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Black History Month

 

2014 BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Calendar of Events

 

Friday, January 24, 2014
Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Commemoration
6:00pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

The University community will celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through song as the Office of African-American Affairs recognizes the impact and influence that gospel music had on Dr. King's life. The evening will include performances by three outstanding choirs: Black Voices Gospel Choir (University of Virginia), Black Awakening Gospel Choir (Virginia Commonwealth University), and UN2HIM (Charlottesville Community).

SPONSORS: Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and Office of African-American Affairs

Tuesdays, February 4, 11 and 18, 2014
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Black History Month Movie Series
6:00pm-8:00pm
Newcomb Hall Art Gallery

February 4, 2014
Dutchman by Amiri Baraka

February 11, 2014
Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee

February 18, 2014
Betty and Coretta by Yves Simoneau featuring Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, and Ruby Dee

The Brothers of the Iota Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will be hosting our first Black History Month Movie Series on the first three Tuesday evenings of February as an opportunity to show popular historically black films to the community and their relevance today.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
2014 Black History Month Opening Lecture
Jefferson's Orphans: Two Centuries of African-Americans at the University of Virginia

Presented by Professor Ervin L. Jordan, Jr. (Associate Professor)
Research Archivist, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
7:00pm
Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope

This lecture will outline the issues and themes of African-American athletic, academic and social experience as part of the University's 200-year-old racial culture. The presentation will consist of select photographs and images of famous and forgotten nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century African-American slaves, students, staff and faculty. All individuals shown or discussed, whenever possible, will be identified by name and accomplishment.

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Soul Night
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
7:00 p.m.
Nau Hall room 211


Come and enjoy good food and quality time with the Kappa Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the annual Soul Food Night! Free Food will be provided. Games and Cards will also be provided.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Black History Bowl
5:00p.m
Newcomb South Meeting Room

Students, faculty and staff of the University community will engage in friendly competition against their peers in a jeopardy-styled format. Topics will pertain to African and African-American Studies in honor of Black History Month. Prizes will be given to the winners and food will be proved at the event for all!

SPONSORS: Black Student Alliance, University of Virginia Student Council

Friday, February 21, 2014 

Film

Fruitvale Station

7:00pm Newcomb Theater

FREE

This follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core.
Panel Discussion to follow film.


SPONSORS: Office of African-American Affairs, University Programming Council, UVa Chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Film

12 Years a Slave

6:00pm

Newcomb Theater

FREE 

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
Panel Discussion to follow film.

SPONSORS: Office of African-American Affairs, University Programming Council

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Black History Month Closing Ceremony
7th Annual Image Awards
6:00pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Students, faculty and staff of the University community will be honored for their commitment and service to the Black community at the University of Virginia.

SPONSORS: Office of African-American Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Virginia Dining, Black Student Alliance, Black Leadership Institute, UVa Chapter National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), University of Virginia Student Council


2014 BHM CALENDAR OF EVENTS (to print a copy)