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Topic: Black History Month — Programs & Events 2021

This guide provides an overview of library and archival resources for Black History Month at the UConn Library.

Upcoming in 2021

 

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The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center  - UConn Storrs

Sponsored by the UConn African American Cultural Center (AACC)

“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue with Patrisse Cullors

Artist, activist, educator, public speaker, and Los Angeles-native Patrisse Cullors is the Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of the Los Angeles-based grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now. Cullors’ work for Black Lives Matter recently received recognition in TIME Magazine’s 2020 100 Women of the Year project.”  RSVP Here

   

 

UCONN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK - BLACK HISTORY 365 - Hartford Campus via Zoom (all Zoom information will be provided upon registration)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2nd  | 2:00pm - BHM365: Salvation: Black People and Love by Bell Hooks 
    In celebration of Black History Month, virtual meetings will be held to discuss Salvation: Black People and Love by bell hooks. Participants are asked to read 2 to 3 chapters before each session. Register at http://s.uconn.edu/BH365 
     
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3rd  | 6:00pm - Tilling the Soil: Black Farmers, Sustainability and Uplifting Community. Panelist, Dr. Tammy Gray -Steele, Founder/CEO of the National Women in Agriculture Association, Lauren LIttlel Urban Famer and Gergoe Roberts, 3rd Generation Farmer.  Register.
     
  • Tuesday, Feb. 39th | 3:00pm -UConn Almuni - UConn Women & Philanthropy: ELLEvate: Paradigm for Parity- Fixing the corporate leadership gender gap. Please RSVP by February 8th.

     

UCONN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT - JUSTICE NOW INITIATIVE

 

 
   

 

UCONN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - EQUITY NOW - SPEAKER SERIES
EVENTS 2021 

 

NYPL SCHOMBERG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE 

Schomberg Center

Schomberg Center February Events. Online registration required. Books can be purchased online at the Schomburg Shop. All proceeds benefit The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

Online Exhibitions: 

Explore Subversion & The Art of Slavery Abolition

Explore Traveling While Black: A Century of Pleasure & Plain & Pilgrimages

 

UCONN DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN: 2021SPEAKER SERIES

“Amplifying Black Voices in Hollywood” on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 8 p.m., via Jorgensen Digital Stage.
A focus on topics ranging from lack of Black representation on writing staffs to the distorted perspectives of TV crime dramas.
[UConn Today article]

 

UCONN STAMFORD - "FUTURE VISION: SUPPORTING BLACK EXCELLENCE"
 


The virtual panel will take place on Saturday, February 27, from 2-4pm. The event details, including registration link. Please feel free to share with those you think will be interested.

Future Vision: Supporting Black Excellence” will be a virtual panel with three Connecticut leaders from the corporate world, health care, and higher education:

·         Dr. Katherine Golar, Chief Medical Officer for Optimus Health Care, Inc.

·         Nadene Mckenzie-Reid, Board Vice Chair, Stamford Cradle to Career, and Deputy Head of Technology at NatWest Markets

·         Dr. Franklin Tuitt, Ph.D, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Connecticut

 

BCALA - BLACK CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

February 5 and February 6, 2021. Black Health and Healing Virtual Summit.

BCALA is proud to partner with Queens Public Library for this FREE 24-hour virtual summit all about Black Health and Healing.
Register here: blackhealth.queenslibrary.org

 

  National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Upcoming Events. Registration Recommended.

Join Yale University Library in partnership with MIT Libraries the week of February 22 - 26 for the BIPOC in the Built Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and learn about the origins of this campaign that started summer 2020 at MIT. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who have left their mark on the fields of art, architecture, art history, graphic design, activism, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, dance, and more connected to the built environment will have pages created and/or edited throughout the week. After a short introduction held live via Zoom on February 22nd, stay for the kick-off of our week-long virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon where attendees can participate in training and events that will build community around creating new and edit existing Wikipedia pages.