Black History Month 2017
"Black History is American History"
Black History Month Opening
Monday, February 1
Noon, Diner Atrium
Join us to celebrate the opening reception of our Black History Month featuring student performances, guest speakers and several surprises!
Monday, February 6
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Student Lounge
Learn about hair textures and products as SXU students discuss their hair journeys during this informative event about African-American hair.
The Evolution of Black Gender Roles and its Impact on the Black Family
Thursday, February 11
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room
Come join moderator Jason Lambert in a riveting discussion about "Diversity at SXU" with a panel of your fellow students from various ethnic/cultural RSOs. Together we will discuss our identity and how that plays into diversity on campus.
Spoken Word/Open Mic Night
Thursday, February 11
6 to 9 p.m., Regina Hall Res Center
Join us for an open-mic night where students can bring any creative expression to the table for five minutes. Acts include, but are not limited to, spoken word/poetry, vocal performances, stand-up comedy, and musical selections. If interested in signing up to perform in advance, please email email@example.com.
"Back Down Memory Lane"
Wednesday, February 15
Noon to 2 p.m., Student Lounge
Experience a walk through the decades, starting with the Harlem Renaissance and continuing through the start of the new millennium. Stop in at any point to walk down the lane!
Gregory Lorjuste: A Journey to the White House
Friday, February 17
3 p.m. Butler Reception Room
Gregory Lorjuste shares his experience serving as an aide to the first African American President in U.S. history working his way up from Scheduler to his final title, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling for President Barack Obama.
Super Saturday: Kickin' It Old School Party
Saturday, February 18
9 to 11 p.m., Regina Res Center
Join us for an open-mic night where students can bring any creative expression to the table for five minutes. Acts include, but are not limited to, spoken word/poetry, vocal performances, stand-up comedy, and musical selections. If interested in signing up to perform in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Identities at SXU: Student Perspectives"
Monday, February 20
3 to 4:30 p.m., Student Lounge
Come join moderator Karen Benjamin, SXU Faculty member, Associate Professor of History and the Coordinator of Social Science Education, in a succession of last year's student panel on diversity, for a discussion about "Identity at SXU" with a panel of your fellow students to have a conversation about identity and representation of people who we do not normally hear from or see in mainstream media. Together we will discuss our identity and how that plays into life on or even off campus.
SXU Film Series: The Birth of a Nation
Tuesday, February 21
7 to 9:30 p.m., McGuire Hall
This film is loosely based on the story of Nat Turner, a literate enslaved man who led a slave rebellion that terrorized white slave owners in Virginia in 1831. It takes its title from D.W. Griffith's infamous film epic, that glorified the Ku Klux Klan and perpetrated negative racist stereotypes of African Americans.
We Gone Be Alright: Hip Hop, Millennials and Political Agency
Wednesday, February 22
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Julius Bailey, Ph.D., a Christian Existentialist, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. He is a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer. As a socially conscious academic, Dr. Bailey has been interviewed on CNN, Fox, B.E.T, and ABC Nightline. His research interests span from Russian Literature to Hip-Hop Culture--indeed, anything that touches on the doings and sufferings of people purposed toward voice and inclusion.
African-American Achievement Awards
Saturday, February 25
4:30 to 6 p.m., McGuire Hall
The African-American Achievement Awards will recognize the contributions and achievements of African-American students, faculty, and staff at Saint Xavier University. Formal attire encouraged.
Black Tie Affair
Saturday, February 25
6 to 8 p.m., Butler Reception Room
Join us immediately following the African-American Achievement Awards for food, fellowship and to congratulate the award recipients and nominees.
Events sponsored by: African-American Studies, African-American Studies Diaspora Club, Black Student Union, University Mission and Ministry, Residence Life and Student Life. For more information, contact Student Life at 773-341-5060 or email@example.com