2014 Black History Month Celebration Presents:
Calendar of Events
Monday, February 3
Black History Month Kickoff with special guests Cornel West and Robert George '77
Join the BCC Community by networking and mingling with faculty, staff, and students. Celebrate with great conversation, a delicious lunch and good tunes.
Details: 12:00-1:30pm, Black Cultural Center
Friday, February 7
Research Talk and Luncheon with Elizabeth Derickson
“Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing & Social Mobility in an American Suburb". Lunch will be provided.
Details: 12:00-1:30pm (talk starts at 12:30), Black Cultural Center
Tuesday, February 11
“In Transience”: An Artist Talk with Alexander Anderson ’13
Lunch will be provided.
Details: 12:30-1:30pm, Black Cultural Center
Fulbright Presentation with Alexander Anderson’13
Details: 4:30pm, Black Cultural Center
Wednesday, February 12
Black History Month Keynote Speaker
Please join us for the annual Black History Month Keynote lecture given by Dr. Deborah Thomas, anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania. The title of her lecture is, "The Time of the Archive: Visual Anthropology and State Violence in Jamaica." She will make connections to state sponsored violence in the United States.
Session will include time for question and answers. Light refreshments will be served.
Details: 4:30-5:45pm, Science Center 101
Yale Black Solidarity Conference
"Rooted: The Odyssey of Black Art" will explore the diversity of art mediums in their presentation of black culture and in their propagation and/or prevention of racism and stereotyping of the black community.
Details: click here for more information: http://www.yale.edu/bsc/
Tuesday, February 18
Kathryn Morgan Festival Presents:
"The African-American Cowboy" with Ron Tarver
This year’s Annual Kathryn Morgan Festival, named in honor of a groundbreaking folklorist and historian who taught at Swarthmore for more than 20 years, features award-winning photographer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art Ron Tarver.
Details: 4:30pm, Scheuer Room
Wednesday, February 19
Paces Takeover- Welcome to Black
Details: 10:00 -11:30pm, Paces
Saturday, February 22
Black Love Formal
Join Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges at the annual Black love Formal banquet: A night of mingling, dinner, and dancing.
Details: 7:00pm -10pm, Haverford College
Sunday, February 23
Gospel Choir Concert: Make a Joyful Noise
Come have your spirits lifted at the gospel choir concert! Enjoy songs, dancing and fun.
Details: 4pm, Friends Meeting House
Friday, February 28
Got Talent? Whether you sing, dance, write poetry, tell jokes, or have something unique to share, we want YOU! Join us for a fun-filled evening showcasing your talent. Refreshments will be served.
Details: 7:00pm -10pm, Black Cultural Center
Black Cultural Center (BCC), Black Studies Program, Deans Office, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fellowships and Prizes, Institute for the Liberal Arts, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development, Office of the President, Provost’s Office, Swarthmore College Gospel Choir, Student Budget Committee (SBC), Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), Swarthmore African Student Association (SASA), Swarthmore African-American Student Society (SASS)