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Northwestern University Black History month 2014.


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    hMLK CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FEATURING DR. WARREN WASHINGTON7:00pm / Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.Join us as we hear from Dr. Warren Washington, the second African-American to earn a doctorate in the atmospheric sciences, and an internationally recognized scholar. Dr. Washington is a role model, mentor, and inspiration for gen-erations of young researchers from diverse backgrounds. For more infor-mation, including a full list of events celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit

    DINNER DIALOGUES6:00pm-7:00pm / Alison Dining Hall, PARC room (1820 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by Campus Inclusion & Com-munity and Residential College BoardFree & open to all students! The monthly Dinner Dialogues Program engages students in a peer-moder-ated conversation around a specific topic with other students that they may not have met otherwise. This months program will continue the Universitys celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Meal vouchers will be provided for students who do not have meal plans. Be sure to join us!





    UCS COMPANY INFORMATION SESSIONSJanuary through March Sponsored by University Career ServicesUCS Company Information Sessions are your opportunity to connect with the worlds best companies. This quarter, well be hosting IBM, Booz & Company, LinkedIn, AllState Insur-ance Company, and more! For more information on the sessions, search for jobs/internships, or to make an appointment with your career advi-sor,log on to CareerCat at

    HUBDittmar Gallery, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by Dittmar GalleryDont miss Amanda Burnhams site-specific room-size installation, calling attention to the ever-changing composition of American cityscapes and their simultaneously beautiful and discordant attributes. Her mas-sive three-dimensional drawings will change how you see both Evanston and the Northwestern campus.

    JABULANI: THE AFRICAN CULTURE SHOW 6:00pm / Louis Room, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive) Sponsored by the African Students AssociationJabulani is a celebration of African culture from across the continent. The culture show will feature dancing, food, fashion, stories, and interactive experiences for the Northwestern and Greater Chicago communities to engage in.

  • FIRESIDE CHAT: FEATURING DR. LESLEY-ANN BROWN6:00pm / Slivka 2nd Floor Recreation Lounge (2322 Campus Drive)Sponsored by GLASS Residence Life StaffJoin us for this discussion about diversity and inclusion at Northwestern. Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown, Director for the office of Campus Inclusion and Community, will talk about what actions students can take to be a positive influence on others around them.

    HARAMBEE6:00pm / Louis Room, Norris University Center (1999 Campus Drive)Sponsored by African American Student Affairs and For Members Only: NUs Black Student Alliance Harambee is the official kick-off event of Black History Month. It features free food, song, dance, and a reflection on African, Caribbean, and African-American culture. Recipients of the Gardner/Exum Scholarship will also be announced. Join us for this long-standing NU tradition!

    MLK KEYNOTE SPEAKER MYRLIE EVERS-WILLIAMS6:00pm / Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Drive) Sponsored by Office of the Provost and the MLK Planning CommitteeJoin us for the Universitys official observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with a keynote address delivered by civil rights activist, author, and former chairperson of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams. She is also the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and the first laywoman to give an invoca-tion at a presidential inauguration. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, including a full list of events celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit

    WRITING SECRECY IN CARIBBEAN FREEMASONRY12:00pm-2:00pm / Kresge Hall, Room 2-425 (1880 Campus Drive)Sponsored by the Afro Latin@ Working Group, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, the Latina and Latino Studies Program, the Center for African American History, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Program of American StudiesThis book talk by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo-Martnez, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will analyze Masonic, literary, and politi-cal writings of Spanish Caribbean intellectuals who lived in the decades of anti-colonial struggle in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (1860-1898). Come learn how in the Caribbean, Masonic notions of liberal freedom coincided with the legacies of empire and colonial slavery.









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  • THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI: FILM SCREENING & TALKBACK6:30pm / The Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Circle)Sponsored by Inspire Media & For Members Only: NUs Black Student AllianceInspire Media is teaming up with FMO to screen this unconventional sports documentary exploring Alis life outside the ring. It focuses on his humani-tarian work, refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, and joining the National Islam. There will be a talkback with one of the directors immediately follow-ing the film.

    THE RACIAL POLITICS OF VOCAL HARMONIES IN 20 FEET FROM STARDOM 7:00pm / Kresge Hall, Room 4310 (1880 Campus Drive)Sponsored by the Latina and Latino Studies ProgramWhat can the work of backup singers tell us about racial and gender dynamics of the U.S.? Join Northwestern LLSP faculty member Dr. Lorena Alvarado for a critical reading of the 2013 documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, which features interviews with and the histories of these cultural workers. Learn how these performers are not just supplement to acts like The Rolling Stones, but represent a manifestation of the racial and gender politics within stardoms political economy.

    DRAMATIC READING OF POEMS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH7:00pm / The Noyes Cultural Arts Center (927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL. 60201)Sponsored by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Next Theatre CompanyGet engaged with the Evanston community through this dramatic read-ing of poems by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Arna Bontemps, Nikki Givoanni, W.E.B. DuBoise, Alice Walker and more. Come be inspired and entertained! Call Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at 847-448-8254 or Next Theatre Company at 847-475-1875 for more information. Admission to this event is free and the age level is 10 years and up.

    3 CRITICAL BLACK HISTORY TALKS ON RACISM: PART ONE6:45pm / University Hall, Room 122 (1897 Sheridan Rd.)Sponsored by the Center for African American HistoryJoin CAAH for 3 talks by NU Associate professor Barnor Hesse, looking at how racism has been defined, disseminated, distorted, and disavowed by the West. And how historically, colonial practices of race governance became socially normalized despite the hegemonic liberal idea of racism as ideology and pathology. In part one, Dr. Hesse will address the questions: Did the West turn against racism during the 20th century? If so, why?









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    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: ITS REL-EVANCE TO YOU6:00pm / Elder 1st Floor Lounge (2400 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Kemper & Elder Residence Life StaffIs Black History Month still relevant? Why should it matter for people who dont identify as Black? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Aldon Morris, Northwesterns Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and affiliated faculty member in the department of African-American Studies, who will address these questions and more.

    CHANGING YOUR MINDSET8:00pm / Conference Room, The Black House (1914 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by African American Student AffairsAASA presents Dr. Adia Gooden of The Family Institute, who will present ideas based on the Carol Dwecks book Mindset: The New Psychol-ogy of Success. This exciting and engaging program will show stu-dents how to move from a fixed mindset, focusing on their limitations, to a growth mindset focusing on personal development. Food will be provided. Dont miss it!

    I DONT KNOW IF IM A FEMINIST, BUT DISCUSSION SERIES12:00pm / Womens Center (2000 Sheridan Road)Sponsored by the Womens Center

    but, I believe in equal work for equal pay. but, I want my voice to be heard. Whether youre a feminist or not, join us for a monthly brown bag lunch discussion of hot topics that pertain to women.A short article or video clips will be provided. Bring your lunch and your viewpoints!









    50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION7:00pm / Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road) Sponsored by Northwestern University Chaplain, Alice Millar Chapel Choir & Northwestern University Symphony OrchestraCelebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alice Millar Chapel with this memo-rable concert featuring the glorious strains of Louis Viernes Marche Triomphale, Joseph Schwantners stirring composition New Morning for the World, based on texts of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the world pre-miere of Schwantners Chapel Music: Five Diverse Songs for Chorus and Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.

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    BLE PRESENTS: BLACK HISTORY MONTH6:00pm / Bobb-McCullouch 1st Floor Lounge (2305 Sher