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Black History Month Events and Activities

Black History Month (BHM) was established to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans, and to remember profound African American leaders who have left behind a legacy that has inspired many. It also provides an opportunity to reflect upon the history and culture of people of African Heritage.

The Civil rights movement which benefited all under-represented minority groups, evolved from the aspirations of African Americans and the need for this population to be recognized and included as vital members of society. In spite of this, the future that was envisioned by civil rights leaders and their communities has not materialized or reached a level of equity among these groups which is reflected in the ongoing institutionalized racism and discrimination that occurs in our society.

The events that have been planned at UH Hilo will provide a cultural perspective and opportunity for the institution, faculty, staff and students to learn about the achievements of African Americans and the impact they have made in our lives. The Planning Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students from UH Hilo. The co-sponsors include the UH Hilo Art, History, Sociology, Women’s & Gender Studies Departments; LBGQT+ Center, Minority Access and Achievement Program, Office of Equal Opportunity, Women’s Center, Housing, and University Dining Services.

The theme for 2018 is “Know the past. Shape the Future.” and the following free events will be featured throughout the month of February.

· Thursday, February 1; 6:00 PM; UCB 100
Global Metaphysics of Abstract Painters & Performers: Nanette Carter
A Woman of power who specializes in creating art & landscapes that capture the drama of human nature that surrounds us.

· Wednesday, February 7; 6 pm; UCB 100
FILM: Moonlight
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

· Tuesday, February 13; 2 pm; Campus Center 301
Workshop: Building Cultural Inclusion: Georgina Dodge
Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion @ Bucknell University

· Friday, February 23; 3 pm; UCB 100
Presentation: "I ka wā ma mua, ka wā ma hope" The Future Lies in the Past – Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Want to Be
Speaker: Val Kalei Kanuha
Assistant Dean of Field Education; University of Washington; School of Social Work

· Friday, February 23; 11-1 pm; Campus Center Dining Room
Soul Food for Thought Café
Poets, Spoken Word Artists, and Musicians are invited to perform featuring African American genre. Those interested in participating contact palsuhh@hawaii.edu

· Wednesday, February 28; 6 pm; UCB 100
FILM: 4 Little Girls
A bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on Sept. 15, 19963. This racially motivated crime sparks the nation’s outrage and helps fuel the civil rights movement sweeping across the country.

Related activities will be held in the Residence Halls in collaboration with Housing. The The UH Hilo History department will feature an exhibit at the Edwin H. Mookini Library.

For more information call 932-7461. For accommodations, please call the Disability Services Office (808)932-7623 (V) or (808)932-7002 (TTY).

For more information, contact: ginger@hawaii.edu 932-7461

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