BHC Full Calendar of Events

The George Washington University

Black Heritage Celebration 2019



Monday January 28th
● Keynote: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
● Location: Marvin Center, Betts Theater
● Time: 7pm
● Be inspired as we kick off the Black Heritage Celebration with a Keynote Address delivered by writer, author, and radio host, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, one of America’s leading Black intellectuals.
Monday February 4th
● “Buying Black” Entrepreneurship Fair
● Location: District House B114
● Time: 7:00pm
● Join us for a panel where Black student entrepreneurs on campus can promote their businesses, network, and answer questions surrounding the balance between being a full time student and entrepreneur.
Tuesday February 5th
● A Conversation with April Ryan, Moderated by Cheryl W. Thompson
● Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
● Time: 6-8pm
● Immerse yourself in an engaging and thought provoking conversation with award winning journalist and author April Ryan. She will discuss her experiences with race, politics, and the media.
Wednesday February 6th
● "Are You About It?" The Role of Black Activism of Today
● Location: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
● Time: 7:00pm
● Nikki Giovanni has dedicated her life's work as a prominent poet and scholar to advance and support black communities. Join the Mu Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to hear Giovanni discuss her life's commitment in activism.
Thursday February 7th
● Praise & Worship Fest
● Location: Marvin Center, Amphitheater
● Time: 7:30pm
● Join us for a night of worship as we enjoy the sounds of the Voice Gospel Choir and the Spirit of Faith Christian Center Worship Team.
Sunday February 10th
● “I paint for everybody Black” Paint & Sip
● Location: Smith Hall of Art
● Time: 7:08pm
● An Afro-Futuristic themed Paint and Sip that provides a space to create and appreciate Black art. Attendees will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of Black contemporary music while painting images that fall into the realm of the Afro- Futuristic theme. They will also be able to enjoy light refreshments.
Wednesday February 13th
● Pride and Prejudice: Racism and Exclusion
● Sponsored By: Allied in Pride
● Location: Multicultural Student Service Center Rm. 209
● Time: 6:30pm
● Join us as we discuss how one can navigate racism in queer spaces while being African American, and navigating homophobia in black spaces.
Sunday February 17th
● Jazz Brunch
● Sponsored By: GW NAACP & ACE Magazine
● Location: Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
● Time: 11am-1pm
● Join us to celebrate GW's Black student leaders and faculty and the ACE magazine BHC issue.
Tuesday February 19th
● Free Minds Write Night
● Sponsored By: NAACP & BSU
● Location: MSSC 209
● Time: 7pm
● Join us as we play an active role supporting incarcerated members of the free minds project by responding to their poetry.
Thursday February 21st
● “I’m rooting For Your Skin To Glow”
● Location: Marvin Center 309
● Time: 7:30pm
● Sponsored By: Black Women’s Forum
● This event centers on skin care— specifically for black students; marketed skincare practices often neglect black communities and what they need to do for their skin. This panel targets those issues and will help create a more hydrated and exfoliated black student community!
Sunday February 24th
● Soul Revue
● Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
● Time: 7pm
● Celebrate Black History and Culture as we showcase performances inspired by a variety of Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop music videos.
Thursday February 28th
●A talk with April Ryan, Moderated by Cheryl W. Thompson
●Jack Morton Auditorium
●Sponsor: School of Media and Public Affairs, Association of Black Journalist
Friday March 1st
● Black, Periodt
● Location: L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley, NW
● Time: 10pm-2am
● Finish off Black Heritage Celebration with our annual Finale. Dress your best and celebrate with us.



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