Black History Month


Black History Month

January 27–February 28
Ocular Amblyopia, Works by Andrae Green
Arno Maris Art Gallery, Ely Campus Center
February 5 Reception | 5:30–7:30 p.m., Arno Maris Art Gallery (Snow date, February 12)

February 5
Dear White People, Film and Discussion
5:30 p.m., Ely Owl’s Nest
Writer/Director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus
life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut.

February 7
One Billion Rising
7 p.m., New York City
An event at the Hammerstein Ballroom that will bring together revolutionary poets, singers, dancers and activists.
Transportation will be provided; tickets available in Mod Hall Room 104-A.

February 10
Dispelling the Myths of Black Greek Letter Organizations
6:30 p.m., Ely Owl’s Nest
A dynamic conversation on the current state of Black Greek Letter Organizations.

February 11
Voices Beyond Bondage
7 p.m., Scanlon Banquet Hall
A collection of 150 poems culled from burgeoning black-owned newspapers of the era.

February 16
Black Girls Rock
6:30 p.m., University Hall Lobby
A night to acknowledge women of color who have embolden Westfield State’s campus.

February 18
Soul Café
7 p.m., Ely Owl’s Nest
A night of expression of art for students, faculty, and staff including jazz ensembles, poetry, dance, step, and song.

February 22
Tribute to W.E.B. DuBois
3 p.m., St. John’s Church, Springfield
Featuring Westfield State’s Chorus, Gospel Choir, and So Seductive Step Team.

February 23
Black Solidarity Day
All Day Event
A day of solidarity, recognition, and unity for various ethnicities. Participants will wear black to
symbolize unity, progression, and an end to racial oppression.

February 24–26
Tunnel of Oppression
2/24, 7–9 p.m. | 2/25, 8–10 p.m. | 2/26, 7–9 p.m., Scanlon Banquet Hall
Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that targets issues of privilege, power and social injustices.

February 24
It’s Weave not WEAVED
7 p.m., University Hall Lobby
An open dialogue on black beauty and the negative effects of image based media.