Elizabethtown College is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events throughout the month of February. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX is partnering with other offices on campus to host events recognizing Black achievement as well as the work being done toward building an equitable and inclusive culture at Etown. View upcoming events below and join the Blue Jay campus community!
Mosaic Unbound: Citizen | Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Join Nichole Gonzalez from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX and Josh Cohen from the High Library for a virtual discussion of award-winning writer Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric. Attendees will have the opportunity to read and discuss some of Rankine’s powerful and very personal writing about the Black experience in America today. Pre-registration is required for this event. Questions can be directed to Josh Cohen.
Flag Raising and Kick-off to Black History Month | Monday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.
Marking the halfway point of Black History Month, the Pan-African Flag will be raised in the BSC. Raising this flag commemorates all the contributions African Americans have added to our community and our country. Full program details and a live stream link will be available soon on the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX events page.
Engaging in Anti-Racist Work | Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.
Join keynote speaker Marcelius Braxton who will present about acknowledging the truth of the past and discussing ways we as a college can be more intentional with engaging in this work on equity and inclusion. This event will be presented virtually on Zoom.
Monday Series Concert: “A Musical Celebration of Black History Month” | Monday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Etown music faculty will present works by African American composers for voice, piano, saxophone, and flute. Watch the concert virtually.
Ujima Dialogue Series: Every Monday at 7 p.m.
Join the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Title IX for these weekly informal conversations driven by participants. A theme will be announced each week on the Jays App and all faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. “Ujima” is a principle of Kwanzaa, defined as “collective work and responsibility”. Join the conversation.