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Black History Month Events


Celebrate Black History Month with PRIDE Black Student Alliance. There are many events coming up, including an open house on Tuesday, February 5 at 4 p.m. in Anderson Center Room 111. The event will pay homage to Bayard Rustin and Audre Lorde as well as many of influential Black Americans that have passed away in the last year. You will also learn about the entire month of events and get a preview of what you can expect all month long. There will be food and drinks served, fellowship and fun, and a game of Black Scattegories.

Other events happening in honor of Black History Month at Hamline University:

This is My Story: Men of the Pan-African Diaspora
Thursday, February 7 at 11:20 a.m. at Giddens Learning Center 100E
Brown bag discussion. African and African American men share their thoughts and experiences on issues of identity, race, justice, and issues affecting Black men and the larger Black community.

Keynote Address - "Re-Imaging Blackness: Boldly Engaging Cultural Difference in Black Twin Cities”
Tuesday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Anderson Center Room 112  
Dr. Zensele Isoke, professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at the University of Minnesota and author of Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance will discuss demographic realities that Black people face in the Twin Cities.

Saakumu West African Drum and Dance Troupe Performance 
Thursday, February 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sundin Music Hall 
Hamline welcomes back the Saakumu Drum and Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa. Performance to include a range of spiritual, ceremonial, and contemporary African dance forms. 

A Tribute to Black Cultural Icons
Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sundin Music Hall
Experience a night of musical, poetic, and theatrical performances honoring 50 Black Americans who achieved success before the age of 50.

A Question of Color
Wednesday, February 20 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Center Room 111
Watch the documentary, A Question of Color, which addresses "color consciousness," a caste system based on how closely skin color, hair texture, and facial features conform to a European ideal.  Refreshments provided.

Black Jeopardy XV
Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Anderson Center Room 112
Faculty, staff, and students participate in a lively, competitive test of their knowledge of Black history and culture. Have fun and test your knowledge. Prizes for all, including audience members.