Black History Month 2016

mlk candlelight vigil keynote speaker

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE

Jan 18th | 8:30a–1:00p | Various Locations
Sponsored by: The office of Leadership and Community Engagement
Northwestern students will engage in a variety of service projects throughout the Evanston and Chicago area. During lunch, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience.
Visit northwestern.edu/lead-engage to register.

EVA JEFFERSON DAY

Jan 18th | 8:45a–3:00p | Evanston Campus
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students will come to Northwestern to enjoy a full day of arts, crafts, and discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CAMPUS OBSERVANCE: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FEATURING NICHOLAS PEARCE

Jan 18th | 7:00p | Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road)
Sponsored by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Mu Chapter
Join us as we hear from Dr. Nicholas Pearce, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. There will be musical performances by Northwestern student groups and a reception to follow. Sign language interpreted event.

NORTHWESTERN EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

REGISTRATION: JAN. 20TH – FEB. 7TH, 2016

Various locations in the U.S. and internationally
Sponsored by: Northwestern Alumni Association and Northwestern Career Advancement
The Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT) is a one-day shadowing program that offers students the opportunity to accompany alumni on the job in order to learn more about different professional fields. The exact externship date will be mutually decided by the student and alumni host between Monday, Mar. 21-Friday, April 22. For more information, visit:
alumni.northwestern.edu/next

JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER 22 YEARS

JAN. 20TH | 5:00P | HARRIS HALL 107 (1881 SHERIDAN ROAD)
Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will offer a personal account of South Africa's transition from an oppressive, racist autocracy to an inclusive democracy under the world's most progressive constitution. He will offer reflections on the most notable successes as well as the biggest failures as the nation — long divided by wealth and race and carrying heavy burdens from the past — grapples to secure its path forward under constitutionalism and the rule of law.

CAMPUS OBSERVANCE: KEYNOTE SPEAKER DIANE NASH

Jan. 25th | 6:00p | Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Drive)
Join us for this University-wide observance featuring music and performances by Northwestern student groups and a keynote address delivered by civil rights and peace activist Diane Nash. Sign language interpreted event.

HARAMBEE

Jan. 29th | 6:00p - 8:30p | Norris University Center, Louis Room
Sponsored by: For Members Only: Northwestern's Black Student Alliance (FMO) , Multicultural Student Affairs
Swahili for ‘pull together’, the term "Harambee" is most often used as a rallying cry in Kenya for people to come together in community and gather resources. While Swahili is one of thousands of languages spoken in Africa and throughout the African diaspora, here at Northwestern, we ‘pull together’ in the spirit of community, history, and approbation of African, Afro-Carribean, and African American culture. Bringing together students, staff, faculty and alumni, Harambee kicks off Black History Month and features a variety of performances, music and food for everyone to enjoy.

BLACK HOUSE COMMUNITY MEETING

Feb 3rd | 7:00p - 8:30p | The Black House, 1st Floor Conference Room
Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)
On the first Wednesday of every month, MSA hosts an open meeting for students to come together in community, discuss campus happenings, and share information about upcoming events. Food is provided, and the meetings are open to all.

MY MASCULINITY HELPS: FILM & DISCUSSION

Feb 9th | 7:00p - 9:00p | Norris University Center, Lake Room 203 (1999 Campus Drive)
Sponsored by: Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE), Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)
"My Masculinity Helps" explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. It shows African American male allies demonstrating understanding and support for survivors of sexual violence. The film serves as a counter-narrative to often inaccurate and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity. Strategies for assistance and prevention are provided. (The film running time is 30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.)

MY STORY IS UNIQUE: A LECTURE & PANEL ON THE BLACK STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE

Feb 17th | 6:00p - 8:00p | The Black House, 1st Floor Conference Room.
Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), Northwestern Athletics
The experience of Black student-athletes at Big 10 institutions is unique — these individuals are often pulled between their identity of being Black and of being a Black student- athlete. Join us with scholar Johari Shuck as we discuss Black student-athlete history, contemporary issues, and are joined by a panel of current and former Northwestern athletes. Refreshments will be served.

ART GALLERY EXHIBIT & RECEPTION: #BIKO70 LUMUMBA BLACKER THAN SPACE

Feb 19th | 4:30p - 6:30p | Dittmar Gallery (1999 Campus Drive)
Sponsored by: Dittmar Gallery
Marcellous Lovelace is a local artist from the South Side of Chicago. Using the art and soul of Africans all over the world to inspire, he uses Black space to escape the worst
possible situations. His message teaches people of color and onlookers to use their mental and visual skills to fight oppressions with truth.

JABULANI CULTURE SHOW

Feb 21st | 5:00p - 7:00p | Norris University Center, Louis Room (1999 Campus Drive)
Sponsored by: African Students Association
Join the African Students Association in the celebration of their annual culture show, Jabulani. This event showcases the cultural wealth that comes from Africa and Africans worldwide. Come celebrate and engage through music, dance, fashion, and delicious food!

HEALING SPACE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Feb 25th | 6:00p - 8:00p | Dittmar Gallery (1999 Campus Drive)
Sponsored by: Dittmar Gallery
Come to Dittmar Gallery for a break from classes, work and the stresses of Northwestern. Living and being a black student at Northwestern, let alone a black person in the world, is a difficult burden to carry. This healing space is meant to give people the chance to talk through the state of our communities, blackness in the world, and day-to-day struggles of being black at Northwestern. Come paint, color, join in healing circles, and enjoy the exhibition," #BIKO70 Lumumba Blacker Than Space." This is a black student and community affinity space. RSVP with the Dittmar Gallery or feel free to drop in on the day of the event (arts and crafts supplies are limited).

GLOBAL HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR

March 7th | 11:00a - 2:00p | Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive)
Sponsored by: IPD/Global Health Studies, Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)
Learn about volunteering, internship, and full-time opportunities at nonprofits and community-focused organizations in the Chicagoland area.

For more information on additional events being offered by NCA, please visit: northwestern.edu/careers