Engagement is collaborating with several departments across campus to host a student seminar and film screening of the documentary “Wilmington on Fire.” The seminar will take place at 11 a.m. in the Kirkland Room in the EUC. The film screening will begin at 5:30 in the EUC Auditorium.
Feb. 11: #BlackFountain Variety Show
Student organizations and local artists will host a variety show that pays tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement and African-American history. The event – which includes dance, fashion and spoken word – will begin at 7 p.m. in UNCG Auditorium. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at blackfountain.eventbrite.com.
Feb. 16: Diversity Expo
The Office of Intercultural Engagement, along with Campus Activities & Programs, the International Programs Center and University Libraries, will host a diversity and global engagement expo focused on building intercultural connections. The event will take place at 2 p.m. in the first-floor reading room at Jackson Library and will include live performances of global music, authentic food from various cultures and a panel discussion led by Dr. Omar Ali.
Feb. 22: Conference
The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program’s annual conference will focus on Black America in the 21st century. The interdisciplinary event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the EUC. To view the conference schedule, click here.
Feb. 27: Tunnel of Oppression
This unique experiential learning activity, hosted by the Office of Intercultural Engagement, will provide students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to explore oppression and the realities of marginalization. The event will take place in the Cone Ballroom (EUC) from noon to 6 p.m.
Feb. 28: Black Arts Festival
Join members of the UNCG Neo-Black Society as they feature the work of black artists from the 1920s to present day. The festival will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cone Ballroom (Rooms B and C). Tickets are $3 and can be purchased here.
Story by Nancy Maingi, contributor