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Black History Month 2023 at Furman


Last updated January 31, 2023

By Jerry Salley ’90

The Furman community will have many opportunities this February to commemorate Black History Month. Sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Communities (CIC) and several other campus organizations, the schedule includes discussions of history, justice and mental health; film, theater and music performances; a skate party, games and other social activities.

 

Feb. 1: Roll Call

4:30-6:30 p.m., Timmons Arena
Hosted by UNITY and Furman Athletics

 

Feb. 6: What’s in a Rename? (CLP)

4:30-6:30 p.m., Timmons Arena
Hosted by Resident Assistants for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (RAISE), Housing and Residence Life and the Student Diversity Council (SDC)

 

Feb. 8: Prosecuting Acts of Hate: The Federal Response to Unite the Right (CLP)

6:30-7:30 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by the Pre-Law Society

 

Feb. 9: Y2K Skate Party

7:30-9 p.m., Skateland USA
Hosted by the Student League for Black Culture (SLBC)

 

Feb. 11: NAACP Founders Day

6 p.m., Trone Student Center Atrium
Hosted by NAACP

 

Feb. 16: The Evers (CLP Film Series)

6:30-8:30 p.m., Trone Student Center Atrium
Hosted by the Department of Communication Studies

 

Feb. 17: Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop

4-6 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Hosted by CIC

 

Feb. 18: Bags of Blessings

Bag packing from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Rho Zeta Chapter

 

Feb. 20: I Feel You, Man: Black Men and Mental Health

7 p.m., Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Xi Omega Chapter, and the Counseling Center

 

Feb. 21: Combating Racism (CLP)

6-7 p.m., Room 101, Johns Hall
Hosted by CIC

 

Feb. 23: Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Concert

7-8 p.m., Daniel Chapel
Hosted by the Furman University Gospel Ensemble

 

Feb. 28: Black Card Took (& Other Games!)

6-9 p.m., Trone Student Center Atrium
Hosted by CIC

 

Check the Furman University Cultural Life Program calendar for the CLP status of these events.

For more information, contact the Center for Inclusive Communities at inclusivecommunities@furman.edu.

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