The University of Georgia will celebrate Black History Month 2018 with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus. Stay tuned to this page for updates and new events celebrating Black History throughout the month of February!
Enjoy a Saturday symposium featuring Mary Hoffschwelle, Joyce Perdue-Smith and Walter Allen Jr.
Hoffschwelle, professor at Middle Tennessee State University, will deliver the keynote address. Her publications include The Rosenwald Schools of the American South, New Perspectives on the History of the South and “Preserving Rosenwald Schools,” part of the Preservation Book series, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Perdue-Smith, chairman of the Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation, will speak about efforts in Cave Springs, Georgia, to restore a Rosenwald school, ensure its addition to the National Historical Registry and develop a permanent museum exhibit.
Allen Jr., publisher of Zebra magazine, will speak about his independent research on Rosenwald schools in the greater-Athens area.
What’s YOUR love language? Gear up for Valentine’s Day with an intimate discussion on all matters of the heart. Love. Encouragement. Self-discovery. Intimacy. Refreshments provided!
For all lovers of art and expression. And tea. Come stop by Memorial in Adinkra Hall for an OPEN MIC night of excellence. Don’t be shy! This is your chance to express yourself with other creatives! All types of poetry, rap, etc. are welcome! Refreshments provided!
Do you watch Baby Boy every time it plays on BET? Do you have all the Madea movies at the house? Then this is the BTE week program for you! You will have the chance to impress AND win prizes with your trivia skills! AND PIZZA!!! This will NOT be a game for the WEAK!
Coming to you all day via our BTE’s social media accounts on twitter, instagram, and facebook to celebrate Black History Month! Follow us @ugabte on both instagram and twitter to brush up on your Black History knowledge and get STRAIGHT FACTZ!
The satirical one-act, eight-scene performance work discusses black culture in America and infuses questions and statements relative to identity, racism, relationships, politics, the typical stereotypes and more. Through the voices of seven actors, it depicts a very enlightening perspective of the black experience. “Dear Black People is meant to be a mirror to some, and a cultural baptism to others,” said <span>James</span>. This work, written and performed in poetry verse, has made audiences laugh and learn, simultaneously. Some of the questions it poses are: Can you be pro-black and date a non-black person? Do black women who wear weaves subconsciously want to be white? What is the solution to black issues that black people alone can execute? And much more! Tickets at http://bit.ly/DearBlkPeople
The satirical one-act, eight-scene performance work discusses black culture in America and infuses questions and statements relative to identity, racism, relationships, politics, the typical stereotypes and more. Through the voices of seven actors, it depicts a very enlightening perspective of the black experience. “Dear Black People is meant to be a mirror to some, and a cultural baptism to others,” said James. This work, written and performed in poetry verse, has made audiences laugh and learn, simultaneously. Some of the questions it poses are: Can you be pro-black and date a non-black person? Do black women who wear weaves subconsciously want to be white? What is the solution to black issues that black people alone can execute? And much more! Tickets at http://bit.ly/DearBlkPeople.
University Union, in collaboration with the UGA Chapter of NAACP, will be screening 2018’s “The Hate U Give” at Tate Theater. Following the screening, a facilitated dialogue will be led by campus leaders on race, class, and privilege.
This event allows for admitted, prospective undergraduate students have an overnight experience with current students at the University of Georgia. This access program allows for these students to see everything the University has to offer from academics, food and the social life.
Author, speaker, and storyteller Regina E. Mason will present “Gina’s Story: The Life of William Grimes as Art and Testimony.” Mason is the great-great-great- granddaughter of William Grimes, the author of the first published US American slave narrative, who was held in bondage in many states, including Georgia,
She will discuss her journey as a researcher to recover the story of her ancestor in relation to themes of belonging and citizenship. After an introductory discussion, she will screen her eighty-minute documentary -Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes- (2016), which tells both Grimes’s story and the fifteen-year process she spent to authenticate his extraordinary narrative of flight from bondage to liberty.
