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Celebrating Black History Month

Furman University and the Center for Inclusive Communities (CIC) announce a slate of talks, films, music and other events in celebration of Black History Month. All events are free and open to the public. Many events are part of Furman’s Cultural Life Program (CLP) and are so noted.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018

Thursday, Feb. 1, Black History Month Kick-off
11 a.m., James B. Duke Library
Hosted by Furman NAACP, Student League for Black Culture (SLBC) and Student Diversity Council (SDC)

Thursday, Feb. 1, CLP: “An Evening with the Upstate Poets,” poetry slam
6 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by SLBC and NAACP

Tuesday, Feb. 6, “Speaking Down Barriers Dialogue: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion,” with Furman alumna Marlanda Dekine, Executive Director of Speaking Down Barriers
6 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Hosted by NAACP

Wednesday, Feb. 7, CLP: Paris is Burning documentary screening with Q&A
6 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by SLBC

Thursday, Feb. 8, CLP: “Sacred African American Music,” with Rev. Lisa Allen-McLaurin
4 p.m., McEachern Lecture Hall, Furman Hall
Hosted by African American & African Diaspora Studies

Thursday, Feb. 15, CLP: “An Evening with Furman Alum Lena Pringle: Media and Protests”
7 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by NAACP

Monday, Feb. 19, CLP: “The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X,” lecture and Q&A with Roger Sneed, Furman Associate Professor of Religion
6:30 p.m., Johns Hall 101
Hosted by SDC

Tuesday, Feb. 20, “Blackballed: A Discussion with Lawrence Ross.” Writer, author and lecturer speaks about the black and white politics of race on America’s campuses.
7 p.m., McAlister Auditorium
Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life and (CIC)

Wednesday, Feb. 21, CLP: “White Allyship with Sam Whiteout,” social media influencer
7 p.m., Daniel Recital Hall
Hosted by NAACP and CIC

Thursday, Feb. 22, CLP: “Becoming White: White Education and the Erasure of Black Suffering,” lecture and Q&A featuring Shannon Sullivan, Chair and Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
7 p.m., Bryan Garden Room, Daniel Memorial Chapel
Sponsored by Furman Office of the Chaplains

Monday, Feb. 26, “Bitter Medicine, Sweet Poisons: Black Masculinity and the Media,” lecture with Anthony Greene, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, College of Charleston
6:30 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by SDC

Tuesday, Feb. 27, “#BlackGirlMagic and Social Justice Movements,” lecture with Cassandra Jones, Director of African American Studies, USC Upstate
6:30 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by SDC

Wednesday, Feb. 28, Coffee Underground Open Mic Night
7:30 p.m., 1 East Coffee St., downtown Greenville
Hosted by SDC

For more information, contact Deborah Allen at 864-294-2076, deborah.allen@furman.edu. For more information about “Becoming White,” set for Feb. 22, contact Susan Bennett in the Office of the Chaplains, 864-294-2133, susan.bennett@furman.edu. Or contact the News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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