Black History Month is underway at Millersville University (MU) with more than 30 events  planned to recognize the culture, heritage and experiences of the black community. The month-long observation dates back country-wide since 1976.

“I am often reminded when I look in the mirror of the richness, beauty and struggles of my ancestors and I never forget that as a people we are standing on the shoulder of greatness, of royalty, of strength,” said Jas Whitlow, director of the Dr. Rita Smith Wade-El Intercultural Center. “The celebration of Blackness during Black History/Heritage Month is what I have the privilege of living every single day.”

Featured on this year’s calendar are movies like “Love Jones” and “The Wiz,” documentaries such as “The Central Park Five,” discussions surrounding the impact of minority teachers, raffles, games, a trip to the National African American History and Culture Museum and more.

Millersville will also feature a guest speaker on Feb. 24 as part of the Carter G. Woodson Lecture series.

Whitlow stressed that there’s a little something for everyone. Students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome at all events, almost all of which are free of charge.

Below is a full list of currently scheduled events for Black Heritage Month at MU. All questions about specific events should be directed to the sponsoring organization or the Dr. Rita Smith Wade-El Intercultural Center. Visit the Millersville Events Calendar online for the most up to date information.

 

BLM Week of Action: Kickoff

Where:  Student Memorial Center Robert L. Slabinski Atrium

When: Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m.

 

Motherland Monday: Game Night

Where: Center for Student Involvement Circle

When: Monday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.

 

Film Club Movie Showing: “Moonlight”

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

 

BLM Week of Action: “Say Her Name”

Where: Student Memorial Center Robert L. Sabinski Atrium

When: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 12 p.m.

 

Turn up Tuesday: Afro-fitness Class

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

 

What’s Cooking: Lunch Discussion

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m.

 

The Impact of Minority Teachers with NMTA

Where: Student Memorial Center 118

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.

 

What’s the Tea: Stereotypes

Where: Student Memorial Center 204

When: Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.

 

Movie: “The Wiz”

Where: Student Memorial Center Club De’ville

When: Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

 

Black Heritage Paint and Create

Where: McComsey 203

When: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m.

 

NAACP Brunch & Books: Study Hall

Where: McNairy Library Room 117

When: Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Black People Did It First!

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

 

Professional Headshots

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Leading with Legacy with Ryon Freeman

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

 

NAACP’s Founders Day “Prison Kids” Documentary

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

NAACP Raffle Baskets

Where: University Bookstore

When: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m.

 

“Finish the Lyric”

Where: Student Memorial Center 118

When: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

 

Black Love Movie: Love Jones

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Friday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.

 

Sandwich Saturday: Community Service

Where: Student Memorial Center 18

When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m.

 

Movie: “Sorry to Bother You”

Where: Center for Student Involvement Circle

When: Monday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

 

Sisters in the Struggle: Discussion

Where: Student Memorial Center 202

When: Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

 

Black History Kahoot

Where: Student Memorial Center 118

When: Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.

 

School of Social Work Documentary Screening: “The Central Park Five”

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m.

 

Annual Cookin’ with Soul

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Friday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Movie Night: “Queen & Slim”

Where: Student Memorial Center 24

When: Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Black Excellence Ball*

Where: Bolger Conference Center, Lehr Hall

When: Sunday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.

*RSVP required

 

Black Excellence Ball After Party

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Sunday, Feb. 22 at 10 p.m.

 

Study Session with ICSE

Where: Intercultural Center

When: Monday, Feb. 23 at 12 p.m.

 

Carter G. Woodson Lecture

Where: Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center – VPAC

When: Tuesday, Feb. 24

 

Movie Night: “Harriet”

Where: Student Memorial Center 118

When: Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

 

D.C. Trip to National African American History and Culture Museum

When: Thursday, Feb. 26 (all-day event)

Space is limited

 

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Fannie Lou Hamer

Where: Student Memorial Center 202

When: Friday, Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Black Student Affinity Meet Up

Where: Student Memorial Center 118

When: Friday, Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Movie Showing: “Just Mercy”

Where: Student Memorial Center Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

When: Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

 

BHM: Test Your Knowledge Tabling

Where: Student Memorial Center Lobby

When: Saturday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Brightside Opportunity Center Service Day

When: Sunday, Feb. 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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