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Foust Building in the winter

February is Black History Month, and UNC Greensboro will host a variety of virtual events throughout the month.

Mr. SOUL! Film Screening
Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

PBS North Carolina has teamed up with RiverRun International Film Festival and the State Library North Carolina to present an exclusive screening of “Mr. SOUL!” – a documentary that explores the life and public broadcasting variety show of Ellis Haizlip. A post-film panel discussion will follow. More information and registration here.

Black History Month Trivia
Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

Test your Black History Month knowledge with the Office of Intercultural Engagement. The winner will receive tickets to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum located in Downtown Greensboro. Join the event via Zoom here.

Creating Islamic Feminism: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Feb. 3, 7–8 p.m.

Join Dr. Omar Ali and Dr. Amina Wadud for this discussion, which is co-sponsored by the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, the Islamic Studies Research Network, Lloyd International Honors College, and more. Register for the event here.

Black Fatherhood: A Community Conversation
Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Inspired by the novel “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones, panelists will explore the role of Black fathers and how they support their children. Panelists include Demetrius Noble, poet, activist, and lecturer in UNCG’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Program; Dr. Tyreasa Washington, professor in UNCG’s Dept. of Social Work; and J. Reginald Dougé Jr., entrepreneur and co-owner of Black Greek Life LLC. Join the webinar via Zoom here.

If you can’t make this event, another discussion will be held with Erica Armstrong Dunbar with as part of NEA Big Read: Greensboro Community Book Discussions on the 16th at 12 p.m. Register here.

Conversation with Community: Spanish Media and Cultural Change
Feb. 10, 12–1 p.m.

Join Lucia-Asue Mbomio and Michelle Murray in a conversation about the experiences of Latinx communities during the evolution of Spanish Media and Cultural Change. Join the event via Zoom here.

Two Americas: Piecing Together Race & Politics
Feb. 10, 4:30–6 p.m.

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement in a facilitated discussion surrounding race and politics in America. Join the event via Zoom here.

Unpacking the Race Talk
Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m.

UNCG’s Dept. of Communication Studies and NCA Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change present performances from Dr. Sonny Kelly and Dr. Elizabeth Melton sharing emotional vignettes about race in America today, with discussion on the ways we can advance fairness and justice. Join the event via Zoom here.

Douglass Day 2021
Feb. 12–14

For Valentine’s Day, you’re invited to a birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. We celebrate this date as a moment for creating and preserving Black history together. View the schedule and register here.

Conversation with Community: Black Women and Performance Arts
Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Join for an in-depth discussion led by Duane Cyrus with Dr. Ayesha Boyce and Jurne Smith on the experiences of Black women within performance arts spaces. Register for the event here.

Greensboro is Burning
Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement in a discussion about the representation of Black trans and queer identity in media, from the documentary “Paris is Buring” to the television series “Pose.” Join the event via Zoom here.

NEA Big Read Keynote Speaker: Erica Armstrong Dunbar – Roots that Run Deep: The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom
Feb. 23, 7–9 p.m.

Join Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, and NEA Big Read Keynote Speaker. Dunbar is a 2017 National Book Award Nonfiction Finalist and winner of the the Frederick Douglass Book Prize and Phillis Wheatley Book Award. Join for a discussion about her work to uncover the truth and cast a new light on lesser-known figures from the archives of American history. Register for the event here.

Conference on African American & Diaspora Cultures & Experience
Feb. 23-25, 5–6:30 p.m.

The conference will feature a Literary Cafe, presentations and panel discussions surrounding this year’s theme, “The Year of the Black Woman,” and students, alumni and faculty are invited to participate. View the schedule and register to attend, present, or perform here.

Subscribe to the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program’s Black History Month event calendar here.

Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications

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