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Campus Events Celebrate Black History Month

Campus Events Celebrate Black History Month


Submitted on February 1, 2018

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. In recognition, several campus events have been scheduled by Georgetown College. They are sponsored jointly by the Student Ambassadors of Diversity, the Office of Faith and Service, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

“Our goal is to create a sense of belonging for all members of our campus community,” commented Tiera Mason, coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Student Life. “We are working with many individuals across campus and an awesome group of student leaders to provide events that celebrate Black history and educate the campus community about the history and way of life of our African American student population.”

Part of doing that Mason notes is celebrating the diverse members of the college student body.

She is working closely with Ms. Robbi Barber, associate director of the Office of Faith and Service and director of the College’s Bishop Scholars Program in celebrating the diverse members of the student body.

“Collaborating our efforts and putting our resources together to accomplish a common goal of supporting different groups’ programming was my objective this year,” explained Ms. Barber.

Black History Month as we now know it grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. February has been officially designated as Black History Month since 1976.

Georgetown College’s schedule of Black History Month events is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Soul Food Night (dinner)
Montgomery Cafeteria, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Reading and Q&A
Author, editor, professor Frank X Walker
Former Kentucky Poet-Laureate
Jones-Hall-Nelson Suite, Student Center, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8
Lunch & Learn
Speaker: Dr. Brian Bantum
Associate Professor of Theology
Seattle Pacific University
Cooke Memorial Ballroom, 11 a.m.

George Redding Memorial Lecture
“Holy Difference in a Divided World”
Lecturer: Dr. Brian Bantum
Ward Room, Ensor Learning Resource Center, 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9
Movie: “Detroit”
Showing and discussion
Asher Science Center, Rm. 112, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Soul Food Lunch
Montgomery Cafeteria, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15
Poetry Slam/African American Read-in
Cralle Student Center Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 16
Movie: “Black Panther”
Theatres of Georgetown
Sponsored by Georgetown Activities Council

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Lunch & Learn
Lexington activist Debraun Thomas
Founder of Take Back Cheapside
Detailing his journey of activism
Ward Room, Ensor Learning Resource Center, 11 a.m.

Soul Food Night (dinner)
Montgomery Cafeteria, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Gospel Concert
John L. Hill Chapel, 7 p.m.
Featuring the GC Gospel Choir and Youth Choir of Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington.

Friday, Feb. 23
Movie: “Hidden Figures”
Showing and discussion.
Asher Science Center, Rm. 112, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Chapel Worship Service
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Eric Johnson
Senior Pastor, Galilee Baptist Church, Louisville
John L. Hill Chapel, 11 a.m.

Soul Food Lunch
Montgomery Cafeteria, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


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