Jan. 30, 2019
Northern Arizona University and the Office of Inclusion are celebrating Black History month with a variety of events held on campus throughout February, providing an opportunity to celebrate and learn about diverse traditions and culture, reflect on key contributions African-Americans have made to our society and recognize the struggles of past and present.
Kicking things off, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kevin Willmott will join students for a showing of “BlacKkKlansman,” a film he co-wrote, followed by a short lecture and Q&A session on Feb. 1. Other activities include Black History Month movies and discussions, themed Hot Spot lunches and a Civil Rights Spoken Word and Art Slam. The month ends with a lunch featuring author, instructor and sociologist Cameron Khalfani Herman as a guest speaker. Herman studies urban sociology and community development at Michigan State University.
Also happening this month is the grand opening of the new Multicultural and LGBTQIA Office of Inclusion in the Kaibab Room in the University Union. President Rita Cheng will unveil the project at a Community Open House at 11:30 a.m. Feb.21.
Full schedule of events
Feb. 1: 6-10 p.m. An evening with Kevin Willmott, Prochnow Auditorium
Feb. 4: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fiesta de la , IMQ Office
Feb. 5: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Chinese New Year, IMQ Office and the University Hot Spot
Feb. 8: 4-7 p.m.
- Civil Rights poetry and paint, IMQ Office
- Black History Month pop-up library, IMQ Office
Feb. 11-14: all day, Love Who You Love (Inclusive Crafts), IMQ Office
Feb. 11-15: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Black History Month Hot Spot lunch, Hot Spot/DuB
Feb. 18-22: Ally Week
Feb. 22: all day, Pose Watch Party, IMQ Office, Q-Unity Center
Feb. 26: 4-6 p.m. Black History Month Family Feud, IMQ Office
Feb. 28: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Cameron Khalfani Herman, IMQ Office
For more information on Black History Month activities, visit the Center for University Access and Inclusion events webpage.