University Celebrates Black History Month 2016
Throughout the month of February, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), in collaboration with many University partners, will host a number of events in honor of Black History Month.
“Each year we are so proud to see the involvement of Syracuse University community members as we celebrate Black History Month,” says James Duah-Agyeman, director of OMA. “I believe this year’s list of events will prove to be one of our best yet, and I look forward to celebrating with everyone in the weeks ahead.”
The University has an expansive list of events, including a film festival, lecture series, dance workshop, banquets and much more. Some highlights for the month’s celebration include:
- Special Collections Research Center: “Black Utopias,” Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5-6 p.m., Bird Library, sixth floor
- “Agents of Change” film screening, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m., Community Folk Art Center
- Modern Dance Workshop with Brandon Ellis, Saturday, Feb. 20, noon-3:30 p.m., Flanagan Exercise Studio
- Sankofa Lecture Series, Monday, Feb. 29, 5:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium
In addition to this list, this year’s commemorative speaker is Alicia Garza. Garza is an established social activist and co-creator of the hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter. She will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.