Wittenberg to host numerous events to celebrate Black History Month

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Wittenberg University will host many events and activities to celebrate Black History Month, according to the college’s website.

“Throughout the month of February and thanks to the efforts of the University’s William A. McClain Center for Diversity, Wittenberg will host numerous events and activities as part of its robust Black History Month programming series,” the website stated.

The programming for Black History Month was arranged with the help of Corrine Witherspoon, the new director of the McClain Center for Diversity.

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Wittenberg’s events include:

All month long - Book Display: There will be a selection of recent books on a variety of topics related to Black History Month on display in the lobby of the Thomas Library and available for checkout.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. - McClain Brotherhood Series: Steve Stephens, Bowie State University, will speak on the topic of “Tap in With Me Bro.”

Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. - “Keeping It Professional” panel discussion: The panel will highlight the experiences of African Americans in the professional world, specifically the universities Black staff and faculty.

Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. - The Movement/Dialogues on Diversity: A show that moves people to embrace cultural differences and is a survey of the best and sometimes worst of the African-American experience. For more information, visit www.dialoguesondiversity.com .

Friday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. - Tri-University’s OMI Speaker Series Sister II Sister: The talk will feature Corrine J. (CJ) Witherspoon, director of the William A. McClain Center for Diversity, on the topic “From Harriet Tubman to Kamala Harris...The Black Women’s Journey Through Leadership.”

Monday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. - WW Series: The Social Justice Theatre.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (time to be determined) - Barbershop Talk: A Trip Down Alumni Way: The panel discussion will feature several alumni who will discuss the past, present and future of their journeys.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. - WW Series: Keynote speaker Dr. D. Akil Houston, of Ohio University, will talk about “Hip-Hop & Student Activism.”

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. - Movie Night: The movie, hosted by Shades of Pearl, is to be determined.

Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. - CBS for the Culture: Black Hair Trivia: Black Hair trivia and history.

Friday, Feb. 19 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Mindfulness Minute: A talk about the Headspace app.

Monday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. - WW Series: Keynote speaker Odell Bizzell, leadership & diversity skills expert, will talk on “What Would Dr. King & Malcolm X Teach in 2021?”

Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Paris is Burning Watch Party & Discussion: The discussion will be hosted by Chandler Mueller, area coordinator, Wittenberg University Residence Life.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Tri-University’s Athletics, Academics & Advancement: The talk will feature speaker, Dr. Kelvin King, of Lawson State Community College.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Paris is Burning Watch Party & Discussion: The discussion will be hosted by Chandler Mueller, area coordinator, Wittenberg University Residence Life.

Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - “Black Lives Matter – A Global Movement”: Presented by Wittenberg’s American International Association (AIA). For link information, contact Satta F. Sheriff at sheriffs@wittenberg.edu.

Friday, Feb. 26 - Black History Quiz Night: This will be held in room 105 of the Joseph C. Shoulvin Center.

Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (location to be determined) - Minds like Mine: A Mental Health Seminar: The guest speaker will be Ebone’ Ross of the Clinical Mental Health Graduate Student - Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.

Saturday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. - CBS: DA BLOCK Party: A campus-wide event with Student Involvement on Alumni Way.

A majority of these events will be held via Zoom. For more information and the event links, visit Wittenberg.edu.

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