This February, the E&H Inclusion and Dialog Center is celebrating Black History Month with a busy schedule of movie screenings, lectures and lyceums. These events are meant to showcase African American History, as described by Area Coordinator and Director of Student Activities Josh Von Castle in his mass email announcement.
On Sunday, Feb. 5 the I.D. Center will show “The Birth of a Nation” (2016) at 3 p.m in Wiley Hall Auditorium. The following Sunday, Feb. 12, also at 3 p.m. in Wiley’s Auditorium, there will be a showing of the film “13th.” The title of this film refers to the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery. “13th” is a powerful documentary about the criminal justice system in America.
On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 pm, Dr. Jim Dawsey will give a lecture on black liberation theology in the BOV, Van Dyke Hall.
Dr. David St. Clair will give a lecture on Motown’s Impact on American Culture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm in the BOV, Van Dyke Hall. He will be sharing how Motown, an American record company founded in 1958, played a huge role with racial integration into popular music.
The Inclusion & Dialog Center encourages anyone of the student body to come and participate in these events. Since these events are covering a number of controversial and often emotional issues, faculty members of the I.D. Center, the PRC, the Chaplins Office and the Applichian Center for Civic Life will be available to talk to those who need support or further disscussion afterwards.
– Sydney Cooke