Black History Month Events: Feb. 10-15

Northeastern kicked off its Black History Month series of events last Monday with a Civil Rights portrait exhibit in Gallery 360. The events continue this week with the following:

Educate (Feb.9 – Feb.15)

Black History 101 Mobile Museum
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
8:30am – 5:00pm   (Lecture w/ Prof. Griff  @ 10:30)
Cabral Center
Sponsored by the College of Arts, Media, and Design, Center for the Arts

Explore a collection of over 5,000 rare artifacts of Black memorabilia that dates from slavery, Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights and Black Power era to hip hop and popular culture. Founded by “the hip hop generation’s Arthur Schumburg” Khalid el-Hakim, a former Detroit School teacher. This year’s tour of the Museum features Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Professor Griff of Public Enemy who will speak on Malcolm X’s influence Public Enemy and hip-hop culture in general.

Thinking About Graduate School?:  Relevance to Your Future Goals
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cabral Center
Sponsored by the Legacy Mentoring Program  

Graduate students in business, law, medicine and health, engineering, public policy, and political science will share their experiences. Topics discussed include deciding if graduate school is the right choice for you, the application process, being successful within one’s program, and utilizing graduate education to achieve your career goals.

Yale Black Solidarity Conference
Thursday, February 13 – 16, 2014
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Sponsored by the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute & NBSA

The Black Solidarity Conference at Yale seeks to bring undergraduates of all colors together to discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. Through discussions, panels, networking, and social gatherings, over 700 students from across the country analyze issues affecting our community and explore solutions to undertake at their respective college campuses. The Conference is hosted annually in February at Yale University in New Haven, CT by a student organization.

Eminence  – Annual Africa Night
Saturday, February 15, 2014
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Blackman Auditorium
Sponsored by the Northeastern African Student Organization

Africa Night showcases different cultural aspects from the African continent. It brings to light the young & western influenced twist our generation has given to the culture. NASO provides a night of fashion, moving skits, poetry, and dance.


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