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These are events related to Black History Month 2016. Click event titles for more information.

In addition to the below events, the Titan Dining Room will offer a special menu each week in honor of Black History Month.

Tuesday, Feb. 2  Dinner - Southern/Soul
Tuesday, Feb. 9 Lunch - Creole (Mardi Gras!)
Tuesday, Feb. 16 Dinner - Caribbean
Tuesday, Feb. 23 Lunch - African

Monday, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Day Community Service

11:30 a.m., Grounds Coffeehaus, Student Center
The Martin Luther King Day Community Service event is an opportunity for students to serve local Detroit residents in need on this special day of remembrance.
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Tuesday, Jan. 19

Conversations with Students about Race: Brown Bag Discussion

12:45 p.m., President's Dining Room, Student Center, McNichols Campus
In recognition of Black History Month, there will be a discussion about faculty experiences with students and a dialogue about race.
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Tuesday, Feb. 2

Interfaith Dinner and Celebration

6 p.m., Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center, Warren Loranger Architecture Building, McNichols Campus
UDM will host the seventh annual Interfaith Dinner and Celebration, an opportunity to bring people together to discuss and celebrate the religious diversity we experience at UDM.
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Thursday, Feb. 11

Black History Month Guest Speaker: Martha Jones

5:30 p.m., President's Dining Room, Student Center, McNichols Campus
As part of Black History Month, UDM will host speaker Martha Jones, distinguished Arthur F. Thurnau professor, who will present the topic, "Birthright Citizenship: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America."
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Friday, Feb. 12

Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

Noon, Ballroom, Student Center, McNichols Campus
Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Senior Landscape Designer for the Detroit Collaborative Design Center Charles Cross will share his family's love story from the Underground Railroad.
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Tuesday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Movie: Selma

7 p.m., Grounds Coffeehaus, Student Center
As part of Black History Month, UDM will host a screening of the film "Selma."
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Wednesday, Feb. 17

Black History Month Guest Speaker: Patrick McGarrity

Noon, President's Dining Room, Student Center, McNichols Campus
Patrick McGarrity, an Illinois historian, will discuss connections between Northern Ireland and the southern Civil Rights Movement.
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Thursday, Feb. 18

Book Event: "A Fluid Frontier"

7 p.m., Ballroom, Student Center, McNichols Campus
A panel discussion, book signing and reception for the book, "A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland."
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Friday, Feb. 19

Black History Month Guest Speaker: Karolyn Smardz Frost

Noon, President's Dining Room, Student Center, McNichols Campus
Karolyn Smardz Frost, Senior Research Fellow for African Canadian History at the Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, will share the story of Thornton and Lucy Blackburn, runaway slaves whose capture led to Detroit's first race riot.
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Monday, Feb. 22

Black History Month: Tunnel of Oppression

8:30 a.m., Fountain Lounge, Student Center, McNichols Campus
There will be a week-long tunnel of oppression set up in the Fountain Lounge.
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Saturday, Feb. 27

Black History Month: Discover the D

10 a.m., Tour of historical Detroit churches, meet at University Ministry Office
Experience off-campus life in Detroit and get engaged with the city and the UDM community.
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