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Black history month events

QTPOC Experiences

Tuesday, February 4 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm in Sykes 252B

Wednesday, April 8 from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm in Sykes 210

People of color can be trans and queer too! What?! This one-hour training will center trans and queer people of color identities and experiences.Participants will discuss the intersections of race, gender & sexuality and strategies for advocacy. For more information, please check out our website, www.wcupa.edu/transandqueer, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

February 3 – 7

For more info, contact Dr. Dana Morrison at dmorrison@wcupa.edu.

Racism & Standardized Testing

Tuesday, February 3, 4:30 – 6:30 pm in Recitation Hall, Room 301

This research presentation will explore the history of standardized testing as it pertains to structural racism and explore disparities caused by educational discrimination and is facilitated by Lisa Montgomery, MBA. Co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter and in part through an Innovations in Diversity & Inclusion Grant: AntiRacism Working Group. For more info, contact Dr. Dana Morrison at dmorrison@wcupa.edu.

The Origins of Hip-Hop Lecture: The Marathon Must Continue

Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm in Sykes 209

Dr. Bernard Hall will provide us with a historical view of Hip-Hop culture and how it gives voice to the experiences and struggles of Black people in America. Dr. Hall will also speak to the various ways that hip-hop continues to empower Black and Brown communities in the 21st century. Hosted by the Dowdy Multicultural Center.

Open Forum: WCU’s Racial Climate Survey Results

Wednesday, February 12, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Sykes Theatre

Thursday, February 13 from 3:30 pm –5:00 pm in Sykes Theatre

While racism is among America’s greatest social problems, issues of race remain an uncomfortable topic for most people to discuss. News outlets reporting on racial incidents on college campuses across the United States have continued to grow over the last decade. During the Spring 2019 semester, all undergraduate students at West Chester University were invited to participate in a national racial climate survey. Student voices were heard! As West Chester works to be a national leader of Inclusive Excellence, join us as we share what we have learned from WCU’s participation in The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates and share your voice in the defining next steps. All students, faculty & staff and invited to join the discussion. Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Queer and Trans People of Color Week

February 10 – 14

Join the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy as we center and celebrate the spectrum of queer and trans people of color identities, communities, and experiences. For more information, please check out our website, www.wcupa.edu/transandqueer, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu, or 610-436-3147.

Black Philadelphians and the Great Migration

Monday, February 17 from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm in Sykes 254

Through the stories of Black Philadelphians, Dr. Charles Hardy will explore the historic tide of African Americans moving north that changed Philadelphia, America and the world. Hosted by the Dowdy Multicultural Center.

EqualiTea: I’m Not Okay, and It’s Fine: Breaking Up with “Strong Black Womanhood”

Wednesday, February 26 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Sykes 115

Jamilah Lemieux will address the importance of all people, Black women in particular, feeling empowered to seek mental health services as needed, as well as the power of taking off one’s superwoman cape and allowing herself the space to say “I’m not okay” without feeling that she will let others down by tending to herself. Hosted by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Dowdy Multicultural Center.

Black History Month Public Lecture: Lessons from #BlackTwitter: Social Media, Pop Culture and Black America

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm – 8:00 PM in Emelie Asplundh Concert Hall

Join us for an engaging talk from media strategist, culture critic and social influencer, Jamilah Lemieux. Recently featured in Surviving R. Kelly and Surviving R. Kelly: Part II: The Reckoning, as she tackles topics such as social media, racism and Black social movements in 2020 and beyond. Hosted by Dowdy Multicultural Center, The Black Student Union, Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, College of Education & Social Work, the Center for Women & Gender Equity, and College of Arts & Humanities.

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