Black History Month at UNC Asheville

Thursday, February 11
Documentary Film Screening: Go Public, A Day in the Life of an American School District. This 90-minute documentary about the Pasadena Unified School District in California will be screened at 6 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union, room 221. Details: jcrave@unca.edu

Thursday, February 11
Discussion: #BlackLivesMatter vs. #AllLivesMatter. This discussion of inclusion in social movements will be led by the staff of UNC Asheville Multicultural Student Programs and members of the Black Student Association. 6-7:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union room 224.

Monday, February 15
Film & Discussion: America After Charleston. Tiece Ruffin, UNC Asheville assistant professor and diversity outreach coordinator for UNC Asheville’s Department of Education, will screen PBS’ America After Charleston, and then moderate a town hall discussion. 6-8 p.m. in the Highsmith Union Grotto.

Darin J. Waters, PhD, is a Professor of History at the UNCA.
Darin J. Waters, PhD, is a Professor of History at the UNCA.

Tuesday, February 16
Discussion: Vance Hall, What’s in a Name? This lunch-and-learn discussion, facilitated by Darin Waters, UNC Asheville assistant professor of history, will explore the issues raised by monuments to historical figures of the past in a nation with a history that includes slavery, segregation and racism. Noon-1 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union Intercultural Center.

Wednesday, February 17
Opening Reception for “Gifted By Faith,” an exhibition of paintings by local artist Jenny Pickens. 5:30-7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. The exhibit will be on display through February. Details: msp.unca.edu/intercultural-center-art-gallery-exhibitions.

Wednesday, February 24
Speak Out: Perspectives and Experiences of Black Students. Staff of UNC Asheville Multicultural Student Programs and members of the Black Student Association will explore what it is like to be a black student in a predominantly white university. 6-8 p.m. in Highsmith Union, rooms 221-222.

Monday, February 29
And Still I Rise: Spoken Word, Poetry, Song and Open Mic. Hosted by the Black Student Association, this open mic night will celebrate Black History Month on its final day. 6-8 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union Grotto.

For more details, please visit msp.unca.edu/black-history-month-2016

 

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