2020 Black History Month

Please note that events are updated throughout the month.

Wednesday, February 5
Haitian Creole Speaking Hour
6:00 – 7:00pm
Department of French, ICC 425

Thursday, February 6
Black History Prison Abolition Event
5:00 – 6:30pm
Location TBD

Thursday, February 6
GUMAPS: Depoliticizing Women’s Health and the Future of Healthcare in America
6:00 – 8:00pm
Location TBD
Hosted by Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Friday, February 7
Snack and Share at CMEA with Dr. Sabrina Wesley-Nero
12:00 – 1:30 PM
CMEA 5th Floor, Leavey Center
A faculty conversation with Dr. Sabrina Wesley-Nero, Associate Teaching Professor and director of Georgetown’s Program in Education, Inquiry, and Justice

Friday, February 7
EJ Part I: Environmental Justice Event
5:00 – 7:30pm
Black House
Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers – Let’s talk about historical racism in urban planning and access to green spaces, then look at Black organizations that made a difference in those areas. DC Empanadas will be served!

Saturday, February 8
ASG & GW ASA Speed Dating Event
6:00 – 10:00pm
Location TBD

Sunday, February 9
NAACP Remembrance Event
12:00 – 2:00pm
Location TBD

Sunday, February 9
Black Joy Sunday
2:00 – 4:00pm
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room

Monday, February 10
Black Student-Athlete Summit Reflections
5:00 – 6:30pm
Nolan Hall, Thompson Athletic Center
RSVP

Tuesday, February 11
Office Hours with Amena Johnson
3:00 – 5:00pm
Location TBD

Wednesday, February 12
EJ Part II: The Realities of Disaster
6:00 – 7:00pm
Black House
Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers – Tonight we’ll talk about how Black communities have been impacted more by environmental disasters, and how government aid is spent, so we can learn what change to ask for. Falafel Inc will be served!

Wednesday, February 12
Haitian Creole Speaking Hour
6:00 – 7:00pm
Department of French, ICC 425

Wednesday, February 12
GUWOC: Dinner with Jenn Wiggins, A Conversation on Healthy Relationships
7:00 – 8:00pm
Location TBD

Thursday, February 13
Gender+ Justice Initiative Book Talk: Reading Whitney Houston: on R&B and Black Culture

Destructive Desires: Rhythm and Blues Culture and the Politics of Racial Equality by Dr. Robert J. Patterson, professor, Department of African American Studies
7:00 pm
DC Public Library – Georgetown Branch
3260 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Presented by Gender+ Justice Initiative and the DC Public Library
Event details.
RSVP

Thursday, February 13
BSA x Blast Healthy Relationships Talk
7:00 – 8:00pm
Location TBD

Thursday, February 13
BSA x BTE Sex in the Dark Event
8:00 – 10:00pm
Location TBD

Friday, February 14
MOSAIC Valentine’s Day Photo Campaign
1:00 – 4:00pm

Friday, February 14
CCC’s The Matchmaker: Georgetown Edition
7:30 – 9:00pm
Location TBD

Sunday, February 16
Black Joy Sunday
2:00 – 4:00pm
Location TBD

Monday, February 17
Latin or Caribbean: Who is Who? Discussion
7:00pm
Location TBD

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Race and Higher Education with Professor Rhonda Magee
11:30am-1:30pm in Copley Formal
This year’s annual “Race and Higher Education” event of the MLK Initiative: Let Freedom Ring! will feature a conversation on racism, mindfulness, and contemplative pedagogies in higher education with Professor Rhonda Magee of the University of San Francisco. Professor Magee will highlight her new book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice. While this event is geared to GU Faculty and staff and graduate students in teaching positions and assistantships, undergraduate students are welcome to attend. The event start with a community gathering over lunch at 11:30 a.m. with the formal event starting at 12:00 p.m. The first 10 RSVPs for this event will receive a copy of the book at the event. GU ID required for entry. RSVP required at rhondamageeatGU.eventbrite.com.
*Part of Social Justice Week 2020

Tuesday, February 18
GURD x BSA: Dominoes x Spades Event
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location TBD

Tuesday, February 18
Mosaic Wind Down Event
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location TBD

