BHC 2018

The George Washington University

Black Heritage Celebration 2018

'MAKE ________ BLACK AGAIN'

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29                                                              

KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                                                   

7pm | Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre                                                 

Be inspired as we kick off the Black Heritage Celebration with a keynote address delivered by prominent CNN Political Commentator Angela Rye!

                                                                       

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2                                                                 

MAKE FASHION BLACK AGAIN                                                                     

7pm | Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom                                                                       

Showcase the impact of black culture on the fashion industry through a panel, pop-up shop, and fashion show!

                                                                       

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4                                                               

LATIN AMERICAN FILM SERIES: PELO MALO                                                                 

7pm | MSSC, Room 209                                                                    

Join us for a screening of Venezuelan lm Pelo Malo. The lm explores a young boy’s identity struggle as an Afro- Latino, as he questions his appearance and what it means for his future in a prejudiced society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8                                                                      

BLACK/RACIAL/PROGRESSIVE REPORTING DURING THE AGE OF TRUMP         

7pm | Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium

Discuss how journalists are able to cover the White House during the age of President Trump. Reception to follow.

                                                                       

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10                                               

BLACK AND ISLAM                                                                    

7pm | Marvin Center, Amphitheater                                                                 

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X are just a couple of notable Black Muslims that had a major role in the Civil Rights Movement. Join us as we explore the ignored history of Black Muslims in America.

                                                                       

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12                                                            

MY CRY IN THE DARK                                                              

7pm | Marvin Center, Room 302                                                                    

Join us for an open discussion about mental health and self- care in the black community.

                                                                       

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

JAM SLAM: KARAOKE AND POETRY THROUGH HISTORY

7pm | Marvin Center, Amphitheater                                                                  

Come experience a cross-cultural night lled with poetry, music, and love!

                                                                                                                                   

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20                                                           

ERICA ARMSTRONG DUNBAR LECTURE                                                               

6pm | Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom                                                               

Listen to a lecture from Professor Dunbar on her new book discussing the history of America’s first president.

                                                                       

MAKE YOUR HAIR BLACK AGAIN                                                                

7pm | District House, Room B132                                                                 

Appreciate the allure and versatility of natural black hair through discussion and interactive teaching.

                                                                       

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22                                                               

SOUL REVUE                                                                     

7pm | Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium                            

Celebrate black heritage as we showcase performances inspired by a variety of soul, R&B, and hip-hop music videos!

                                                                       

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24                                                                    

FINALE                                                                    

10pm | L2 Lounge (3315 CADY'S ALLEY, NW)                                                                

Finish off Black Heritage Celebration with our annual Finale! Dress your best and celebrate with us! 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27                                                 

THE LEGACY OF BLACK-JEWISH RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

7pm | Marvin Center, Room 301

Explore the history of the deep and longstanding relationship between the Black and the Jewish communities in the United States.                                                

 

Sponsored By: GW Student Association, Program Board, Black Women's Forum, Crown of Glory Hair and Beauty Organization, Jewish Student Association, Association of Black Journalists, Mu Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Caribbean Student Association, Ace Magazine, National Society of Black Engineers, National Council of Negro Women, Casa Blanca, and Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., CCAS Africana Studies, and Program Board. 

 

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