Four founding members of Penn State Brandywine’s Black Student League, including the group’s first president, visited the campus on Feb. 22 to discuss their experiences as college students in the late 1960s.
Panelists will share their research in three panel discussions for the Black History Month PSU Scholar’s Program, highlighting scholarship by Penn State faculty members of African descent, Feb. 21 and 22 in Pattee Library's Foster Auditorium at University Park.
Monique Lin-Luse, assistant counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Education Fund, will deliver a keynote focused on desegregation of schools and educational issues on Monday, Feb. 27, as part of Black History Month. Hosted by Dickinson Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), her lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Lewis Katz Hall, room 112, Carlisle.
Learn more about Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroads when Lenwood O. Sloan, artist and historian, visits Penn State York at noon on Feb. 23 in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. This free program, sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee in celebration of Black History Month, is open to the public.
As part of the campus' Black History Month events, Penn State Berks will air the documentary "Remixing Colorblind," followed by a question-and-answer session with the producer and director, Sheena C. Howard, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is regarded as one of the most powerful speeches in history. Six Penn State York students will do a dramatic reading of King’s famous speech at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 4 in the conference center at Penn State York. The program, sponsored by the Penn State York Black Student Union and the campus diversity committee, is free and open to the public.
Spoken word poet Rudy Francisco will address issues of race, politics, love, domestic violence and religion at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. The event is free and open to the public.
Collins Airhihenbuwa, professor and head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health, has been recognized during Black History Month by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
In celebration of Black History Month, Penn State York presents “The Road to Freedom,” an informative and thought-provoking live commentary which brings to life the stories of many remarkable Black Americans in history. The program, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is free and open to the public.
Recognizing the role of the legal profession in the civil rights movement, the Law School will host a series of events celebrating Black History Month under the banner Civil Rights Then and Now: The Evolving Struggle for Equity.
Don't miss two exciting programs in celebration of Black History Month at Penn State York on Friday, Feb. 8. At noon, Sister Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, PhD., executive director of the African Sisters Education Collaborative and project manager of the Sisters of Leadership Development Initiative at Marywood College, will speak on the topic of "Bridging Gaps through Education; and at 7 p.m., Preacher Moss brings his "End of Racism" comedy, lecture tour to campus. Both programs take place in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center and are free and open to the public.
The African Sisters Education Collaboration (ASEC) is an innovative organization that has taken on the global challenge to bridge the cultural, technological, leadership, and gender gaps through education. Sister Wakahui is working with ASEC to use higher education to empower women in places where their leadership will determine the fate of entire continents. In response to dire need in Africa, ASEC was initiated in 1999 by leaders of four congregations of "women religious" in Pennsylvania and the presidents of the colleges and universities founded by those congregations: Marywood University; Chestnut Hill College; Neumann University; and Rosemont College.