Wednesday, February 19
Haitian Creole Speaking Hour
6:00 – 7:00pm
Department of French, ICC 425

Wednesday, February 19
GUWOC x BSA x QPOC x Mosaic Dialogue on Black Love
6:30 – 8:00pm
Location TBD

Thursday, February 20
Durag Day

Thursday, February 20
Black Resistance in the Digital Age—From Twitter to Black Queer Feminism
5:30 – 7:00pm
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building
Dr. Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. She formerly served as chair of the Department of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Deputy Provost for Graduate Education at the University of Chicago. Cohen is the author of two books, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press) and Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press).  She is also co-editor of the anthology Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (NYU Press) with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and edited volumes. Cohen is also co-editor with Frederick Harris of a book series at Oxford University Press.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science. She is also the founder and director of the GenForward Survey Project and the Black Youth Project.  

In addition to her academic work, Cohen has been and continues to be politically active.  She was a founding board member and co-chair of the board of the Audre Lorde Project in NY.  She also served on the boards of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), the Arcus Foundation and currently the Field Foundation.  Cohen was a core organizer for two international conferences “Black Nations / Queer Nations?” and “Race, Sex, Power”  and has also been an active member in numerous organizations such as the Black Radical Congress, ACT UP New York, and African American Women in Defense of Ourselves. Currently, she helped found and direct the new organization Scholars for Social Justice. No RSVP required.
*Part of Social Justice Week 2020

Thursday, February 20
The Ella Jo Baker Distinguished Lecture of the Department of African American Studies
5:30pm
Gaston Hall
The Ella Jo Baker Distinguished Lecture of the Department of African American Studies will be given by University of Chicago Professor of Political Science Cathy Cohen.

Professor Cohen is a field-defining political scientist who studies post-civil rights black politics and social movements. A prolific scholar, Professor Cohen has published two books, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics and Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics. She created and oversees two major research and public-facing projects: The GenForward Survey and Black Youth Project. Professor Cohen’s talk will highlight her current work on the new frameworks for understanding political pathways to racial justice in a post-civil rights society. No RSVP required.
*Part of Social Justice Week 2020

Thursday, February 20
Headshots and Cocktails
6:00 – 8:00pm
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
Hosted by the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA)
Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni are welcome to join us for an evening of networking over headshots and cocktails. This series will give you the opportunity to cultivate new relationships across schools, disciplines, and Georgetown’s Black alumni network. This event is limited to 150 alumni attendees and 150 student attendees, so sign up today. Please RSVP

Thursday, February 20
The Photograph Screening
7:00 – 10:00pm
Location TBD

Friday, February 21
Day of Understanding
“Where do we go from here: Race & America”
Keynote Address by Dr. Kimani Nehusi, Associate Professor of Africology and African American Studies, Temple University
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center
Hosted by Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action and The Center for Social Justice
Light Lunch to be served.

Friday, February 21
EJ Part III: Laws to Protect Us
6:00 – 7:30pm
Black House
Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers – Tonight we are going to talk about what historical events led to environmental protections and laws for communities facing more hazards than others. Kitchen #1 will be served!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance
6:00 – 8:00pm
Copley Formal Lounge 
Express your interest to perform (spoken word, music, poetry).
This year, the Let Freedom Ring Initiative honors Dr. King’s legacy of captivating hearts and ears through an evening of spoken word, poetry and music. We hope that through this evening of reflection and artistic expression we can stir imaginations for change and hope for the future. Please join use in an evening of beloved community. Dinner provided. This event is hosted by the Let Freedom Ring! Initiative of the Office of the President. Questions to CSJ’s Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Racial Justice Initiatives, Whitney Maddox.
*Part of Social Justice Week 2020

Sunday, February 23
Black Joy Sunday
2:00 – 4:00pm (tentative)
Location are TBD

Monday, February 24
GUMAPS: Melanin in Medicine: Racism, a Health Dilemma
6:00 – 8:00pm
Medical School (Specific Location TBD)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Amen Corner: The Life and Legacy of James Baldwin
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge
RSVP here

Tuesday, February 25
Office Hours w/ Amena Johnson
3:00 – 5:00pm
Location TBD

Wednesday, February 26
Haitian Creole Speaking Hour
6:00 – 7:00pm
Department of French, ICC 425

Wednesday, February 26
GURD – Bachata with Riqueza
7:00 – 8:00pm
Location TBD

Wednesday, February 26
BTE – Blood at the Root Performance
8:00 – 10:00pm
Village C Theater
Tickets

Thursday, February 27
EJ Part IV: Reimagining Society
6:00 – 7:30pm
Black House
National Society of Black Engineers – Lastly, we’re going to talk about technology and Black History with a focus on how we can leverage technology to propel us into a more just future. Wingos will be served!

