2015 Black History Month Celebration Presents:

Stand UP! Speak OUT!
Black Student Activism in the 1960’s

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 4

Black History Month Kickoff Luncheon: Student, Faculty, and Staff Meet and Greet
Join the BCC Community by networking and mingling with faculty, staff, and students. Celebrate with great conversation, a delicious lunch and good tunes.
Details: 12:30-2pm, Black Cultural Center (BCC)

January 22 - February 26

Kevin Snipes: Uncontained
Exhibition of approximately 16 recent ceramic works. Using traditional pottery surface techniques such as mishima and sgraffito, both of which involve carving away part of the surface of the porcelain clay body, Snipes suggests multi-layered narratives. His animated drawings, implied narratives, humorous juxtapositions, and complex surfaces explore the concepts of identity and otherness.
Details: List Gallery

Wednesday, February 4

Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Film by Thomas Allen Harris. Screening followed by panel discussion.
Panelists: Deborah Willis, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Ron Tarver, Swarthmore College
Details: 4:30pm, Kohlberg Hall - Scheuer Room

Thursday, February 5

"1969: The Revolutionary Spring of Black Students" featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at SUNY Albany
From 1965 to 1972, Black students and their allies waged the most transformative antiracist social movement in the history of U.S. education.  The spring of 1969 was undoubtedly the climax semester of this social movement.  From Swarthmore to Cornell, from Duke to Wisconsin, from UCLA to UC Berkeley, Black students and their allies revolutionized the course of higher education for decades to come.
Details: 4:30pm, Kohlberg Hall - Scheuer Room 

Tuesday, February 10

Student Panel - Black Liberation 1969
Students will present their research on Swarthmore's Black Student Movement, 1968-1972.  Reception immediately following discussion.
Details: 4:30-6pm, Kohlberg Hall - Scheuer Room

February 17 - March 15

Proof of Black Life: The Photography of Leandre Jackson
Details: McCabe Lobby

Thursday, February 19

"Black/Latin@ Identity and Solidarity in #Blacklivesmatter Organizing" featuring Rosa Alicia Clemente, Grassroots Organizer, Hip-Hop Activist, Journalist
Rosa Alicia Clemente is a Black Puerto Rican grassroots organizer, hip-hop activist, journalist, and entrepreneur. She was the vice presidential running mate of 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
Details: 7pm,  Science Center 101

Saturday, February 21

Swarthmore Black Alumni Network (SBAN) Luncheon
Come meet Swarthmore Black Alumni at the Black Cultural Center. This will be a time to have informal conversations with alumni about their Swat experience. Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP dlytle1@swarthmore.edu by Friday, February 13
Details: 1:00pm, Black Cultural Center (BCC)

Saturday, February 21

Gospel Choir Concert: Make a Joyful Noise
Come have your spirits lifted at the Gospel Choir concert! Enjoy songs,
dancing and fun. Reception immediately following concert.
Details: 4pm, Friends Meetinghouse

Thursday, February 26

"The Black Revolution on Campus: Black Students and the Transformation
of Higher Education" featuring Martha Biondi Professor of African American Studies & History at Northwestern University

Activism rocked American campuses in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Black students were at the forefront of this nationwide youth uprising, and they helped push the Black freedom struggle to embrace the radical transformation of higher education. The students faced strong resistance but they won many demands, leaving a legacy that profoundly reshaped campus life in the 1970s and beyond.
Reception immediately following talk.
Details: 4:30pm, LPAC Cinema

February 28

Black Love Formal
Join Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges at the annual Black Love Formal banquet: A night of mingling, dinner, and dancing. Contact Louis Laine '16 at llaine1@swarthmore.edu.
Details: 6pm, Upper Tarble


Black Cultural Center (BCC), Black Studies Program, Deans Office, Intercultural Center (IC), Office of the President, Student Budget Committee.

We are grateful to the many programs and departments who contributed to the funding of these events.