Upset the Set-Up: Show Up, Disrupt, and Get in Good Trouble
The Angelina Pedroso Center
These events are co-sponsored by:
- President's Office
- Division of Academic Affairs
- Student Affairs
- Black Caucus
- Sigma Eta Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Student Leadership Development
- El Centro
- Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS)
- Department of African and African American Studies (AFAM)
- Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education
- Career Development
- Education Inquiry & Curriculum Studies (EICS)
- Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS)
- Illinois Writing Project
- Proyecto Pa'Lante
- Teacher Education
- Latina/o and Latin American Studies
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Master of Arts in Community and Teacher Leaders
Black History Month EVENTS
*Signature events hosted and planned by the Black Heritage Committee
Harambee means "pulling together." Come celebrate the wonder and beauty of African descended people and their culture.
Black Heritage Month Virtual Book Display
The NEIU Libraries feature a virtual book display celebrating the authors and writings that reflect the lives and heritage of the Black community. The display includes e-books, streaming media and other online resources available to the NEIU community through the library.
Science Rules EveryTHING Round Me: One Man's Journey
Dr. Kadeem Richardson will join us to talk about his scientific journey and his research in reproductive physiology. This event is sponsored by Student Center for Science Engagement.
Black Accountants Virtual Panel
The Accounting Associates Club at NEIU in partnership with Career Development and College of Business and Management hosts the Black Accountants Virtual Panel for Black History Month. Everyone is welcome.
BLack with context at NEiu
This workshop aims to give some historical context about the Black student experience at NEIU and how it plays a part in the work we do today.
This event is a celebration of Black love and community through games, food, and fun. Come and celebrate with us!
Annual Conference on Genocide and Human Rights Research in Africa and the Diaspora
The theme of conference is Genocide and Human Rights Research in Remembering Heroes/Heroines: Unique and Collective Strategies of Resistance and Prevention of Genocide in Africa and the Diaspora. This year’s conference also celebrates the official inauguration of the GHRAD Center. Students, scholars and the general public are invited to attend.
Academic Talk: Featuring Dr. Bettina Love*
Titled “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom,” Dr. Love’s talk discusses the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex. Abolitionist teaching is built on the creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity and rebellious spirit, and methods of abolitionists to demand and fight for an educational system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving.
When: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16
Virtual Location: Registration Closed
Contact: Timothy Mays, email@example.com
GCOE/CCICS Black Heritage Month Lecture featuring Dr. Kamau Rashid
Dr. Rashid's work is related to exploring African and African diasporan social critique and activism. This has meant an on-going exploration of the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois and their relevance to contemporary critical theories such as Critical Race Theory, Black Feminism, the African-centered paradigm, Du Bois’s critique of capitalism, his advocacy of Pan-Africanism, and so on.
Cartoons & Cereal*
A throwback to the days of watching Saturday morning cartoons and eating breakfast cereal. Cartoons feature main characters from the African diaspora. Wear your pajamas, bring your pillows and blankets and get ready for a fun time!
Screening of documentary: "Talking Black in America"
“Talking Black in America” gives an overview of the history of African American Language (AAL). Prominent African American linguists talk about how AAL developed, describe linguistic features typical for AAL and show that AAL is a systematic dialect of English, dispelling many popular myths around this linguistic variety and its speakers. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with one of the producers or a discussion led by professors in the Linguistics department. For more information about the film, visit the official website.
Historical Ties between African Diaspora and Latinx Communities
The presentation shares insight on the many overlaps of history that the African Diaspora and Latinx community share with each other in the United States and Latin America. From music, language, and solidarity to caste systems, community space, and schools, the presentation touches on different platforms shared by both communities, including Chicago.
Black Heritage Month: NPB COmedy Night
The Northeastern Programming Board (NPB) is hosting a comedy night with Chris James. He is a British African comic whose charming style of comedy includes stories, impressions and characters. Chris recently played Barack Obama in the upcoming feature film "Obamaland." His comedy special and one-man show performances led to sold-out shows in New York City.
UNDOCUMENTED, Black & UNSEEN
Join two college students as they share their stories and shed light into their undocumented and Black identities that often times go unseen.
Hold Fast to Dreams
Voice students and faculty from the Department of Music and Dance record and compile a recital featuring works by Florence Price, Betty Jackson King, Hall Johnson, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, H. T. Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore and others. The program includes solo performances along with small ensemble collaborations
Black Heritage Awards*
The annual Black Heritage Awards celebrates and recognizes the contributions of African and African American members of the NEIU community.