Jefferson Celebrates Black History Month

African-American Film Series Week

  • February 5, 2018
    • 9:10-10:25am
    • Hartford Hall in 206
  • February 7, 2018
    • 9:10-10:25am
    • Hartford Hall in 206
  • Film series highlighting African-American actors and producers.
  • A film will be shown at every time and date listed.
  • Sponsored by, Mona Freeman Leonard Professor of Communication and Journalism

African-American Student Read-In

  • February 5, 2018
  • 10:35am-1:25pm
  • Downtown Campus Library - 1st Floor 
  • Join Jefferson faculty, staff, and students as we share our favorite literature written by African-American writers. Sponsored by the Black Affairs Advisory Committee and the English Department

#teamlightskin vs #teamdarkskin: War on Colorism

  • February 6, 2018
  •  1:00-2:30pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut B14)
  • Come out and learn about the history of colorism and ways to combat against it.
  • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Let’s TALK: Black Teachers of English in South Korea

  • February 7, 2018
  • 12:00-1:0pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut Hall B14)
  • Come out and learn about opportunities for underrepresented students and colleagues, who are seeking or have a curiosity of what life is like to teach and/or live abroad, particularly in South Korea through the TALK program what life is like for some Black teachers of English who have taught in the South Korean context.
  • Sponsored by Dr. Quanisha Charles, English Instructor

Community of Fairness

  • February 12, 2018
  • 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • Health Sciences Hall 151 (Community Room)
  • Sponsored by Leonard “Chip” Thomas, Sociology Department Head

Griot Stories: Tales of Academic Resilience and Personal Success

  • February 15, 2018
  • 12:00=-1:15pm
  • Health Sciences Hall 151 (Community Room)
  • Join us are we participant with a historical account of African American Education coupled with current data on the state of African Americans in higher education, share resources provided by faculty, staff, and administrators of color to support student persistence, retention, and success and examine the role that resilience plays in pursuing higher education and overcoming barriers to academic success.
  • Presented by Marlisa Austin and Robin Harrington

Cardi B to Michelle Obama: Defining Black Women

  • February 15, 2018
  • 1:00-2:30pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut Hall B14)
  • Join us for a lively and honest discussion on defining the duality Black women!
  • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Stir the Pot Dialogue Series: “We Made This!: Hip Hop Inventors”

  • February 20, 2018
  • 2:00 -3:30pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut B14)
  • Join your Black Student Union in remembering the birth of Hip Hop through honoring our favorite Hip Hop artists. All are welcome to join the discussion! Snacks provided.
  • Presented by Black Student Union

Riding High in the Saddle: African-American Perspectives in the 1930s Western

  • February 22, 2018
  • 2:00.-3:00pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut B14)
  • Join us as we learn about African-American achievement in film during the sound era--a history that is often neglected in film history and describe how African-American directors/screenwriters incorporated subversion in their films in subtle ways that would appease both black and white audiences.
  • Presented by Dr. Susan Savage Lee

Black Affairs Advisory Committee Appreciation Luncheon/Social

  • February 23, 2018
  • 12:00-2:00pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut Hall B14)
  • Help us celebrate and honor the work of the Black Affairs Advisory Committee.
  • Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Be a Boss Discussion Panel

  • February 26, 2018
  • 3:00-4:00pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut B14)
  • Everybody wants to be a boss, but what exactly does that mean? Join us for a panel of local Black business owners to learn more about what it takes to run your own business. Light refreshments provided.
  • Presented by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Black History Month Bingo

  • February 27, 2018
  • 2:00 - 3:30pm
  • Multicultural Center (Chestnut B14)
  • Join your Black Student Union for a game of “Black History Bingo!” Learn more about BSU and enjoy snacks, music, and friends!
  • Presented by Black Student Union

African American Nursing Ourstory: We Do Exist Exhibit & Oral Presentation

  • Exhibit available for viewing starting the first week in February and Oral presentation on March 1, 2018
  • 11:45am
  • Downtown Campus Library
  • Learn about local and national African-Americans and other individuals of African descent who have contributed to nursing and health care!
  • Presented by Mary Malone, Pat Huskey, and Glinda Mitchell

Snacks, light refreshments or lunch will be provided at all events. If you need ADA accommodations, please email