******* Black History Month 2017 *******

Black History: Our Restorative Justice

Calendar of Events

Monday, February 6

Short Film & Discussion: “Sugarcoated Arsenic” by Claudrena Harold

LPAC Cinema, 7PM
"Sugarcoated Arsenic" is a 16mm cinematic exploration of African-American intellectual, social, and political life at the University of Virginia during the 1970s. Conceived and written by UVA History Professor and author Claudrena Harold and directed by Harold and UVA Professor of Art, filmmaker/artist Kevin Jerome Everson. The film tells the story of African-American women and men who through their public and private gestures sought to create a beloved  university community that thrived on intellectual exchange, self-critique, and human warmth.

Monday, February 13

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: A Dinner & Discussion about Interracial Dating and Relationships

Black Cultural Center, 7PM

Please RSVP to Nina Harris at Nharris1@swarthmore.edu 

Join us for a small-group, real life conversation about interracial dating and relationships at Swarthmore and beyond. Bring your questions, experiences, and authentic selves.

Thursday, February 23

"#BlackSexualLivesMatter" - Lecture by James C. Wadley, PhD

Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room, 5PM

​The evolution and movement of Black sexual lives emerges from the increased organizational and systemic need to recognize the affective, cognitive, behavioral experiences of persons of African descent.  Given the lack of sexuality research, clinical, and pedagogical visibility of Black sexologists and the populations they serve, this timely keynote and discussion invites participants to consider some of the historical and contemporary substrates that have negated, ridiculed, and/or minimized the experiences of this special group.

Saturday, February 18

Therapeutic Abstract Art Workshop by S. Ross Browne

Black Cultural Center, 1PM

Pre-registration is required at dlytle1@swarthmore.edu

Join artist S. Ross Browne in producing art that helps to relieve stress and creates beautiful avenues of self expression. Learn advanced techniques of painting in the abstract style. This therapeutic art class will help you access your creative spirit no matter your skill level. Use this opportunity to create a visually stunning piece for your home decor, as a gift or just as an exercise of self expression. Create your own personal masterpiece on a 16"x20" canvas. All materials will be provided.

Friday, February 24

Trivia Night: "Who Wants To Be Enlightened"

Science Center 199, Cunniff Hall,  7PM

“Who Wants To Be Enlightened” is a 60-minute game show for students that will entertain and educate. The game show is a highly effective exercise in general knowledge, outside-of-the-box thinking, and introspective reasoning that occurs in an extremely familiar format.  Content is based on popular, current and past events. 

Tuesday, February 28

Black History Month Closing Luncheon

Black Cultural Center, 12PM

Join the BCC community as we celebrate the close of Black History Month 2017. Lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday, March 1

"American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference"

Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

LPAC Pearson Hall Theatre, 7PM

Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, will give a public lecture on mass incarceration, punishment, race, and justice in the U.S. 

Sponsors of Black History Month 2017 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.