Beginning February 1st is Black History Month across the country, and on our campus!
The Center for IDEAS and student organizations all over Ithaca College have been working to make this month one that honors Black History at our institution in an engaging way. Below are events happening on campus, ranging from a student organization-run Talent Showcase to educational sessions on blackness and social justice work. This month’s theme is “Mending Our Broken Hearts”
“Melanincholy” by Damiano “The Miserable Genius” presented by Café Con IDEAS
Feb. 5th || 12pm in the ALS Room
Café con IDEAS provides a platform for student-artists to develop and project their voice in a 45-minute set while sharing personal narratives rooted in identity and anti-oppression. Ranging from comedy, spoken word, dance and performance, song, and visual creations, each session is designed to engage the audience through creative arts and empower individuals to look inward and consider their own responsibility to social change. This first set will include rap, poetry, and visual art focused on Black thought and freedom. Light refreshments will be served.
Partnership in Anti-Racism presented by the Center for IDEAS
Feb. 7th || 12pm in Taughannock Falls
Serena Velazquez, IDEAS Peer Educator, will lead attendees through some effective strategies for anti-racist partnership and identify how partnerships can be different from ally-ship. This workshop counts as an SLI.
Black History Month Showcase presented by Sister 2 Sister
Feb 10th || 6:30pm in Emerson Suites
Sister 2 Sister will be celebrating Black History Month this year by embracing the talent of students of color on our campus. Refreshments are served during intermission.
Sighted Hands/Feeling Hearts presented by the LGBT Center
Feb. 12th || 6pm in Textor 103
The first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright of A Raisin in the Sun. Artist, activist and public intellectual, Hansberry was outspoken and defiant against injustice and her works tackling race, human rights, women’s equality and sexuality anticipated social and political movements on the horizon.
The Illustration of Bodily Love by Emily Jimenez presented by Café con IDEAS
Feb. 14th || 12pm ALS Room
Café con IDEAS provides a platform for student-artists to develop and project their voice in a 45-minute set while sharing personal narratives rooted in identity and anti-oppression. Ranging from comedy, spoken word, dance and performance, song, and visual creations, each session is designed to engage the audience through creative arts and empower individuals to look inward and consider their own responsibility to social change.
Make Love Make Sense presented by the Center for IDEAS
Feb. 15th || ALS Room 12pm
Many have wondered what a perfect relationship would look like, and, whether or not we admit it, some of us enjoy admiring celebrity relationships and comparing them to our own. In the SLI event students will be discussing the aspects of a successful relationship and evaluating the societal standards of black love. Participants will indulge in games and critique an episode of the show Grownish.
Curls and Coils Demo Day presented by Curls and Coils
Feb 16th || ALS Room 2pm
Curls and Coils will be hosting a demo day where we demonstrate different techniques for how to do twist outs, wash and go’s and finger coils on a variety of different hair types and porosity. We will be demonstrating using our favorite products and we plan to have food and games to keep the event interactive and entertaining.
Black History Month Collaborative Art Showcase presented by IC Mixed
Feb. 18th || Klingenstein Lounge 6PM
In this art-share event that showcases Black talent and creativity, artists will express a variety of work from paintings & poetry to songs & dance.
Box of Self-Love presented by Center for IDEAS and BOLD Scholars
Feb 19th || ALS Room 6PM
Join our BOLD Scholars and the Center for IDEAS in this fun project to create your own box of self-love! The scholars will be presenting on the difference between habit-centered goals and outcome-centered goals.
Discovering Your Story: Black Genealogy presented by Nicole Eversley- Bradwell
Feb. 27th || Klingenstein Lounge 12pm
Researching POC through historical records can present challenges. The work of discovering these strong and sometimes uncovered voices can be challenging and very rewarding. This session will cover strategies and tips for researching your hard to find ancestors.
For the Culture: Student Org. Mixer by the Center for IDEAS
Feb. 28th || ALS 6PM
End the month with your fellow students! Take the opportunity to meet the other race/ethnicity focused organizations on campus at this mixer. Organization leaders are invited to put together a small display for others to check out. Cookies and warm beverages will be served.
***To have your organization represented please contact Omega Hollies by Feb. 15th.
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