Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Black History Month 2020: The BlackPrint

 

Concert in Close Quarters with Leyla McCalla

Wednesday, Jan. 29 // 7:00 pm // Cambridge Community Center

Leyla McCalla’s Creole, Cajun and Haitian roots serve as inspiration for her succinctly elegant and politically powered folk music. During this concert, she will perform and talk about her career trajectory as a folk musician and her connections between music and social activism.

Sponsored by: Visiting Artist Series & Campus and Community Engagement + College Park Scholars

 

Leyla McCalla Quartet

Friday, January 31 // 8:00 pm // MilkBoy ArtHouse

Cellist Leyla McCalla's succinctly elegant folk music is her way of processing the nation’s current political environment, where many of the issues are financial, but they’re rarely simply financial. The former Carolina Chocolate Drops member deepens her examination of Creole identities in her sound by bringing together her voice and her cello with fiddle, clarinet, piano and electric guitar. At the forefront of her work is her Haitian identity, singing many of her tunes in Creole, which she classifies as a language of resistance, especially as she explores its connections to New Orleans.

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Programs

 

Black History + Landmark Tours

Every week in February // Times vary by date

Explore the history of Black people at UMD and their contributions to the campus community. Tours meet at the steps of the Rossborough Inn at varied times. Tour by Dr. Kim Nickerson. Please direct all questions and concerns to Kimberly Johnson - kjohns16@umd.edu or 301-405-1094. See times and RSVP at go.umd.edu/bhmtours2020

Sponsored by: Dr. Kim Nickerson, BSOS, + MICA

 

The Black Student Ministries’ iWorship Chapel Service

Sunday, Feb. 2 // 10:30 am // Memorial Chapel

iWorship service, praise, worship, and communion. Lunch provided.

Sponsored by: Black Student Ministries + Kappa Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

Black Quest/Super Bowl Watch Party

Sunday, Feb. 2 // 6:00 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Watch the Super Bowl and play Black Quest Trivia. Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by: Nyumburu Cultural Center

 

McKeldin Takeover

Monday, Feb. 3 // Noon // McKeldin Mall

A Black History Month Kickoff event! Show up dressed in all black at Mckeldin to help get Black History Month off to a great start. We want as many people to show up in Black to showcase how important BHM is to the Black community on campus. We'll also be taking a ton of pictures, so bring your friends and wear your best!

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Black History Month Kick-Off

Monday, Feb. 3 // 5:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Celebrate the start of Black History Month 2020 with entertainment, trivia, dinner, and words from our guest speak Dr. Mia Smith Bynum.

Sponsored by: Nyumburu Cultural Center

 

Discarding Hate: A Conversation with Derek Black and Rebecca Shankman

Tuesday, Feb. 4 // 12:30 pm // Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp

UMD undergraduate student, Rebecca Shankman, will have a conversation with Derek Black who was raised in the leading family of the white nationalist movement. After condemning his family’s ideology, Mr. Black has spoken out over the past several years against the reality of white supremacist political activism.

Sponsored by: Critical Race Initiative + Bahai Chair for World Peace

 

Student Chat with Ijeoma Oluo

Tuesday, Feb. 4 // 2:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in racial justice and/or mixed-race identity are invited to meet with Ijeoma Oluo, author of 2018’s So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo will meet with a limited number of UMD students before her appearance for “On Being Mixed Race” with her brother Ahamefule Oluo. Limited seating. RSVP at go.umd.edu/iJh.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Clarice, The Graduate School, + Voices for Social Change

 

SEE + MICA Present: Do the Right Thing

Tuesday, Feb. 4 // 8:00 pm // Hoff Theatre

Take a blast to the past and join MICA & SEE for a screening of Spike Lee’s Academy Award-nominated Do the Right Thing.

Sponsored by: SEE + MICA

 

ACTnow: Ahamefule Oluo

Tuesday, Feb. 4 // 5:30 pm // Atrium, Stamp

Dive into the difficult waters of race, politics, and art with Ahamefule J. Oluo and Ijeoma Oluo as they tell the story of their origin as Black identifying, multi-racial siblings raised in Seattle by a white single mother.

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Programs, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, UMD Graduate School, + Voices of Social Change

 

WMST Social Justice Hangout:  Racial Social Justice & the Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, Feb. 5 // Noon // 2101R Woods Hall

Discuss Tubman’s legacy and know the kinds of activist tools and strategies she used that are deployed, adapted, and reimagined for racial social justice today. Social Justice Hangouts are on the first Wednesday of each month.

Sponsored by: Women's Studies Department

 

“Susan” by Ahamefule J. Oluo

Friday, Feb. 7 // 8:00 pm // Dance Theatre at The Clarice

Oluo returns with a memoir telling the story of how his Midwestern mother was left to raise two bi-racial babies after the sudden departure of her husband. An encore performance will be held on Friday, February 8.

