National Black History Month 2017 continues through February!
See our attached UMBC calendar of events highlighting what's happening on and off-campus for the remainder of this month! This calendar is produced by Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity and highlights some of the many events happening this month at UMBC and in the Baltimore/DC Metro Area. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
If we missed adding your group’s event, just let us know! Send the details to email@example.com and we’ll be happy to add them on this myUMBC post. (On and off-campus events are welcomed.)
*THIS WEEK'S UPDATES*
Over the last several weeks, various offices and departments across campus have come together to plan a special showing of the movie Hidden Figures on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for free at the CIC. Please encourage faculty, staff, and students in your area to attend the showing.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation
Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia; and Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English, UMBC
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m., 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
The spellbinding 1982 documentary I Heard It Through the Grapevine chronicles James Baldwin's return to the American South two decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this rare film includes Baldwin's conversations with Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Chinua Achebe on the meaning of racial progress. Maurice Wallace and Maleda Belilgne will lead a conversation on the film's historical importance and Baldwin's continuing significance today.