Today is February 1st! February is Black History Month in the United States. This month provides the opportunity to celebrate the past and the present and to recognize achievements as they relate to our society today. It is a time for us all to reflect on issues pertaining to social justice, multiculturalism, and equality.
Want to start off the month with an inspiring visual display? The Institute for Research on Women and Gender is currently sponsoring an exhibition of 50 photos in Lane Hall, located on 204 South State Street just past Sava’s restaurant. The title of the exhibition is “Claiming Citizenship: African Americans in New Deal Photography”. This exhibition is open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, and will be open until February 22nd.
The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Trotter Multicultural Center (MESA & Trotter) recently put together a student committee in charge of planning and coordinating the Black History Month calendar, so be sure to check out their activities: http://mesa.umich.edu/
There will be many Black History focused events throughout the month on campus, so we urge you to check out the UM Events page for details in regards to films, galleries, speakers, and activities put on by student organizations throughout the month: www.events.umich.edu
Keeping you informed,