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February 14, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy is observing Black History Month in February with several events related to the theme, "Becoming the Beloved Community: Celebrating Our Diverse Heritage."

Throughout the month, numerous activities and opportunities will be available for students and the community to attend in celebration of diversity. Activities include lectures, movie screenings, a museum visit and a blues music night.

In addition to the events below, the Titan Dining Room will be offering the following menus in honor of Black History Month:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5: Caribbean dinner
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Soul food lunch
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19: African dinner
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26: Creole lunch

February Black History Month Events:

Movie “Get On Up”: Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Grounds Coffeehouse at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Pizza will be provided. The Student Programming Board sponsors this event. No RSVP required.

Interfaith Dinner: Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Guest speaker, Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., will discuss “Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances DavisMonday, Feb. 9 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Whitehead lecture continued, “Letters to my Teenage Sons”: Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Tunnel of Oppression display: Feb. 9 – 13 in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. The display is designed to create awareness of different types of oppression and its effects within society. Residence Life sponsors this event.

“Love Stories from the Underground Railroad”: Friday, Feb. 13 from noon - 1: 30 p.m. in the Fountain Lounge at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. Light lunch will be provided; please RSVP to stewardm@udmercy.edu by Monday, Feb. 2.

Local spoken poetry with Keir Jackson: Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.in Grounds Coffeehouse at the Student Center on the McNichols Campus. The Student Programming Board sponsors this event. No RSVP required.

Movie “Freedom Summer”: Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in Room 114 of the Chemistry Building on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

Weekend trip to the Charles Wright Museum: Meet Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the University Ministry Office. Cost is $1. This event is sponsored by Discover the D, Student Life and Residence Life to encourage exploring African American Culture. No RSVP required.

 “Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats” discussion: Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the Ford Life Science Building on the McNichols Campus. No RSVP required.

See the special events page for more information.

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