Baylor Celebrates Black History Month

Black history month
Feb. 7, 2018

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) — Baylor University’s Department of Multicultural Affairs along with academic units across the University will host a multitude of events in honor of Black History Month.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7

MA Signing Day — The Department of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate Baylor’s multicultural student organizations by welcoming students to signing letters of intent to commit or recommit to their organizations from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. in the MA Suite on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center. There will be food, prizes and games for students throughout the day.

Jazz and Stanzas — The ladies of the Nu Iota chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., will host a night of artistry and poetry at 7 p.m. in the SUB Den.

THURSDAY, Feb. 8

NPHC Leadership Forum — Baylor’s NPHC organizations will host a leadership forum at 6 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room. Members of NPHC organizations who have held positions of leadership will speak on a panel to answer questions about their leadership journeys, how they have become successful and to give advice to audience members.

"She Sang Freedom" presented by Baylor Libraries — The department of journalism, public relations and new media, along with Pruit Memorial Symposium, Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and the Baylor University Libraries, will sponsor pianist/vocalist and professor of musicology Tammy Kernodle, Ph.D., and her trio in a free performance of “She Sang Freedom” in Bennett Auditorium at 7 p.m. Kernodle, who has performed nationally, will take the audience on a musical tour of black female musicians who used music to document and promote the struggle for equality and social justice in America. Several freedom and protest songs will be experienced through live performance and storytelling of the various historical contexts that range from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement to the Black Power movement in the 1970s.

FRIDAY, Feb. 9

Unified Service — Baylor’s NPHC organizations will meet for unified community service at 3:45 p.m. in the SUB Den.

Feb. 11-17: Black Love Week with Baylor NAACP

MONDAY, Feb. 12

For Us, By Us — Baylor NAACP will host this event at 7 p.m. Foster (Room TBD) For more information, visit the Baylor NAACP Twitter.

TUESDAY, Feb. 13

NAACP Black Love Forum — Baylor NAACP will host a forum at 7 p.m. in the SUB Den. For more information, visit the Baylor NAACP Twitter.

THURSDAY, Feb. 15

Defamation Play — The Defamation Experience is a unique interactive diversity program comprised of three components including the play which explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. Through deliberations and post-show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges preconceived notions. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in Foster 240.

FRIDAY, Feb. 16

Black Panther Movie Night — Details to be announced. For more information, visit the Baylor Multicultural Affairs Twitter.

THURSDAY, Feb. 22

Black Heritage Banquet —The Association of Black Students in conjunction with the Department of Multicultural Affairs will present the 31st annual Black Heritage Banquet at 7 p.m. on the 5th Floor of Cashion. Kiami Davael, actress, model, singer, songwriter and screenwriter is the featured speaker. She is best known for her role as "Lavender" in "Matilda," starring Mara Wilson. Tickets can be purchased at the Bill Daniel student Center Ticket Office. General admission is $20 and Baylor student admission is $10. For more information, contact Geoffrey Griggs or call 254-710-3004.

SUNDAY, Feb. 25

ASA Fashion Show — Baylor’s African Student Association will present “A Night In Africa: Vol. 2” fashion show at 6 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room. Tickets cost $10 and dinner will be provided. The attire is formal.

MONDAY, Feb. 26

History Department Lecture — The Department of History will present its annual Black History Month Lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Hankamer 101. The featured speaker will be John H. Bracey Jr., Ph.D., co-director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst graduate certificate in African Diaspora Studies. He will present "My Encounters with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X."

by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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