Thursday, February 27
BTE – Blood at the Root Performance
8:00 – 10:00pm
Village C Theater
Tickets

Friday, February 28
GUWOC & NAACP: Outspoken
6:00 – 8:00pm
Location TBD

Friday, February 28
ESSA Black Love and Traditional Wedding Event
7:00 – 8:30pm
Healey Family Student Center, Social Room
An event on Black love showcasing our traditional wedding ceremony

Friday, February 28
BTE – Blood at the Root Performance
8:00pm
Village C Theater
Tickets

Saturday, February 29
BSA x BTE Pre-Show Brunch
12:00pm
Location TBD

Saturday, February 29
BTE – Blood at the Root Performance
2:00pm
Village C Theater
Tickets

Saturday, February 29
ESSA Reunion of the Flags Film Screening
5:00 – 7:00pm
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Saturday, February 29
GURD Carnival
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location TBD

Saturday, February 29
BTE – Blood at the Root Performance
8:00pm
Village C Theater
Tickets

 


2019 Black History Month

Please note that events are updated throughout the month.

February 3, 2019
Super Bowl Watch Party
Black House

February 4, 2019
GU272 History Event
Black House
6:00pm-8:00pm

February 5, 2019
Self Care and Mental Health Check
Black House
7:00pm-8:00pm

February 6, 2019
NAACP GBM: Uplifting the Black Community- Taking Micro-steps Towards our Envisioned Selves
6:30pm-7:30pm

February 7, 2019
Black History Movie Night
The African Society of Georgetown
Black House
7:00pm

February 11, 2019
Title IX Review
Black Student Alliance
6:00-7:30pm

February 11, 2019
Black House Must See Monday: Love and Basketball
Black House
7:00pm-9:00pm

February 12, 2019
How to Get Away with Scandal
Minority Pre-Law Association
7:00pm-9:00pm

February 13, 2019
Melanin in Medicine: Dissecting Diverse Experiences
Pre-Clinical Science Building Room GA 2/4
6:00pm-9:00pm

February 13, 2019
Sex in the Dark
Black Student Alliance
7:00pm-8:00pm

February 15, 2019
What’s a Hoya
Caribbean Culture Circle
4:00pm-5:30pm

February 15, 2019
Late Skate
Black Student Alliance
11:00pm-1:00am

February 16, 2019
Date Auction
Caribbean Culture Circle
7:00pm-9:00pm

February 18, 2019
Black House Hourglass Discussion: Was Obama a “Black” President? A Dialogue on Policy and its Impact on the Black Community
Black House

February 19, 2019
Painting in Living Color
Black Student Alliance
7:00pm-8:00pm

February 21, 2019
Healing and Justice: Perspectives on Resilience in the African American Community
Riggs Library
4:00pm-6:00pm

February 21, 2019
March 4 Our Lives Conversation
Black Student Alliance
6:00pm-8:00pm

February 23, 2019
Diversity Dialogue Conference
Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
10:00am- 4:00pm

February 23, 2019
Outspoken
NAACP & Georgetown University Women of Color
6:00pm-8:00pm

February 24, 2019
Black Joy Sunday
Black Student Alliance
1:00pm-4:00pm

February 25, 2019
Early Assurance Panel
Minority Pre-Law Association
6:00pm-7:00pm

February 26, 2019
Activism Dialogue
Georgetown University Women of Color
7:30pm-9:00pm

February 27, 2019
Cristo Rey Film & Discussion
Caribbean Culture Circle
7:00pm-9:00pm

February 28, 2019
Food for the Soul: Soul Food and Reflection
Black Leadership Forum
1407 37th Street, NW
6:00pm-8:00pm

The “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative invites students, faculty, and staff to participate in events that celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the spring semester. Learn more about these special events. 


