7th Annual Black History Month Celebration Continues Through February
Guilford’s 2011 Black History Month observance, entitled “The Multi-Dimensions of Blackness,” includes a series of discussions, films and performances taking place during February.
Among the events is the opening show by Reasons 2 Rhyme, which will present poetry performances at area venues throughout the year. “I am History,” featuring Josephus III, will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
“I Am History” focuses on the history people make daily by touching the lives of others through their actions and decisions. The show fuses spoken word poetry, live music and dance. It is sponsored by the Guilford student organization Blacks Unifying Society.
Each Wednesday, the Africana Brown Bag Series will hold discussions in Boren Lounge, located in Founders Hall, from 12-1 p.m.:
- Feb. 2: “What is Black History Month?” – Holly Wilson, director of multicultural education
- Feb. 9: “Dream or Nightmare: Discussion of Dr. King’s Last Speech” – Adrienne Israel, vice president for academic affairs
- Feb. 16: “Sounds of Freedom: Infusing Spirituals, Blues & Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggae, & R&B Music” – James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Learning
- Feb. 23: “The Integration of Guilford College” – James Shields. Food provided by co-sponsor the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.
Other Black History Month events include:
- Concert by the Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Department of Music.
- Campus book read of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling account of a poor Southern tobaccos farmer whose cells were used for medical research without her family’s knowledge. Group meets in the Multicultural Resource Center (King Hall Room 128) from 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays Feb. 2, 16, March 16 and April 27.
- Screening of “When the Levees Broke,” Spike Lee’s four-part documentary about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Bayard Rustin Center (Founders Hall Room 203), 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22.
- Screening and discussion of “La Raíz Olvidada (The Forgotten Root),” a film about Afro-Mexicans. Monday, Feb. 21, 5-7 p.m. in Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium. Co-sponsored by Latino Community.
- Hip-hop dance lessons with instructor Sudie Nallo in the dance studio located in Ragan-Brown Field House, 9-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10: break-dancing, Feb. 17, street funk.
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Education at (336) 316-2473 or e-mail email@example.com.
Feb. 4, 2011