Black History Month programming is organized by the Multicultural Education Department in conjunction with the Black History Month Committee. The committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff. As the director of the MED, I chair the committee along with a student co-chair, Brianna Randolph. Every event for this month has our students' footprint. All events were organized by our students, and they are open to the entire Guilford College family.
For the Black History Month Kickoff on Feb. 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m., we have a high-energy, first-class show planned. There will be very talented performers from Guilford College and from the local community. Expect drumming, dancing, a mime performance by Tim Johnson, Director of Student Leadership and Engagement, spoken word by a professional poet, and Black History facts will be infused throughout the program. Student performers represent more than 10 countries and languages. The show will be power-packed from the beginning to the end.
Events this month include panel discussions, films, community dialogues and more. The 2018 Black History Month them is "For the Culture"! Some of our events are a continuation of prior discussions and programming from the fall term, and others incorporate new content into our community. Our goal is that Black History will not be limited to one month — we aim that Black History Month may serve as a springboard for deeper dialogues, celebrations and discussions to take place throughout the year.
Get the full list of Black History Month events.