February is Black History Month! This is an important time for us to reflect on issues pertaining to equality, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History with prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland, created this annual celebration of achievements by people of African descent. Events will be happening around campus all month long, so take time to check out what’s in store.
The Black History Month Calendar on the MESA website is a great resource that lists several events taking place. There are film screenings, performances, workshops, and discussions.
For the 4th Annual William Monroe Trotter Lecture, Trotter Multicultural Center presents “My Life. My Story! Centering the Voices of Trans Lives.’” The topic is centered around the voices of transgendered and non binary individuals with a particular focus intersecting identities of gender and race. The speakers will be Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness, Surpassing Certainty, and King Amiyah Scott of Fox Network’s STAR as well as current and former U of M students, faculty, and staff! This event will take place at Rackham Auditorium! Visit the website linked above for ticket information and to sign up for their newsletter!
There will be many Black History focused events this month, so we urge you to check out the Happening @ Michigan events calendar!
Keeping you informed,