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MU Celebrates Black Heritage Month

Millersville University recognizes February as Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month with a variety of events planned.

Millersville University recognizes February as Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month and has a variety of events scheduled to both inform the community and celebrate the month.

MU’s Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El Intercultural Center for Student Engagement has various events planned throughout the month that are free and open to all students, faculty and staff. They include:

Monday, Feb. 5 – Black Heritage Month Exhibit
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – SMC Atrium.
The event will include informational boards of various Black historical figures.

Monday, Feb. 12 – Black Student Meetup
4:30-6:15 p.m. – SMC 24

Thursday, Feb. 29 – Open Mic Night with Sir Dominique Jordan –
Writing Circle – 4-5 p.m. in Campus Life Lounge
Open Mic – 5-6:30 p.m. in Club De’Ville

For more information on those events, please contact: icse@millersville.edu

Additionally, the Black Student Union is holding the 4th annual Black Excellence Ball on Feb.17 at 5:15 p.m. in Gordinier Hall. Tickets are available at the MU ticket office.

The Ware Center is also holding events throughout the month. They include:

On Feb. 2, We The People First Fridays presents “Lift Ev’ry Voice”: An educational performance celebrating Black History Month including historical speeches, devotional music and heroic letters

From Feb. 2 – Feb. 23, the gallery “Woke Up, Had to Get the Blockrite” will be open to the public to explore the themes from “Lift Ev’ry Voice,” including activism and the role of marginalized communities.

On Feb. 16, Jumaane Smith: Louis! Louis! Louis!: Honor the history of blues and jazz music with Jumaane Smith, a jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer.

On Feb. 24, Shadows of the ‘60s: A Tribute to Motown: Pay tribute to the legacy of Motown’s stars including The Supremes, The Four Tops and Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips and The Marvelettes.

For more information on the Ware Center and the get tickets, visit: https://artsmu.com/buy-tickets/

 

 

 

 

 

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