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Saint Peter’s University Celebrates Black History Month

Saint Peter’s University will celebrate Black History Month with a number of events and programs.

February 1
Flag Raising
Flagpole by Saint Peter’s University Pedestrian Bridge
Noon

February 1
Black Photo Exhibit Opening
Gallery – Fifth Floor of the Mac Mahon Student Center
4:00 p.m.
Exhibit runs until February 8.

February 7
“We Shall See in ’83: African Americans and the Transformation of Chicago, 1983-1987,” presented by Dr. Dwayne Williams, professor of history at Georgetown University
McIntyre Conference Center A
Noon
Sponsored by Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; contact mmarcillo@saintpeters.edu

February 7
Art Show
McIntyre Conference Center
6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Black Action Committee; contact: cledbetter15@saintpeters.edu

February 15
“Black Absorbs All Colors: The African American Melting Pot in the United States,” presented by Fatima Shaik, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Culture
Roy Irving Theatre
11:00 a.m.

February 15
Movement (open Mic)
Pope Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Black Action Committee; contact: cledbetter15@saintpeters.edu

February 21
“#BeyondWoke: Meditations on Black History, Culture, and Consciousness,” presented by John Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the history department
McIntyre Conference Center
1:00 p.m.
Ferguson. Baltimore. Flint. Charlottesville. In these and other cities there have been racial confrontations that have roused a generation of African Americans to call out racist acts and confront White Supremacy in its myriad forms. The sounding call is to Stay Woke. This talk and conversation will consider Woke as a paradigm of social awareness and its place in long arc of American political and cultural history.

February 27 
“Exclusive Immigration Policies,” presented by Amir Billups ’08, history teacher for Newark public schools
Mac Mahon Student Center 5th Floor
11:00 a.m.

February 28
An Evening with Dick Gregory; David Surrey, Ph.D., professor of sociology and urban studies and director of faculty development, presents clips and a recollection of when he drove with Dick Gregory and three other students from Defiance, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio in the middle of the night.
Location TBD
7:00 p.m.

For more information on all Black History Month Events, please contact africanastudies@saintpeters.edu.