With the literary critic and expert, Professor William L. Andrews, Mason also has co-edited the authoritative 2008 Oxford University Press edition of -The Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave-. She has shared her amazing work with national and international campus and university communities including Mansfield College of Oxford, England. SUNY- Buffalo, Yale University, and the University of California-Berkeley. This is the kick-off event for a series of campus-wide programs in February and March 2019 inspired by the award-winning lyric poem -Citizen- by Claudia Rankine
Each one of us has a unique past. A special story to tell. A peculiar set of experiences that shape who we are, making us different than the one beside us. In this keynote address, Raven shares some of the most difficult, yet defining, moments in her life and how accepting- then sharing- those experiences led to some of her greatest triumphs. Through her own story, she provides a road map for attendees to move from experience to effective storytelling using the 4 A’s: Accept | Assess | Align | Articulate
Enjoy conversations with employers about the benefits and challenges of being you in the workplace during a complimentary dinner. Learn about internship and job opportunities during the networking dinner and post-dinner networking reception with employers. Listen to employer representatives discuss their company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? If your goal is to have a part-time job or internship while you are in college and a full-time job after college, then you want to attend this conference. This conference is open to all UGA students regardless of class year and alumni. All majors are welcome.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Liberty Mutual, Georgia-Pacific, and Target Registered employers include: Carter’s, Inc., Sherwin-Williams Company, Enterprise Holdings, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Chubb, Vanguard, GEICO, Gartner, Triage Consulting Group, Gas South, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Insight Sourcing Group, Target Corporation, SunTrust Bank, The Home Depot, EP+Co, Eli Lilly and Company, Caterpillar Financial, WestRock, Cintas Corporation, Havas Media, Georgia-Pacific, Synovus, Apple
REGISTRATION You must register in order to attend! The deadline to register is February 9th. Space is limited to 110 students CANCELLATIONS Should you choose not to attend, you must cancel your registration by February 12th. Students who arrive after 4:00pm will not be admitted. If you fail to cancel in time, do not attend the conference, or arrive after 4:00pm, you will be charged a $25 fee and your Handshake account will be blocked until you meet with a Career Center staff member. To cancel your registration, hover over the green “Registered” button on the event page to select “Leave Event”. If you have questions about cancelling your registration, contact Kyle S Poe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2RY7P9g
This exhibition runs from January 18 - March 25.
In 1929, Horace Mann Bond, social science researcher, historian and father of the late Julian Bond, participated in a two-year field study of black student achievement in North Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana. Visiting more than 700 schools across these states, Bond administered standardized tests and photographed the educational experiences of close to 10,000 students. Funded by Julius Rosenwald, the study was to explore poverty and race relations in the rural South. Rosenwald hoped to show that the students in these segregated schools exceeded educational expectations despite the lack of resources that were available to white students and gain support for his “Rosenwald Schools.” Bond, however, according to his son James, “was hoping to prove that it’s environment, that if you give people the opportunity, they’ll achieve,” regardless of their circumstances.
A book-club discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s prizewinning book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016). To sign up for the book club and receive a copy of the book prior to the first meeting, please email Dr. Kreiner at email@example.com. All majors are welcome!
In anticipation of Dr. Christienna Fryar’s lecture in the Department of History on 26 February, we will be discussing her article “A Narrative of Ann Pratt: Life-Writing, Genre and Bureaucracy in a Post-emancipation Scandal,” History Workshop Journal 85 (2018): 265-79. Open to the public, free pizza. Participants should read the article in advance. If you are having trouble accessing the article, which requires a campus connection, contact Dr. Kreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tour investigates the ways that the namesakes and landmarks at UGA were intertwined with the histories of persons of color, African Americans in particular. It is based on a collaborative research project involving undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the Department of History.
Christienna D. Fryar is a lecturer in the history of slavery and unfree labor at the University of Liverpool, and a historian of the nineteenth-century British Empire, the Modern Caribbean, and comparative slavery and emancipation. Her research interests include colonial administration in post-emancipation Jamaica, disasters, Black Europe, language politics, sports and the rise of the British Commonwealth, and more broadly, the ever-changing relationship between the United Kingdom and the Anglophone Caribbean.
This darkly comic coming-of-age tale details an Asian-American teen’s
struggles with identity, her agoraphobic mother, and a rash of local
murders targeting blonde girls.
Written by Julia Cho. Directed by Farley Richmond.
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of
Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly
physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise
choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart
create an energetic and unforgettable production. The group performed at
the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing
to a global audience of more than seven million.