Black History Month 2024 Schedule of Events

Georgetown Events

Black Women’s Political Panel

February 5, 5:30-7 p.m.
Arrupe Hall, Multipurpose Room
Hosted by: College of Arts & Sciences; Department of Government; Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Intersectionality Series: Lachi: Performance and Workshop

February 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Hosted by: Disability Cultural Center

Readings and Talks Featuring Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Saddiq Dzukogi, Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, and Tolu Oloruntoba

February 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall
Hosted by: Lannan Center; African Studies Program

Black Theatre Ensemble Presents: Black History Month Coffeehouse: Honoring Our Foremothers

February 10, 4-6 p.m.
Davis Performing Arts Center Lobby
Hosted by: Black Theatre Ensemble

“Philosophical Dimensions of 18th Century Debates about Slavery” with Professor Julia Jorati

February 12, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 662
Hosted by: The Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies

Honorary Degree Ceremony & Oliver Tambo Lecture with Leymah Gbowee

February 13, 5-7 p.m.
Gaston Hall, Healy Hall
Hosted by: Office of the President

Douglass Day 2024: Transcribe-a-thon Featuring the Correspondence of Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress

February 14, 12-2 p.m.
Riggs Library, Healy Hall
Hosted by: Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies

Office of Student Equity & Inclusion Open House

February 14, 2-3 p.m.
New South, Lower Level of Healey Student Family Center

Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series featuring Deidra Crews, MD – “Centering the Margins to Achieve Kidney Health Equity”

February 22, 4-5 p.m.
New Research Building Auditorium

Prof. Alfreda Davis and Black Movements Dance Theatre Present: Angels Sin Too, The Weight of Consciousness

February 23 & 24, 8-9:30 p.m.
Davis Performing Arts Center

Book Event with Ruth J. Simmons, Author of Memoir: Up Home: One Girl’s Journey

February 26, 5-7 p.m.
Riggs Library, Healy Hall
Hosted by: Office of the President

Holding Sacred Space as Sanctuary. Connecting through the Spirituality of Sound

February 26, 5 p.m.
Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart

South Africa: Democracy and Arts Activism

February 29, 6-8 p.m.
Riggs Library, Healy Hall
Hosted by: Racial Justice Institute; African Studies Program

Student-led Events

Black Leadership Forum Blaxa Block Reopening

February 3, 12 p.m.
Blaxa Block

Blaxa x Black House: Queer Georgetown Past, Present, and Looking into the Future

February 10, 2 p.m.
Black House

BSA’s Late Skate

February 21, 6 p.m.
Washington Harbour

First Annual Black History Month Gala

February 24, 7 p.m.
Copley Formal Lounge
Hosted by: Georgetown’s Black Graduate Student Alliance

Washington, D.C. Events

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Events

Throughout February
National Museum of African American History & Culture

Onward and Upward

February 3, 4 p.m.
National Cathedral

Historically Black Phrases Live!

February 8, 7-9 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

DC Black History Film Festival

February 9-11
Lincoln Theatre

Black History Month at Library of Congress

Throughout February, Every Thursday
Library of Congress

Living the Dream … Singing the Dream

February 18, 7 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Seven Black Minutes: Black History Month

February 23, 7-9 p.m.
Busboys and Poets

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