2018 Black History Month

February 9, 2018
Celebrate Black History Month with CMEA
Gathering with Professor Corey Fields, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Center for Multicultural Equity and Access Office
12:00pm-1:30pm

February 13, 2018
Bridging the Diaspora Divides: A film screening of Bound: Africans vs. African Americans
The African Society of Georgetown
HFSC Film Room
7:00pm

February 15, 2018
Jeopardy: Law Edition
Minority Pre-Law Association
White Gravenor 201B
7:00pm

February 15, 2018
Afro-Latinidad: Reimagining Blackness
Discussion
Riqueza Dominicana and The Black House
Held at Casa Latina
7:00pm-8:00pm

February 17, 2018
MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance
Let Freedom Ring! Initiative
HFSC Screening Room
6:00pm-9:00pm

February 18, 2018
Black Panther Private Screening
(Waitlist only due to size of theater. Please visit the Let Freedom Ring Website for additional details.)
Let Freedom Ring! Initiative
AMC Loews Georgetown- 3111 K Street, NW

February 19, 2018
Post-Film Discussion
Let Freedom Ring! Initiative
The Black House
5:30pm- 8:30pm

February 20, 2018
Report Release: African American Employment, Population, and Housing Trends in Washington, D.C. featuring Professor Maurice Jackson, Ph.D. (G’95, G’01), Associate Professor, Department of History, and African American Studies Department
Let Freedom Ring! Initiative
Arrupe Multipurpose Room
4:00pm- 5:30pm

February 24, 2018
Carnaval 
Riqueza Dominicana
HFSC The Social Room
7:30pm-10:00pm

February 24, 2018
Outspoken: Rise Up
GUNAACP and GU Women of Color
Bulldog Alley
7:30pm-10:00pm

February 26, 2018
Screening: Black Women in Medicine
GUMAPS (Georgetown University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students)
Screening Room
8:00pm


2017 Black History Month

February 8, 2017
GUWOC Presents:
Race at Georgetown Discussion: Allyship within Communities of Color
ICC 103
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

February 11, 2017
ASG Presents:
Shoki to Skelewu: ASG Dance Class
ICC 101
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

February 11, 2017
CCC Presents:
Date Auction
Healy 2nd Floor
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

February 13, 2017
BSA Presents:
Black Love Part 2
WGR 206
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

February 14, 2017
MPLA Presents:
“Grown and Sexy with MPLA” 
TBD
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

February 15, 2017
NAACP Presents:
NAACP Radical Resistance
TBD
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 15, 2017
Black House Presents:
Black House Partnership with Mediation Center
Mediation Center
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

February 22, 2017
Black House Presents:
Andre Lourde Film Screening
ICC Auditorium
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

February 22, 2017
Black House Presents:
Hourglass Discussion: The Impact of the Obama Years
TBD
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

February 23, 2017
ASG Presents:
ASG & The Arab Society’s “The African Identity” Roundtable
TBD
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

February 23, 2017
Black House Presents:
Hourglass Discussion- Rape Culture
TBD
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

February 24, 2017
Black Movements Dance Theatre presents:
DEFIANCE
Gonda Theatre
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

February 25, 2017
Black Movements Dance Theatre presents:
DEFIANCE
Gonda Theatre
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

February 25, 2017
GURD Presents:
Carnaval
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

February 25, 2017
GAMBLE Presents:
Diversity Dialogue Conference
Rafik B. Hariri Building, McDonough School of Business
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

February 27, 2017
NAACP with GU Independent Film Society Presents:
“I Am Not Your Negro”- James Baldwin Film
Location and Time- TBD

February 28, 2017
CCC Presents:
Black Liberation in the Caribbean
TBD
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

February 28, 2017
Black House Presents:
JAM Session: Soundtrack for a Revolution
The Black House
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Archive of Previous Events

2016 Black History Month

February 2, 2016
Race at Georgetown
ICC Auditorium
6:30 PM

February 4, 2016
Black House Hour Glass Discussion
The Black House
7:00 PM

February 9, 2016
Why Black Doctors Matter
Lohrfink Auditorium
5:00 p.m. pre-reception
6:00 p.m. panel discussion
Please click here for more details, including a description of the event.

