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The Revolution will be Digitized!

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BHM Kick-off: Family Reunion 

February 1, 2021 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
NKU REC Center Main Court 

Join us for free food and giveaways. Masks and social distancing required.

Masks and social distancing required.


Lips Sync Battle

February 4, 2021 
6:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 930 2115 3771
Password: BHM

1st 2nd 3rd place winners! Submit videos at aasi@nku.edu to participate

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Black Women in History

February 10, 2021 
6:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 930 2115 3771
Password: BHM

Learn more about the resilient women that empower the Black community. Presented by the Nu Upsilon Black Women’s Honorary and Black Women’s Organization.

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Aux Cord Wars

February 12, 2021 
6:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 930 2115 3771
Password: BHM

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Angela Davis

Social Equality Activist and Author

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world.  Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley.  She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, Syracuse University the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University.  Most recently she spent fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness – an interdisciplinary Ph.D program – and of Feminist Studies.

Angela Davis is the author of ten books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America.  In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination.  She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.”  She also has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment.  Her recent books include Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? about the abolition of the prison industrial complex, a new edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and a collection of essays entitled The Meaning of Freedom. Her most recent book of essays, is called Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.

Angela Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.  Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

Like many educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions.  Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

 

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Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, HonorsCollege, Alumni Association, Office of the Provost,College of Informatics, Student Union, Office ofInclusive Excellence and Division of Student Affairs

Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis

February 16, 2021 
6:00 p.m.

A celebrated activist, educator and author, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world through her activism and scholarship over many decades. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.

Throughout her illustrious teaching career, Professor Davis has taught at a range of schools, including San Francisco State University, Mills College, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Most recently, she spent 15 years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness—an interdisciplinary Ph.D program—and of Feminist Studies.

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Black Men in History

February 18, 2021 
6:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 930 2115 3771
Password: BHM

An interactive program to engage, educate, support and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Men in History.

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African Diaspora

February 25, 2021 
5:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 930 2115 3771
Password: BHM

Come join us in our celebration of different cultures created by the African Diaspora.

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Did you know not all super heroes wear capes, costumes or have superpowers?

Do you know any NKU black faculty or staff members who work hard? Especially those who are dedicated, committed and work hard, but usually don’t get recognized much for it.

Help us take a moment to recognize our NKU Black Unsung Heroes!Nomination live now. Winners will be recognized during Black History Month!

Nominate an Unsung Hero


BAC Black History Month Challenge  

Throughout February

Join the NKU Black Alumni Council for a Black History Month social media photo challenge. All you have to do is...

  1. Follow the council on social media:
        
  2. Post each day of Black History Month (February) following the provided schedule
  3. Tag the council's page and use the following hashtags: #nkuBHMchallenge  #nkuBAC  #PhotoChallenge
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Sponsors:

  • Black Alumni Council
  • Black Studies
  • Black Women’s Organization
  • Black Men’s Organization
  • Nu Upsilon Black Women’s Honorary
  • NPHC
  • Campus Rec
  • Student Union
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Honors College
  • Office of the Provost
  • Alumni Association
  • College of Informatics
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • College of Education
  • Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Center for Student Inclusiveness