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February

Black History Month Events

Open Mic Night
Event hosted by MSC
Thursday, February 11 at 6 PM
Henry Student Center Ballroom
Daniel B Summerhill is a nationally recognized, award-winning poet and author from Oakland, California.
 
Race - Movie
Event hosted by Office of Diversity Initiatives
Tuesday, February 16 Time: TBA
Movies 14
Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off  against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
RSVP for Movie Ticket with Erica Acosta: erica.acosta@wilkes.edu  
 
 
Eyes on the Prize Marathon
Hosted by E.S. Farley Library
Thursday, February 18th 2016
Time: 9 am - 5:00 pm
Room: Eleanor Farley Room 1st Floor
A PBS documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  Come and go at your convenience.
 
"I Am Almost Dead: The Worth of Black Lives from Africa to the Americas."
Event Hosted by Division of Global History & Languages
Presented by Michael Dickinson
Tuesday, February 23 4PM
Henry Student Center Ballroom
The talk follows the harrowing experiences of enslaved Africans through the processes of
capture, forced migration, and sale. In discussing the historic degradation of black bodies in the era of slavery, the presentation also contemplates the value ascribed to black lives in the present.
 
For more information,  please contact Erica Acosta:erica.acosta@wilkes.edu

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