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Programs

 

BHM Table Talks: Black + Religious

Friday, Feb. 7 // 11:00 am // Margaret Brent Room, Stamp

Discuss religion and spirituality for Black people outside of the Christian perspective, with focus on Black people who are Muslim, Jewish, etc.

Sponsored by: MICA

 

Black Games Night

Monday, Feb. 10 // 5:00 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Seems like you’re the only person who doesn’t know how to play spades? Come out to the BSU Black Games Night. We will highlight and teach games that are prominent in the Black community.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Black Men Stand Up

Monday, Feb. 10 // 7:00 pm // Math B0421

This event is designed to assist with the education of the way that a Black man should live in America. This event serves as an open discussion to promote the development and growth of the male Black youth in the community.

Sponsored by: Theta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Black Women’s Advocacy, Activism, and Mobilization Across the Diaspora: Part I

Tuesday, Feb. 11 // 5:00 pm // Room 2208, Edward St. John

A conversation with Black advocates and activists to learn more about their narratives and about work done across the Americas to confront and dismantle systematic oppression.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion + MICA

 

Social Justice Lunch Series: Envision Yourself

Wednesday, Feb. 12 // Noon // Graduate Student Lounge, Stamp

Create your own vision board depicting visions you have for yourself and your community. We'll give you the materials, you give the creativity! Facilitated discussion to follow. Free lunch provided to participants while supplies last (funded by OGDI and Pepsi).

Sponsored by: Graduate Student Life, Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI), + Black Graduate Student Union (BGSU)

 

NAACP Founders Day Vision Boards

Wednesday, Feb. 12 // 5:00 pm // Follow @NAACPUMCP for updates

Students will be provided supplies to construct a vision board of their personal and social justice goals they would like to see achieved on campus.

Sponsored by: NAACP, UMD Chapter

 

SEE + MICA Present: Waves

Wednesday, Feb. 12 // 8:00 pm // Hoff Theatre, Stamp

Watch the journey of a suburban family led by a well-intentioned but domineering father as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. An encore showing will be held Thursday, February 13.

Sponsored by: SEE + MICA

 

Black History Month Social/Showcase

Thursday, Feb. 13 // 6:30 pm // Undergraduate Student Lounge, Van Munching

Smith celebrates Black History Month with our community happy hour! Come to relax and enjoy performances of song, poetry, dance and more as we celebrate the diversity of the Black/African American community at Smith. Join the waitlist at go.umd.edu/SmithBlackHistoryWL.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity Initiatives, Robert H. Smith School of Business

 

Student Faculty Discussion

Monday, Feb. 17 // 5:00 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Black students and faculty will unite to discuss the racial climate on campus, succeeding in White-dominated fields, and more.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Black Women’s Advocacy, Activism, and Mobilization Across the Diaspora: Part II

Tuesday, Feb. 18 // 5:00 pm // Room 2208, Edward St. John

A conversation with Black advocates and activists to learn more about their narratives and about work done across the Americas to confront and dismantle systematic oppression.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity & Inclusion + MICA

 

Nyumburu Talent Showcase

Wednesday, Feb. 19 // 5:30 pm // North Diner

A night of the Arts! Performances by the Nyumburu Jazz Club, spoken word, dance, and more.

Sponsored by: Nyumburu Cultural Center + the Diner

 

Film Screening + Discussion: Harriet (2019)

Wednesday, Feb. 19 // 6:00 pm // 0104 Woods Hall

Join us for a catered dinner and screening of Kasi Lemmons’ 2019 film Harriet. From her escape from slavery in 1849 Maryland through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of other enslaved Americans through the Underground Railroad, Harriet tells the real-life story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Following the film, we will hold a discussion to think consider Lemmons’ adaptation of Tubman’s life as well as the effect of her legacy on Black feminism and racial justice today. The dinner and screening are free and open to all.

Sponsored by: Women's Studies Department

 

Famn d'Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet

Wednesday, Feb. 19 // 9:00 pm // MilkBoy ArtHouse

“Fanm d’Ayiti” (Women of Haiti) is a mighty reappraisal of the overlooked women who helped shape the sounds and cultural backbone of Haiti through the fusion Spektral Quartet’s sound, recordings of Nathalie Joachim’s grandmother, and Haitian choirs.

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Programs

 

Juke Joint

Thursday, Feb. 20 // 7:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

An open mic night with spoken word, singing, dancing, and Greek strolling.

Sponsored by: Nyumburu Cultural Center

 

MBSA Brunch Discussions: Interracial Relationships

Friday, Feb. 21 // Noon // Atrium, Stamp

This brunch brings together students of different cultural backgrounds to discuss the struggles that stem from interracial relationships. This is a safe space to openly discussion their struggles and build a supportive community.

