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February 05, 2019

Black History Month Events at Purdue Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, IN—Several events are scheduled for Black History Month on the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. 

Tuesday, February 5

  • Durag Day
    • 5–7 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 222
    • Natural hair workshop, show, and wave competition
  • Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen
    • 6–8 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • First of five movies depicting a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women

Tuesday, February 12

  • Black History through the Decades
    • Noon–1 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Lunch and Discussion about Black History Month through the Decades
  • Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen
    • 6–8 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Second of five movies depicting a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women

Tuesday, February 19

  • Black History through the Decades
    • Noon–1 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Lunch and Discussion about Black History Month through the Decades
  • Jim Lucas: Reflections: The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Omnibus Lecture Series
    • 7:30–9 p.m.
    • Rhinehart Music Center; Auer Performance Hall
    • The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up in person Monday–Friday from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Larson Ticket Office, located inside the Athletics Center on campus. Tickets are also available online through the Purdue Fort Wayne Box Office website. A $1 service fee will be charged per ticket for online orders.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Human Library®
    • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Classic Ballroom
    • Building a Positive Framework for Conversations That Can Challenge Stereotypes and Prejudices through Dialogue

Monday, February 25

  • Malcolm X Matters Then and Now
    • Noon–1 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Lunch and Discussion about legendary civil rights leader Malcolm X and how his legacy still resonates today; with guest speaker Ketu Oladuwa
  • Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen
    • 6–8 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Third of five movies depicting a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women

Tuesday, February 26

  • Black History through the Decades
    • Noon–1 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Lunch and Discussion about Black History Month through the Decades

Tuesday, March 5

  • Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen
    • 6–8 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Fourth of five movies depicting a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women

Tuesday, March 26

  • Black and Silver: African American Women on the Silver Screen
    • 6–8 p.m.
    • Walb Union, Room 114
    • Fifth of five movies depicting a chronological view of African American history as seen through the strength, resilience, and empowerment of black women

For additional information, contact Nicole Hahn at 260-481-4106 (office), 260-760-7409 (cell), or nicole.hahn@pfw.edu.

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