Black History Month – IUP Schedule of Events

Good afternoon IUP,

Just want to remind you that several events are taking place in honor of Black History Month 2015 and the Diversity Counts Program. The Theme for Black History Month is Black Identity in the 21st Century: Sharing the Love, Sharing the Resolve.

Tonight, 2/3/2015, we will be showing the movie Wounded Places  at 7 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.

On Thursday, 2/5/2015, at 12 p.m – 1:30 p.m. we’ll have a lunchtime discussion with Dr. Beverly Goodwin, Psychology on Fostering Anti-Black Racism and a showing of Robert Townsend’s movie, Black Listed, at 7 p.m. in the Multicultural Suite, 325 Delaney Hall.

The Black History Month Keynote Program takes place on 2/9/2015 with Robert Townsend (acclaimed actor, producer, director, & comedian) and Blessing Offor (musician, Reality TV star, a contestant on the Voice) in KCAC.  At 4 p.m. they will have a meet and greet with student leaders in the PNC Room, and at 7 p.m., they will present a keynote program/performance in Toretti Auditorium.  They will wait up the dreamer in all of us.

On 2/10 at 7 p.m., we’ll present the movie, Dear White People in HUB Susquehanna Room, a Diversity Counts Challenge #2 on 2/12/2015 at 12 noon re voting, multi-generational activism, and success,  in B24 Delaney.

Then on 2/17, the film The New Black will be shown at 7 p.m. in the HUB Monongahela Room.  Prior to the film, at 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., we’ll have a lunchtime discussion of the “Presumed Alliance Between Latinos and African Americans” in the Multicultural Suite, 325 Delaney Hall.

On 2/18/2015, 7 p.m., we are joining with the Indiana County NAACP for Community Police Forum featuring Indiana Police Chief William Sutton, etal on fostering relationships between Law  Enforcement and Communities of Color at Chevy Chase Community Center.

And lastly, on Feb. 23, at their invitation to return, the students and I will travel to St. Andrew’s Village to do a Black History Month Program, and on Feb. 26, we’ll have a Diversity Counts Reception, and showing of the movie Think Like A Man Too on 2/27/2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room.

The students will have a Retro Night Dance on 2/21/2015, 9-11:30 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room and several musical/theatrical performance will be presented in conjunction with College of Fine Arts, where we sponsor many of the events to a limited number of students on a first come, first serve basis.

All of our events are Diversity Counts Programs and attendance verification vouchers will be available.  Additionally, please check our web page for the Diversity Counts calendar to view all of the Black History Month and other events offered this semester.  Feel free to print and use as you see fit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AACC Office at 724-357-2455.  “One of the things we know about diversity is that in addition to bringing  about numerical diversity, formal and informal interactions have to occur among students. Students are often the best messengers for diversity to each other” (Brimhall-Vargas, 2013),  and “simply put, we cannot discover solutions to challenges if we have not been [and are not] able to talk about them” (Singleton & Linton, 2006).

Please assist us by helping to make students aware of the events and encouraging them to participate.  Remember,  attendance voucher will be available.

Thank you for your time and have a good afternoon.


Dr. C.Princes, Director

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