BHC 2017

The George Washington University

Black Heritage Celebration 2017

The Revolution WILL Be Televised


Tuesday, January 31

Keynote Address

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre

Be inspired as we kickoff Black Heritage Celebration with the keynote address given by prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson!


Monday, February 6

Latin American Film Series Presents: Nana Dijo

7pm ǀ MSSC, Room 209

Join us as we screen Nana Dijo, a documentary about the Afro-Latinx experience, filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina, and the United States.


Thursday, February 9

Colorism in Activism

7pm ǀ MSSC, Room 209

Engage in a though provoking conversation about colorism in the African American community and how it affects activism on various platforms


Sunday, February 12

Self-Love Sunday

5pm ǀ Smith Hall of Art, Gallery 102

Kick back and practice some self-love and care in a relaxing and artistic environment


Monday, February 13

Activism in Play: A Conversation on Black Activism and Sports

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

Join ESPN host Michael Wilbon, The Undefeated’s editor-in-chief Kevin Merida, and Jason Reid, senior NFL writer for The Undefeated, to hear their thoughts on black athletes, activism, and the media’s role in amplifying the voice of the underdog.


Sunday, February 19

Soul Revue

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

Yall don’t know nothing bout this! Throw it all the way back at this year’s showcase of Black popular music of the 2000’s.


Monday, February 20

Vanguards of the Revolution Movie Screening

6pm ǀ Marvin Center, Amphitheater

Watch and discuss with us the critically acclaimed documentary about the Vanguards of the Revolution- the Black Panthers.


Tuesday, February 21

Behind the Uniform

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Room 308

Engage us as we talk to officers about life with the uniform, and life behind the uniform.


Thursday, February 23

For Colored Girls: Open Mic Night

7pm ǀ Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom

We welcome all women of color to come share their stories of activism, vulnerability, pain, excitement, frustration, and everything in between. All forms of expression- including poetry and music- are welcome.


Saturday, February 25


10pm ǀ Malmaison at Georgetown

Dance the night away at the consummation of Black heritage celebration!


Monday, February 27

It’s Blackademics!

8pm ǀ Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre

Test your knowledge of black history and culture in this fun trivia game based off of “It’s Academic” with a twist!


Tuesday, February 28

New Wave Protest

6pm ǀ Marvin Center, Amphitheater

Learn how to emulate old forms of protest into this new revolution.


Sponsored By: GW Student Association, Black Graduate Student Association, Ace Magazine, School of Media & Public Affairs, Black Student Union, GW College Democrats, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Black Women’s Forum, GW Career Center, Multicultural Business Students Association, Crown of Glory Hair and Beauty, National Association of Black Journalists, LGBT Resource Center, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Program Board.




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