Muhlenberg Announces Black History Month Programming

This year’s theme is an expansion on last year’s “Love Letter to Blackness” but with a focus on the transformative power of activism.

 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:47 AM

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Muhlenberg is celebrating Black History Month by exploring and recognizing the power of Black activism with this year's theme of “A Love Letter to Black Activism: Celebrating Agents of Change Around The World.”

Programming includes a lecture by Princeton University’s Ruha Benjamin, a professor of African American studies, a panel discussion with Black activists along with an activism workshop and a film screening of Neptune Frost.

Below is a full listing of event and program details for this month.

A Love Letter to Black Activism: Celebrating Agents of Change Around The World

Viral Justice with Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American studies at Princeton University
Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Miller Forum in Moyer Hall

Neptune Frost Film Screening
Friday, February 24 at 4 p.m.
Civic Theatre

The Office of Multicultural Life Celebration of Black Activism at Muhlenberg
Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m., Seegers Union Event Space

Learning From Agents of Change: A Conversation with Black Activists
Monday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. via Zoom

Becoming Agents of Change: An Activism Workshop
Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m., location TBA

The following offices and departments co-organized the BHM programming as a whole: The Chief Diversity Officer; The Faculty Fellow in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; The Africana Studies Program; The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; the Office of Multicultural Life. The Black Students Association, Queer Trans People of Color Collective and the Men of Color Network also contributed to planning the OML celebration, and Drew Swedberg '17, co-organized the film screening alongside Emanuela Kucik.

The co-sponsors for the event with Dr. Benjamin are as follows: The Office of the Chief Diversity Officer; the Faculty Fellowship Program in DEI Initiatives; the Africana Studies Program; the Office of the Provost; the Office of the President; the Office of the Dean of Students; the Center for Ethics; Mathematics and Computer Science; Media and Communication; Sociology and Anthropology; the Office of Prevention Education; the Office of Equity and Title IX.

A breakdown of co-organizers for other events:

  • Professor Benjamin's Event: Brooke Vick; Emanuela Kucik; Connie Wolfe; Lori Flatto
  • Neptune Frost Screening: Drew Swedberg; Emanuela Kucik
  • OML Celebration: Robin Riley-Casey; Black Students Association; Queer Trans People of Color and the Men of Color Network 
  • Activism Panel: Emanuela Kucik; Elena FitzPatrick Sifford
  • Activism Workshop: Emanuela Kucik; Elena FitzPatrick Sifford