Sponsored by: Multiracial Biracial Student Association + MICA

 

Black History Cultural Show  

Friday, Feb. 21 // 7:30 pm // Hoff Theatre, Stamp

Come support your favorite performing teams at the Black History Cultural Show! Watch performances designed to take the audience through the past and current expressions of Black performance.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Black Excellence Panel

Monday, Feb. 24 // 5:00 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Successful Black people from all around the DMV will be coming to answer your questions on internships, life post-graduation, and job searching.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Pay it Foward Panel 

Monday, Feb. 24 // 6:00 pm // Charles Carroll Room, Stamp

Faculty members and postdocs will speak about life after earning a Master’s degree or Ph.D.

Sponsored by: Black Graduate Student Union

 

Black Cooking Competition

Monday, Feb. 24 // 7:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Food is arguably one of the best parts of Black culture – taste the best Black foods at UMD from your fellow students! Register on Eventbrite to attend.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

 

Film Screening + Discussion: Hidden Figures

Tuesday, Feb. 25 // 6:00 pm // Hoff Theatre, Stamp

A panel of Black Women Professors and students will set the stage for the screening of Hidden Figures. The panel will not only highlight Black women's achievements in STEM fields but also talk about the persistent challenges facing Black scholars in STEM academia.

Sponsored by: Stamp Engagement Suite, Women in Engineering, + Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering

 

Read-A-Thon: Poetry + Speeches from Influential African Americans

Tuesday, Feb. 25 // 11:00 am // Portico Room 2109, McKeldin Library

Join us for a read-a-thon and get inspired by famous African Americans! Bring your favorite quote, poem, speech and share it with others (books and quotes will be on display). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by: UMD Libraries’ IDEA Committee

 

Webinar Screening: From Woodson to Wakanda: Emancipatory Pedagogy & The Miseducation of the Negro in American Higher Education Today

Wednesday, Feb. 26 // 4:00 pm // Calvert Room 2100, Stamp

In this interactive session, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn will draw bright lines of connection between Woodson’s book and Coogler’s film to advance the need for “Emancipatory Pedagogy (EP),” a form of teaching/advising that empowers the disempowered, documents the undocumented, and liberates the learner to the place of possibility.

Sponsored by: MICA

 

WOC Artists Panel

Wednesday, Feb. 26 // 5:30 pm // Room 2208, Edward St. John

A panel of local Women of Color Artists to discuss their expertise and experiences on creating social change through the arts.

Sponsored by: MICA

 

For Terps By Terps: Fireside Chat with Black Entrepreneurs 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 // 6:00 pm // Room 2333, Van Munching Hall (Business School) 

Join us for a fireside chat with dynamic Terps who will share their experiences as young, Black entrepreneurs! This chat will be followed by breakout sessions covering key business basics of business to offer you creative insights and a toolkit to help you navigate the highs and lows of starting a business. Come ready to hear inspirational stories from your fellow Terps!  RSVP at go.umd.edu/blackfounderschat

Sponsored by: The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, the Office of Undergraduate Programs, Office of Diversity Initiatives at Smith, + the Student Success Leadership Council 

 

Social Justice Lunch Series: Letter to my Heroes

Thursday, Feb. 27 // Noon // Graduate Student Lounge, Stamp

Write a letter to your African American heroes of the past and present. Facilitated discussion to follow. Free lunch provided while supplies last.

Sponsored by: Graduate Student Life, Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, + Black Graduate Student Union

 

Black History Month Closing Ceremony

Thursday, Feb. 27 // 5:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Celebrate and reflect on the month-long observance of the African Diaspora featuring student speakers, entertainment, and dinner.

Sponsored by: Nyumburu Cultural Center, African Students Association, Black Student Union, Caribbean Students Association, + NAACP, UMD Chapter

 

SEE Presents: The World is Yours with Demetrius Harmon

Thursday, Feb. 27 // 7:00 pm // Grand Ballroom, Stamp

With this lecture, Demetrius Harmon shares his upbringing, life lessons learned, and hardships endured to show that achieving what you want isn't impossible but it comes with unexpected storms that you must weather. Demetrius reminds us that all scars aren’t seen, and we should give the same support we want to receive.

Sponsored by: SEE

 

Charity Fashion Show Event

Saturday, Feb. 29 // 7:00 pm // Hoff Theatre, Stamp

The show aims at highlighting different types of beauty in the Black community during Black History Month. The money garnered from this event will go towards creating a scholarship for Central High School, a predominantly black high school in Prince George’s County.

Sponsored by: Black Student Union, the Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc + the Dean's Student Advisory Council