SJU Celebrates Black History Month with Engaging and Reflective Programming
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2017) — In honor of Black History Month, celebrated nationally throughout the month of February, Saint Joseph’s University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, in partnership with academic departments and offices across campus, will host a series of events intended to inspire reflection and celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout history.
- Screening of the documentary “They Said We Couldn’t Play: An Oral History of the Philadelphia Stars,” followed by a panel discussion featuring documentary creators, Philadelphia Phillies administrators, baseball historians and relatives of late Philadelphia Stars athletes; Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium.
- National African American Read-In; Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity (Campion 210)
- Sister Thea Bowman Lecture Series featuring Nyasia Junior, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Hebrew Bible at Temple University, on “Jephthah’s Daughter: Gender, Bible, and #SayHerName," a lecture connects efforts to reclaim the story of Jephthah’s Daughter with current activism for Black girls and women who have been victims of police brutality; Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Campion Student Center’s North Lounge.
- Lest We Forget Traveling Slavery Exhibit and Documentary; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Campion Student Center Forum Theater
“When he visited campus in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded us that our destinies are tied together," says Monica Nixon, Ph.D., assistant provost for inclusion and diversity. "Our Black History Month programs, as well as those that will continue throughout the year, underscore that Black history is American history."