February 15, 2016
NAACP and AASA Screening
HFSC Herman Room
4:00 PM

February 19, 2016
OUTSPOKEN
Bulldog Alley
8:30 PM

February 20, 2016
ASG Cooking Class
Nevils Underground
2:00 PM

February 22, 2016
Malcolm X and Feminism
Copley Formal Lounge
6:00 PM

February 25, 2016
Cocktails and Conversations Networking Event
Bulldog Tavern
Time TBD

February 26, 2016
GAMBLE Diversity Conference
MSB (specific rooms TBD)
All Day

February 26, 2016
Singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Red Square
5:00 PM

February 27, 2016
GURD Dominican Independence Day
Location TBD
All Day

February 29, 2016
Black Sexuality
Location TBD
Time TBD

2015 Black History Month

List of Events

Sunday, February 1st
Church Service
Dahlgren Chapel
Black Leadership Forum
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 1st
Super Bowl XLIV Watch Party
The Black House
Collegiate 100 & BSA
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Monday, February 2nd
BSA General Body Meeting
Reiss 281
Black Student Association
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 4th
Pre-Professional Development with J.P. Morgan
Walsh 392
Collegiate 100
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 5th
Colored Girls: Leading from Behind, Loving Ourselves Fiercely
Presented by Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Digital Editor, EBONY
Reiss 112
GU Women of Color
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, February 6th
Acting/Improvisation Workshop with Award-Winning Playwright-Performer Nilaja Sun
Davis Performing Arts Center, Room 036
Black Theatre Ensemble (BTE) and the Department of Performing Arts
Please send an email to Isaiah.Wooden@georgetown.edu by 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5th to RSVP.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 6th
Snack and Share
CMEA Leavey Fifth Floor
CMEA & AFAM Faculty
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, February 6th
Health Aid Kit Assembly
ICC 104
GUMAPS
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 6th
Movie Screening: Dear White People
Healey Family Student Center Movie Screening Room
BSA & GPB
8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
and
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 7th
Outspoken: Poetic Justice Open Mic
Bulldog Alley
NAACP & GUWoC
8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 8th
NAACP Founders Dinner
Copley Formal Lounge
No cost to attend
7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 9th
Study Abroad Opportunities with Global Incite
ICC 103
Collegiate 100 & BSA
7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10th
Race at Georgetown: A Conversation on Power & Privilege
ICC Auditorium
GUWoC
8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11th
A Conversation with Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Activist
Healey Family Student Center – Social Room
7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 12th
CCC General Body Meeting: Patties, Plantains, and Punch
The Black House
7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 13th
Annual Charity Date Auction: No Strings Attached
HFSC Social Room
CCC
7:30pm

Tuesday, February 17th
Solidarity Across the African Diaspora
ASG, CCC, The Black House
WGR 311
7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 19th
Blacked Out Dreams Movie Screening
A Conversation with the Dream Defenders
ICC 108
6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 21st
Community Service Opportunity
BSA
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, February 23rd
The Legacy of Malcolm X
Riggs Library
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2th
Know Your Rights
The Black House
BPLA & The Black House
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 25th
Civil Rights: Beyond the Movement
WGR 201B
NAACP
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 26
Cocktails & Conversations with the Professionals: Networking Event
Bulldog Tavern
GUMAPS, BPLA, Collegiate 100, GAMBLE, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 27th
Georgetown University Diversity Dialogue Conference 2015: Action Plan for Success
2nd annual Diversity Dialogue Conference
Hariri Building
Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE) & the McDonough School of Business
Click here for more information.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 27th
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Red Square
12:15 p.m.

Friday, February 27th
La Vega: Republica Dominicana Independence Day
Alumni Lounge
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, February 27th & Saturday, February 28th
BMDT “Truth Be Told” Concert
Gonda Theatre
Black Movement Dance Theatre of Georgetown
8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 28th
Black History Month Fashion Show: Downtown Renaissance
Riggs Library
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.