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Black History Month 2018

Throughout February, the Hamline community is invited to a series of Black History Month events hosted by the Hedgeman Center and PRIDE BSA. The theme for Hamline’s 2018 programming is “SAY HER NAME!” A full schedule of events is listed below.

GABRIELLE!
Black History Month Open House

Monday, February 5 in Anderson Center 111-112 at 3 p.m.
A celebration of black women’s impact in the arts for the kickoff of Black History Month 2018.

NEKIMA!
Black History Month Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, February 6 in Anderson Center 112 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Local activist, leader, professor and political candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds presents on important contributions, experiences and impacts black women have had in society and the black community through history as well as contemporary times.

ANITA!
Documentary & Discussion
Monday, February 12 in GLC room 100E at 6:30 p.m.
 A viewing and discussion about Anita!, a documentary highlighting Anita Hill’s experiences addressing sexual harassment and testifying against Clarence Thomas, then a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court. Trigger Warning: the documentary will have detailed descriptions of sexual assault.

SERENA!
Panel Discussion

Monday, February 19 in Anderson Center 112 from 6-8 p.m.
A panel discussion with campus and community members about beauty standards, misogynoir, athletics, myths and cultural/societal expectations for black women.

MARY!
Cultural Night

Friday, February 23 in Anderson Center 112 from 7-9 p.m.
A tribute to black girls and collegiate women at Hamline and surrounding colleges and universities.