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Topic: Black History Month — Programs & Events 2022

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

Upcoming in 2022

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

Sponsored by the UConn African American Cultural Center (AACC).

 The African American Cultural Center (AACC) will be hosting a Black History Month Opening Ceremony featuring renowned Civil Rights attorney Benjamin Crump and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd. The program is this Thursday, February 3, at 6 p.m.; registration details are in the attached PDF. The UConn Foundation will also be hosting a guest speaker, Crystal Emery, to discuss racism as an inhibitor to freedom. Registration Form


 

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice @UConn   - "Real Talk: The Deadliest Disease in America with Crystal Emery" (Register). Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00 PM via Zoom 
Real Talk: The Deadliest Disease in America with Crystal Emery 

 

UCONN SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK - BLACK HISTORY 365 Created by students, BH365 exists to promote Black history and current affairs that influence the varied experiences of the Black community, and to give a voice to the student experience at the UConn School of Social Work.  Register at http://s.uconn.edu/BH365 . All Zoom information would be provided upon registration.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 8nd  | 6:00pm - BHM365: Trivia Night: Celebrate Black Joy! Online via Zoom. (RSVP by Sunday, February 6th, 2022)
     
  • Thursday, Feb. 17th  | 6:30pm - Cooking with Chef Cross. Sponsored by UConn SSW Graduate Student Organization.
     

UCONN DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN:
Past Event: 2021 SPEAKER SERIES (Subscribe to the UConn DMD YouTube Page)

“Amplifying Black Voices in Hollywood” 
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 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT - JUSTICE NOW INITIATIVE
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Virtual Fundraiser

The Justice Now Initiative is centered around social, political, and cultural topics relating to the Black experience, rooted in collaboration and activism to create a space for reflection and community.

February 20th is World Day of Social Justice. Join us in our Virtual Fundraiser event to donate to local, Black-owned non-profit organizations. Funds will be dispersed to Boy and Girls Club, Domus Kids, Windham No Freeze Project, East End NRZ Pop Up Market and Cafe, and Traveler on a Mission. To join our initiative, sign up on the excel form in our bio by Feb 13th and you'll receive a donation card to raise funds! We'll be receiving donations from Feb 14-Feb 28. Contact studentdevelopment@usg.uconn.edu for more info

UCONN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - EQUITY NOW - SPEAKER SERIES
EVENTS 2022

 

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: https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/online 

 

BCALA - BLACK CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

 

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

 

 

ASALH - The Association for the Study of African American Life & History

2022 Black History Month Virtual Festival (Association for the Study of African American Life & History)

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS 

February is Black History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. <READ MORE>

 

CT STATE LIBRARY - THIRD THURSDAY PROGRAM - 

CT State Library Virtual Third Thursday Program Feb. 17 Adrienne L. Billings Smith ESQ.
Thurs. February 17, 2022 at Noon. CT State Library, Virtual Third Thursday Program . "Belonging: Finding Your Legacy African American Genealogy in Connecticut with with Adrienne L. Billings-Smith, ESG.

Please register in advance for this Program at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpf-ihqjkuHtzy8ygAhYg3sZZCdMljEe88

Adrienne Billings-Smith will discuss the journey researchers who are interested in discovering Black Heritage can follow using the many resources found at the Connecticut State Library. Adrienne is a local attorney and Town Councilor in West Hartford, Connecticut. She also founded Concerned Parents of Color of West Hartford (CPCWH) in 2020 to advocate for change in education, legislation, and better representation. Her vision is to build and sustain an open, honest dialogue with leaders of the state, and to ensure that black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities have their voices heard and supported. Through her work with CPCWH she was selected to be the first Community Leader-in-Residence for University of Connecticut’s History Department, where she is leading a project which explores the effects of slavery on Black-Americans in Connecticut. She is currently researching genealogy in Connecticut in hopes of discovering, and preserving Black stories.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program.

This program will be posted to the Connecticut State Library’s Facebook Page, after the live event