February at the University of Michigan is a great time to celebrate diversity and to learn more about Black History Month. This is an important time for us to reflect on issues of equality, multicultrism, and social justice. Events will be happening around campus all month long, so take some time to check out what’s in store.
A few academic departments will have recurring art exhibits around campus that showcase black history in the United States. The featured Gifts of Art exhibit in the U-M Health System, for example, is Jon Onye Lockard’s “Stories of Strength: Painting African American History”.
Hatcher is also presenting an exhibition throughout February called “Michigan’s Story: A History of Race at U-M.” This exhibition will be showcasing stories of diversity among students and faculty throughout the history of our university.
Additionally, the LSA Comprehensive Studies Program is featuring an event called “Black Feminist Thought Social Justice Program: Coping and Empowerment Strategies for Today’s Climate”, which explores the intersection of race and gender in the context of society today. This event will take place on February 25 in the Wedge Room of West Quad.
Also, check out the Black History Month Calendar on the MESA website. This calendar lists all events taking place throughout the month. It is a great resource for finding events that will be taking place all over campus! You can also check UM Events for other events taking place throughout the month.
Keeping you informed,