Mount Holyoke celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month, February 2017

Mount Holyoke College will honor and celebrate the achievements and legacy of black Americans with lectures and film showings during Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Bridging the gap: insights into our many communities.”

The events are sponsored by the College’s Association of Pan-African Unity (APAU) and free and open to the public.

  • “13th”
    Film screening and discussion led by Kimberly Juanita Brown, assistant professor of English and Africana studies
    Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
    Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
  • Black Coffee: Cafe Night
    Featuring poets, singers, dancers, musicians
    Friday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
    Blanchard Great Room
  • “Dodo Titi”
    Showing of a film about a Caribbean nanny who competes with the family dog for respect. To be followed by a discussion with the screenwriter and star, Nadhege Ptah.
    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
    Gamble Auditorium
  • Sisters in Stitches
    This quilting guild will share a history of quilting in the African-American community.
    Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
    Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
  • Black Church, Black Twitter
    Nana Konadu Cann ’16 will discuss the function of Black Twitter in relation to activism in the black community.
    Monday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m.
    New York Room
  • “You Are Not Alone”
    The Depressed Black Gay Men organization will discuss its documentary and how the group serves the community.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
    Gamble Auditorium
  • African Spirituality Matters
    Babalawo Oluwole Ifakunle will explore the history of Ifa, a traditional West African belief system, in African-American communities.
    Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
    Gamble Auditorium
  • Sunday Brunch
    Join us to reflect on the month of black history celebration. Hear a sermon, share traditional soul food and enjoy the company of others.
    Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m
    Chapin Auditorium