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Black History Month 2022 Celebrates the life, future, and legacy of Hamilton and the nation’s Black community. Every day we celebrate with joy, pride, and the ongoing reality that Black Lives Matter. This month we are taking 28+ days to reflect on the beauty, the excellence, and praise of Blackness. Our first week will focus on Black legacy. We encourage everyone to explore the resources, learn, engage in discussions and find ways to recognize that Black history is American history. 

We’ve had the opportunity to partner with many colleagues and campus friends in the various programming offerings. Join us for the Fillius Jazz Archive lunch and learn, connect with the alumni who, as students, advocated for the creation of the Days-Massolo Center, a cultural education center. Visit the Wellin Art Museum as their docents guide you through American history through the lens of Black artists and creators. This event will feature works of art from Wellin’s collection and the current exhibition Yashua Klos: OUR LABOUR., and not last and not least, sign up for a virtual cooking class with the lovely Ms. Breland! There are still more details in the works, so please stay tuned to the DMC and BLSU's emails throughout the month of February, visit our website, and engage with our social media for trivia throughout the month. 

Thank you and stay engaged! 

The Black History Month 2022 Committee: Ebu Ojogwu, Taliyah James, Julio Demb, Isis Riviere, Nigel Westmaas, and Kevin Alexander

Week 1: Black Legacy

Limited release for Black Legacy week from February 1-6, 2022.

This is not an exhaustive list, and contributions are welcome. Please email dmc@hamilton.edu to add any other resources, articles, or historical moments. 

**Content Note: Content quotes language that includes racial and discriminatory epithets. Please take note and care.**

 
This is not an exhaustive list, and contributions are welcome. Please email dmc@hamilton.edu to add any other resources, articles, or historical moments. 

Upcoming Black History Month Events

Fillius Jazz Archive Lunch*: Choosing the Creative Life

  • Friday, February 11 from 12-1pm EST, this is a hybrid event both in-person at the Days-Massolo Center and via Zoom
  • Zoom link:  https://hamilton.zoom.us/j/92463645623 or Meeting ID: 924 6364 5623
  • Join Monk Rowe for a video viewing and discussion focused on the original American art form we call Jazz. Video excerpts from the Fillius Jazz Archive collection will offer insights into the contributions and motivations of influential African-American artists.
  • *Observing COVID caution, the DMC will provide fancy desserts for individuals to make to-go dessert boxes.*

Black-Latinx Student Union: A look back...

  • Stop by the Days-Massolo Center throughout the week of February 7-13 to look at past BLSU yearbooks and memories.

Burke Library Black History Month display: Stop by Burke Library to view the Black History Month poster display

Cafecito Friday 

  • Friday, February 18, Time: TBA, at the Days-Massolo Center hybrid: Cafecito Friday with the Social Justice Initiative Alumni

Social Justice Initiative Alumni Panel Discussion

  • Saturday, February 19, Time and Location: TBA
  • Please join the Days-Massolo Center as we host a panel discussion and luncheon with the group of alumni who advocated and mobilized for the creation of the Days-Massolo Center. This is a hybrid event. 

Wellin Museum Art Walk

  • Monday, February 21 from 2-5pm EST 

Fillius Jazz Archive Lunch*: The Price They Paid

  • Tuesday, February 22 from 12-1pm EST, this is a hybrid event both in-person at the Days-Massolo Center and via Zoom
  • Zoom link: https://hamilton.zoom.us/j/92647145124 or Meeting ID: 926 4714 5124
  • Join Monk Rowe for a video viewing and discussion focused on the original American art form we call Jazz. Video excerpts from the Fillius Jazz Archive collection will offer insights into the contributions and motivations of influential African-American artists.
  • *Observing COVID caution, the DMC will provide fancy desserts for individuals to make to-go dessert boxes.*

 

Contact

Office / Department Name

Days-Massolo Center

Contact Name

Paola Lopez

Director of the Days-Massolo Center

Office Location
Days-Massolo Center

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