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Black History Month

Black History Month 2022 is Here!

Authenticity: Empowerment of Identities Through the Diaspora

Check out some of our featured programs below. 

The Black Terps Matter Experience:  Current Student Issues ft. PSA - Preventing Sexual Assault

Date(s): Feb 1,  2022

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: MICA’s Cozy Corner (Stamp B0203)

 

Black History Month Kick-Off

Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month with entertainment, trivia, and  a Keynote Speaker. To go refreshments will be served. Must RSVP to  nyumburu@gmail.com

Date(s): Feb 1, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm - 7pm

Location: Nyumburu Cultural Center and Instagram

 

The Blacklight Summit

Returning for a second year, The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit aims to activate the unimagined possibilities in dance– a convening that re-envisions dance as a conduit to galvanize resilience and inventiveness. The 2022 summit explores three fundamental inquiries: “What/Who are we Becoming,” “How do we return to one another?” and “Progress does not equal healing, but it can.” Throughout the 2021-22 season, the BlackLight Summit will also continue community connectivity by facilitating a series of mentoring and professional development opportunities, conversations and performances.

Date(s): Feb 3, 2022- Feb 5, 2022

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Register/More Information: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2022/blacklight-summit-2022

 

Far From the Norm: BLKDOG 

Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is choreographer Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip hop dance and free form antics, the Olivier Award-winning production explores the inner battlefield of an aging artist trying to retain his youth. With music from long standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest and performed by Botis’ powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.

 

Date(s): Feb 3, 2022 CANCELLED due to COVID complications. May be rescheduled at a later date.

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

 

Black Monologues

An open-mic event for students who want to share spoken word pieces or visual art around the theme of Authenticity: Empowerment of Identities Through the Diaspora. All creators, visual artists, singers, dancers,  and poets are welcome!

Date(s): Feb 4, 2022

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: Hoff Theatre

 

Black History at UMD: A Pop-up Gallery Exhibition

A showcase of archived artifacts capturing monumental moments of Black history taken place here on UMD’s campus.

Date(s): Feb 4, 2022

Location: STAMP Gallery

 

Moonlight

Join us for a showing of the Oscar award-winning film Moonlight.

Date(s): Feb 4, 2022

Time: 10:30pm - 1am

Location: Hoff Theatre

 

The Black Terps Matter Experience: Black Student-Athletes Speaking Up ft. UMD Athletics

Date(s): Feb 8, 2022

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: MICA’s Cozy Corner (Stamp B0203)

 

The Black Terps Matter Experience: The History of Black Student Activism ft. Invest Humane

Date(s): Feb 15, 2022

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: MICA’s Cozy Corner (Stamp B0203)

 

 

Juke Joint

Open mic event for students to showcase their talent in spoken word, dance, rapping, stepping and more.

Date(s): Feb 17, 2022

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: Nyumburu Cultural Center and Instagram 

 

Third Annual Black History Month Read-a-Thon  

The University Libraries annual Read-a-Thon centers inspiring Black leaders, innovators, authors, entertainers, scientists, and scholars.

Date(s): Feb 17, 2022

Time: 11am - 2pm

Location: Virtual via YouTube

Sponsored by: University Libraries

 

The Black Terps Matter Experience: The Future of Black Student Activism ft. CEP DC

Date(s): Feb 22, 2022

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: MICA’s Cozy Corner (Stamp B0203)

 

Black History Month Closing Ceremony

Celebrate and reflect the month-long observance of the African Diaspora, featuring students speakers, trivia and  entertainment.  To go refreshments will be served.

Date(s): Feb 28, 2022

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Nyumburu Cultural Center

 

 

 

 

 

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