Presbyterian College will celebrate Black History Month with several events scheduled throughout the month of February.
Why Black History Month?
A forum to discuss the importance and significance of Black History Month will take place on Monday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. The PC Bluefish-sponsored event will be held in Neville 122. Fishbowl is a forum that brings students, faculty, and other members of the PC community together for respectful dialogue across various topics.
Presby First+ Fridays: BHM Edition
Students can show off their talents during Open Mic Night on Friday, Feb. 5 from 7- 9 p.m. in the Springs Great Room. The event is sponsored by Presby First+ and Student Involvement.
Who is Charlotte Hawkins Brown?
On Thursday, Feb. 11, representatives from the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum will virtually join attendees in the H.P. Amphitheater to share the story of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown. The Brown Minority Student Union House is named in honor of Brown, a black woman who created her own school for African American children in the rural south. A portrait of Brown will be unveiled and then housed in the MSU House. The hybrid event begins at 8 p.m.
I LIVE F.R.E.S.H.: The 5-Step Recipe for Living the Dream
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, nationally recognized motivational speaker Frank Kitchen will share his secret for success and how YOU can use his five-step process, too, to create a purposeful life. Kitchen is a former educator and successful entrepreneur. Students must register for the Zoom event before it begins at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Career & Professional Development and door prizes will be offered.
Black History Month Convocation & Lecture
Dr. Kendra Hamilton, professor of English and southern studies, will be the guest lecturer at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Black History Month Convocation & Lecture. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Kuhne Auditorium.
#4TheCulture Social Media Takeover and Game Night
On Friday, Feb. 19, students are encouraged to wear clothing that honors and celebrates historical black figures or moments in black history. Participants are also encouraged to post their outfit with #4TheCulture MSU to be featured on the MSU IG page.
#4TheCulture Game Night will take place the same night from 7-8 p.m. on the second floor of Springs Gym. The event, sponsored by MSU and Presby First+, will feature music and games that test contestants’ knowledge of black culture.
Being Black @ PWIs Panel
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., black students on campuses at predominately white institutions will speak about their unique experiences. A few African American faculty and staff will also discuss best practices and share meaningful experiences for navigating blackness at a PWI. The event, sponsored by NAACP in partnership with MSU and Presby First+, will take place in Kuhne Auditorium.
Career Stories From Black PC Alumni
On Thursday, Feb. 25, a diverse panel of black alumni will speak about their career paths and other experiences in the workforce. Attendees can also have breakout sessions to discuss their own experience and career goals. Attendees must register before the Zoom event begins at 7 p.m. to participate. Door prizes will be offered at this event sponsored by the offices of Career & Professional Development and Religious Life & Multicultural Community.
Imani: A Celebration of Black Faith
Black History isn’t limited to February. A worship service in celebration of the faith tradition that has sustained the black community for generations will take place on Wednesday, March 3 (the third Wednesday in the season of Lent). The 2021-2022 officers of the Multicultural Student Union will also be formally installed. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Edmunds Hall or virtually.
For more information on events please contact the Office of Religious Life and Multicultural Community Engagement or any of the departments and organizations listed.