Trinity College Students, Faculty, and Staff Hosting Black History Month Events

Programming Throughout February Includes Lectures, Performances, Discussions, and More
Hartford Connecticut, February 7, 2018—Students, faculty, and staff at Trinity College have organized events in observance of Black History Month throughout February. These events include lectures, performances, discussions, and other special programs. The month kicked off with a celebration dinner hosted by the Black History Month Organizing Committee, which was followed by two events on February 6: the “Black and Queer Panel” discussed the intersectionality of being black and queer; and “Breaking the Silence” offered an opportunity for students to share or listen to stories about intersectionality between the black and queer communities.
Here are upcoming Black History Month events at Trinity College:
Wednesday, February 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Umoja House
This event is student-led and discussion-based.
Sponsored by MOCA (Men of Color Alliance) and La Voz Latina (LVL)
Black Trivia Jeopardy
Thursday, February 8, 8:00 p.m., Vernon Social
Sponsored by CSA (Caribbean Students Association)
I’m Not Racist – Video screening and discussion facilitated by Professor of Sociology Johnny Williams
Tuesday, February 13, Common Hour (12:15-1:15 p.m.), McCook Auditorium
Sponsored by SWAGG (Sophisticated, Worthy, and Gifted Gentleman), Imani (the Black Student Union), and TCBWO (Trinity College’s Black Women’s Association)
Love, Sex and Relationships - Black Edition
Tuesday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Terrace Room C
This event is student-led and discussion-based.
Sponsored by CSA (Caribbean Students Association)
Love Jones: Valentine Blues, Singles’ Awareness Day
Wednesday, February 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hamlin Hall, Faculty Dining Room
This event features music by Nelson Bello and Friends. Light refreshments provided.
Sponsored by OMA (Office of Multicultural Affairs), MAC (Multicultural Affairs Council), and SAIL (Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership)
Minorities in STEM
Thursday, February 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Mather Hall, Terrace Rooms A, B and C
This panel will speak about the experiences of students of color and how to best navigate the STEM fields at Trinity.
Sponsored by MOCA (Men of Color Alliance)
Black Expo
Wednesday, February 21, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room
Exposition of black businesses from the Greater Hartford area.
Roll Bounce Evening
Thursday, February 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room
Roller Skating in Rhythm
Sponsored by Imani (the Black Student Union)
Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) Conference: “Reclaiming Our Time: From the Margin to the Center,” hosted by Trinity College February 25-28
Marvel’s Black Panther
Friday, February 23, 8:00 p.m., depart from Mather Circle
This is a theater excursion to see a screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. Registration is required:
Sponsored by CHAS (Consortium on High Achievement and Success)
Saturday, February 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room
Trinity will host Dr. Ibram X. Kendi as the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Professor Kendi is a historian and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University and authored Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which was the winner of the 2016 Nation Book Award for nonfiction. Sponsored by CHAS (Consortium on High Achievement and Success), the Trinity College Bridging Divides initiative, American Studies, Educational Studies, History, Multicultural Affairs, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.
Campus party with DJ Trouble Kidd and DJ Taayy
Saturday, February 24, 10:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m., Mather Hall-Rittenberg Lounge and Terrace Rooms
Panel on Human Trafficking: Modern Era Slavery in Libya
Tuesday, February 27, Common Hour (12:15-1:15 p.m.), Life Sciences Center, Boyer Auditorium
Sponsored by TASA (Trinity African Students Association)
Call to Action: Demonstration to Support Caribbean Families Affected by Hurricane Irma
Wednesday, February 28, afternoon, Connecticut State Capitol Building, 210 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT
Jemele Hill, ESPN writer and commentator
Thursday, March 1, Common Hour (12:15-1:20 p.m.), Mather Hall, Washington Room
Jemele Hill is currently the chief correspondent and senior columnist at ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” a website dedicated to exploring the intersection of sports, race, and culture and the host of ESPN’s Last Table. Hill was formerly an anchor of ESPN’s 6:00 p.m. SportsCenter alongside Michael Smith.
Sponsored by WGRAC (Women, Gender and Resource Action Center), Trinity College’s Bridging Divides initiative, the President’s Office, the Dean of Faculty’s Office, the Dean of Students Office, SAIL, TCBWO, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, the Human Rights Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, PRIDE (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education), Imani, the Department of Athletics, Trinsition Fellows (the Bantam Network), SGA (Student Government Association), PHAB (Promoting Health Awareness of the Body), the Masculinity Project, Multicultural Affairs Council, and the Women’s Leadership Council. 
Closing Black History Month Dinner with Keynote Address by Elle Hearns
Thursday, March 1, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room
Black History Month will conclude with a dinner open to the campus community from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by a talk by Elle Hearns, a Black Lives Matter and transgender activist, which is free and open to the public from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

[NOTE: A previously scheduled screening of Malcolm X on February 16 has been cancelled.]