Butler University will celebrate African-American History Month with these public events:

February 8
Founder’s Week Kick-off Celebration
Featuring remarks by Demmie Butler Hicks (descendant of Ovid Butler), and Kathryn Morris, Butler University Provost.
Unveiling of the Gertrude Mahorney Graduating Class Photo
Presentation of Showcase and Art Contest Winners
2:00 PM
Irwin Library

“Higher Learning” (1996) Film Screening and Discussion.
Facilitated by Dr. Brooke Beloso, Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies Faculty
5:30 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center
“DIB” Week Event – Presented by the SGA Diversity and Inclusion Board (DIB)

February 10
ACLU First Wednesdays Event
Campus Speech: Free or Filtered? Privilege or Opportunity?
Registration and Lunch at 11:30 AM
Discussion begins at 12:00 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall

“They Call Me Que”
One-woman performance by Quarrat Ann Kadwani
7 p.m.
Starbucks Coffeehouse
“DIB” Week Event – Presented by the SGA Diversity Inclusion Board

February 12
Screening of “Tested,” a documentary film by Curtis Chin.
In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70 percent of school-aged youth, they represent less than 5 percent at the city’s most elite public high schools. “Tested” follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse eighth-graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. “Tested” explores access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Curtis Chin.
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Pharmacy Building, Room 156

February 13
“My Soul Applauds at the Sound of Freedom”
Collaborative concert featuring Vivica Turrentine ’94, Christian Theological Seminary Choir and Butler’s Voices of Deliverance
6:00 PM
Shelton Auditorium
Christian Theological Seminary
Admission is free

February 15
Diversity Expressions Film Series presents
“The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975”
The story of the Black Power Movement through the eyes of Swedish Journalists. Directed by Goran Olsson and Co-Produced by Danny Glover
7:00 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union 004

February 17
“Dark Girls” (2011)
A documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color – particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within African-American culture. Directed by Bill Duke
6:30 p.m.
Efroymson Diversity Center
Atherton Union 004
Presented by the Black Student Union and the Student Government Association Diversity and Inclusion Board

February 18
Diversity Expressions Film Series presents
“Soundtrack for a Revolution”
Taking a fresh approach to the story of the American Civil Rights Movement, this documentary features powerful music from the movement, with new performances by John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots.

7:00 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union 004

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at Clowes Hall. (Photo by Rachel Neville)

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs at Clowes Hall. (Photo by Rachel Neville)

Saturday, February 20
Clowes Memorial Hall presents
Dance Theatre of Harlem
8:00 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall
For ticket information, call (317) 940-6444 or visit www.cloweshall.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 21
Brazilian Feijoada
A celebration of Brazilian food and culture representing Indiana, the USA, and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1:00 PM.
Reilly Room, Atherton Union.
Ticket information is available online at www.inpartners.org.
Sponsored by the Indiana Partners of the Americas and the Efroymson Diversity Center

February 22
Melanin Monologues
An entertaining night of music, poetry and stories presented by Butler faculty, staff and students.
7:00 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union 004.
BSU Week Event – Presented by the Butler University Black Student Union

February 23
Religion, Race and Justice
An address by Dr. David Hampton, Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Deputy Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Respondent: Dr. Terri Jett, Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Butler University
Respondent: Rev. Anastassia Zinke, Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis
7:00 PM
Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts
Presented by the Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, and the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice

February 24
African Dance Lessons
An evening of traditional African dance instruction and interpretive discussion.
6:00 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union 004.

BSU Week Event – Presented by the Butler University Black Student Union

February 26
“All About Black Hair” Dialogue
A discussion on the style, texture, care, facts and myths about black hair.
5:00 PM
Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union 004.
BSU Week Event – Presented by the Butler University Black Student Union

February 27
Books and Breakfast
A free breakfast featuring a book reading and discussion.
9:00 AM – Noon
Martin Luther King Community Center, 40 West 40th Street, 46208.
Books and Breakfast is presented by the Butler University Department of Political Science, the Center for Citizenship and Community, and the Martin Luther King Community Center.

February 29
College of Communication Symposium presents “The Conviction of the # (Hashtag): Problematizing #Black Lives Matter
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Terri Jett, Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Noon
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is free

“Greek Tragedy After Ferguson”
An address by Dr. Timothy Moore, John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics Department Chair, Washington University of St. Louis
4:30 PM
Pharmacy Building 150
Admission is free
Presented by the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics

Tricia Rose

Tricia Rose

College of Communication Symposium presents
“Why #Black Lives Matter”
An address presented by Dr. Tricia Rose, Author, Scholar and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University
7:00 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is free

 

 

 

 

March 1
College of Communication Symposium presents
“Attucks: The School That Opened a City”
An address and screening presented by Ted Green
Award-winning Documentarian Filmmaker
3:00 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is free

College of Communication Symposium presents
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
An address and screening presented by Steve James,
Award-winning Documentarian Filmmaker
6:00 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is free

March 2
College of Communication Symposium presents “Ferguson, Baltimore and Chicago: Reporting About Racial Inequality”
An address presented by Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter
2:30 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is free
Sponsored by Sponsored by NEH/Frederic M. Ayres Fund, College of Communication, Program of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and Department of Critical Communication and Media Studies

College of Communication Symposium presents “Catch the Stars”
An address presented by Tamika Catchings, All-Star Power Forward, Indiana Fever (WNBA), Founder of the Catch The Stars Foundation
5:00 PM
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Admission is Free

Celebration of Diversity 2016 African-American History events are sponsored by the Founder’s Week Committee, Office of the Provost, Center for Faith and Vocation Seminar on Religion and World Civilization, Center for Citizenship and Community, Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice, College of Communication Symposium, NEH/Frederic M. Ayres Fund, Program of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Department of Critical Communication and Media Studies, Clowes Memorial Hall, Christian Theological Seminary, Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classics, Division of Student Affairs, SGA Diversity Inclusion Board, Efroymson Diversity Center Council, Residence Life Culture Committee, Residence Hall Association, Black Student Union, American Civil Liberties Union, Office of Internships and Career Services, Indiana Partners for the Americas, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Department of Political Science, Office of Diversity Programs, and the Efroymson Diversity Center.

 

 

 

Media contact:
Marc Allan
mallan@butler.edu
317-940-9822

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