Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Black History Month Opening Event

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 

Black History Month Events 

 February 1st     Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom      11 AM - 1:15 PM

The 2019 Black History Month opening event will feature author and historian Dr. Steven Hahn. Dr. Hahn is a professor of history at New York University. His previous work, A Nation Under Our Feet, received the Pulitzer Prize in History (2004), the Bancroft Prize in History (2004), and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History (2004), and was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize and Frederick Douglass Prize. 

Steven Hahn

 

Februray 4th       Chamberlain Student Center Pit             6 PM - 8 PM

An Evening with Crystal Langhorne

A Celebration of Girls & Women in Sports Day

Crystal Langhorne  

WNBA champion Crystal Langhorne as we celebrate the achievements of women in sports. A graduate of Willingboro High School, Langhorne played for the University

of Maryland, winning the 2006 NCAA Championship. In 2007 she represented the USA winning a FIBA World Championship. Langhorne then began
a professional career taking her to the WNBA All Star game twice and the 2018 WNBA Championship with the Seattle Storm. Langhorne will share lessons of excellence that took her from South Jersey to basketball’s largest stages as well as perspective on the opportunities and challenges in women’s sports.

February 5th       Chamberlain Student Center 221           5 PM - 7 PM

Mike Africa This BHM event will feature Mike Africa Jr., who was born behind bars in 1978 just before his parents were sentenced to 30 to 100 years. Mike is a political activist, hip-hop artist and dedicated member of the Philadelphia-based MOVE organization. He has made it his life’s work to free the MOVE 9 political prisoners, including his parents Debbie and Mike, Sr. who were paroled in 2018.

 February 5th        Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom         9:15 PM

Blackkklansman

SUP Movie Night

Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department whose memoir inspired Spike Lee’s blockbuster film BlacKkKlansman.

In 1978, Stallworth worked undercover and infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado Springs. By recruiting his partner Chuck to play the “white” Ron Stallworth in person, while speaking as himself to Klan members over the phone, he helped sabotage cross burnings, expose white supremacists in the military and combat domestic terrorism. Stallworth also befriended (and fooled) Grand Wizard David Duke. Later on, he led an undercover investigation into the anti-Klan protesters of the Progressive Labor Party.

Stallworth’s book, Black Klansman: A Memoir, is the basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman. The film has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and six Oscars.

 February 12th      Pfleeger Concert Hall                            5 PM - 6:30 PM

Bakithi Kumalo is a South African bassist, composer, and vocalist. Kumalo is most known for his fretless bass playing on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland

Bakithi Kumalo

 February 19th        Chamberlain Student Center Pit           7 PM - 8 PM

Nazu

NaZu African Dance Troupe consists of approximately 20 members who represent all age groups, backgrounds and cultures. They have performed in over 100 different shows over the past four years, and have traveled all over, including France to perform. They also performed at one of President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball events.

February 19th          Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom        9:15 PM

SUP Movie Night  Creed 2 

 

February 21st    Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom     7 PM - 9 PM

Rasheed Cromwell will lead a discussion centering on Greek Lettered organization life on college campuses, All We Do is Step and Stroll. He is the Author of the forthcoming book series The Miseducation of the Black Greek and is one of the leading authorities on fraternity and sorority life in the country. Mr. Cromwell currently teaches a Fraternal Values and Leadership Series at Howard University (Washington, DC) and served as a co-professor at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) where he taught a Black Greek leadership class for the past three years. Additionally, he facilitates training for NPHC advisors across the country for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at their national conferences (2010, 2011, 2013).  He is also an appointed member of the anti-hazing task force at Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Florida).

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February 27th    Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom      11 AM - 1:15 PM

Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. He was named in 2012 by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. 

Ticket cost is $50 per person. Please response by February 19, 2019 if you plan on attending or if you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund. For ticket information, please contact Denise Williams, williamsd@rowan.edu or by phone at 856-256-4818 to reserve to your ticket to this wonderful event.