Black History Month 2016 Presents:


Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 3

Lecture: “Portraiture in the Age of the Selfie:  Identity, Race, and Belonging in the 21st Century”

Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room, 4:30PM- 6:00PM
Featuring Gwendolyn Dubois ShawAssociate Professor and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, this lecture focuses on portrait photography, issues of time, place, and the construction of family in the current moment.

Wednesday, February 10

Lecture: "Redefining Revolution & Nonviolence – Re-imagining Solidarity Across Race"

Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room, 7:00PM- 8:30PM

​Featuring Matt Meyer, Organizer and Author;  Editor of "We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism" (PM Press)

Friday, February 12

Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Gospel Music

Lang Performing Arts Center, Pearson Hall, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Enjoy an evening of performances featuring the Swarthmore Gospel Choir, the Northern Delaware Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshops of America Choir, Accord, and the West Philadelphia Youth and Young Adult Gospel Choir.

Wednesday, February 24

Performing Arts Celebration

Olde Club, 7:00PM-10:00PM

​Members of the Swarthmore community will perform spoken word, dance and song in recognition of the Black Experience in America.  

Thursday, February 25

Lecture: “Lifting As We Climb: Black Educators and the Constance Clayton Experience in Philadelphia"

Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Featuring Camika RoyalAssociate Professor of Urban Education, Loyola University (Maryland), this lecture will focus on the intersections of history and sociological research, that focuses on the experiences of Black educators in the Philadelphia School District.  There will be a focus on Constance Clayton, the first African American woman to hold the position of school superintendent in Philadelphia.

Friday, February 26

Black History Month Closing Luncheon

Black Cultural Center, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Come celebrate with the BCC community as they conclude Black History Month 2016. 

Sponsors of Black History Month 2016 include:

Black Cultural Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of the President, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women’s Resource Center, Swarthmore African-American Student Society, Student Budget Committee, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Black Studies Program, Intercultural Center, History Department, Educational Studies Department, Sociology and Anthropology Department

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