University Celebrates Black History Month

Submitted by Deirdre Bennett, Assistant Director, Student Affairs Communications on February 17, 2012

Image: Open VISIONS Forum host Dr. Philip Eliasoph and Meadowlark Lemon chat with a studentBlack History Month at Fairfield University consists of a series of campus-wide activities celebrating and recognizing the people, events, and contributions of Black Americans in shaping our national history.  Programs and activities include lectures, film screenings, as well as other festivities and gatherings designed to engage students, faculty/staff, and alumni.

The month-long series of events kicked off on February 1 with an Alumni Panel Kick-off Event where current students learned directly from alumni how their work has been impacted by the Jesuit values they learned while undergraduates at Fairfield University.

A Poetry Slam event held at The Levee on February 9 highlighted the writing and dance talents of many of students.

In addition to featuring on-campus talent, well known entertainers such as the Rebirth Brass Band performed and Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters appeared at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The month’s events will conclude with the showing of several movies and a very popular evening of student entertainment at Apollo Night on February 25.

For more information visit the Student Diversity Programs web site and join us for these great tributes to Black Americans.

 

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