UNCG will host a number of Black History Month related events in the coming weeks. Among the events are:
Through Feb. 18. Triad Stage, with several UNCG students, alumni and faculty members on the cast and creative team, produces “Raisin in the Sun.” See details in related post.
Thurs, Feb 8: Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad.” UC/LS talk. School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Sold out, but simulcast will be available for those who register while space in nearby hall remains.
Sat, Feb 10:
#BlackFountain: The Summit day conference. EUC, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
#BlackFountain: The Summit evening show, UNCG Auditorium, 5 p.m. #BlackFountain includes musical and dramatic performances, spoken word, fine art, fashion and more.
Mon, Feb 12: MLK Celebration: Payton Head. Harrison Auditorium (NC A&T), 7 p.m. See details here.
Wed, Feb 14: Conversation With the Community: Dr. Duane Cyrus (Dance). EUC, Alexander Room, 7 p.m. Duane Cyrus will be hosting a workshop on representation and perspectives of black men.
Thu, Feb. 15: Lecture by Dr. Frank Woods, on “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy” Weatherspoon Art Museum, 7 p.m. Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), seen in visual above, has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. This lecture examines Tanner‘s life and career based on Woods’ new biography “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy” (Routledge, 2017.)
Fri, Feb 16: Community Dialogue: “Black and Biracial,” EUC 062, 1:30 p.m. A panel and dialogue exploring the experiences and perceptions of individuals who identify as biracial.
Tues, Feb 20: CACE 2018: Conference Speaker, Diamond Holloman. UNCG Faculty Center, 3:30 p.m. Diamond Holloman will be hosting a discussion on urban community gardens and social justice. Reception to follow.
Literary Cafe. EUC Alexander, 6 p.m. Come listen to spoken word performances about negotiating and challenging divisive discourse and coming together to solve issues impacting people of African descent and other communities. Facilitated by Demetrius Noble.
Wed, Feb 21: CACE 2018 continues: Conference on African American & African Diasporic Culture Experience. EUC (multiple rooms), all day. Sponsored by The African American and African Diaspora Studies Program. This year’s theme is: Shared Place and Fate: Coming Together to Transform.
Wed, Feb 21: Noon-Time Talk: Documenting Slavery and Freedom with Gwen Gosney Erickson, Guilford College Archivist and Librarian, and Richard Cox, UNCG Digital Technology Consultant. Weatherspoon Art Museum, noon. They will share their experiences preserving and making publicly accessible primary source materials like letters, newspaper articles, and deeds that document anti-slavery and slavery activities in Greensboro and in North Carolina.
Thurs, Feb 22: Reel Talk: Dine and Dialogue Film Series. Spartan Village 2: Haywood Clubhouse, 5:30 p.m.
Mon, Feb 26: Tunnel of Oppression, EUC Cone Ballroom, 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement and UNCG Kaleidoscope. It’s an educational, interactive event portraying an example of how oppression may be experienced.
Wed, Feb 28: Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic Night. 7 p.m., EUC Auditorium.
Thursday, March 1 – Book discussion of Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” Weatherspoon Art Museum. A pre-talk reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the book discussion begins at 7 p.m. The first 10 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “The Underground Railroad.” The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Noelle Morrissette, UNCG associate professor of English, will lead the book discussion, which is in conjunction with the exhibition of work by Sanford Biggers.
And another event in March:
March 15-16 Campus-wide Symposium UNCG will host a symposium featuring keynote speakers, poets, and performers. “Celebrating God’s Trombones: African American Cadences and Culture” acknowledges the ninetieth anniversary publication of James Weldon Johnson’s beloved work. All events are free and open to the public. This event will feature an exhibition in Jackson Library’s Hodges Reading Room, as well as a performance in the Music Building by the trombone shout band Kenny and the Tigers, along with scholarly presentations and poetry readings. See details in a future Campus Weekly.