Black History Month at PLU
2017 Calendar of Events
A Visual Display of PLU’s Black History
Grey Area in the AUC
PLU’s Campus Ministry office will present a month long visual display of PLU’s Black History. Stop by the grey area in the Anderson University Center during the month of February to view this art piece.
Black History Quiz Bowl
Pflueger Hall 2nd Floor Lounge – 6pm
Join the PLU Black Student Union as we host our first official event during Black History Month. This night will host a Jeopardy style quiz game based on Black History facts and figures.
BSU Club Meeting Movie & Discussion: 13th
The Diversity Center – 6:30pm
Join the Black Student Union for our first club meeting for the Spring 2017 Semester. During this meeting we will show the highly acclaimed Netflix Documentary by Ava DuVernay 13th, which centers on race in the United States criminal justice system. After the movie we will have a discussion on the themes of the movie
“A Seat at the Table” Listening Party
The Center for Gender Equity – 5:30pm
Join the Center for Gender Equity as they listen to Solange Knowles’s album “A Seat at the Table” and have a follow-up discussion about the album’s themes around Blackness, Black women/Black femininity, racism, rage, and identity politics within the album itself and through its consumption.
Black Male Barbershop Talk
Pflueger Hall 2nd Floor Study Lounge – 6pm
The Barbershop in the Black community is known as a space and place of laughter, fun, community, discussing everything from religion, to sports, and most importantly issues facing the Black community. Come join us for an opportunity to discuss critical issues of success and support for Black males on PLU’s campus. RSVP to get a free haircut at email@example.com. First come, first serve.
BSU Open Mic Night
Hinderlie Hall, 1st Floor Lounge – 6pm
Join BSU for our inaugural Open Mic Night where this will offer those with varying amount of talents to put those talents on display. All students are welcome to join in on the fun. This open mic night will also host a few people displaying talents honoring Black History and Culture.
Celebration of Black History and Culture
Anderson University Center, CK West – 6pm
Join the Black Student Union for our signature Black History Month Event, “A Celebration of Black History and Culture.” This event will feature performances by traditional African and contemporary Hip Hop dance groups, spoken word poetry, and the Black History Month Featured Speaker, Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn. This event promises to showcase, educate, and celebrate the shared history, culture, and accomplishments that have been attributed to those of the African diaspora.
Literary Black History: Exploring the Works of African-American Authors
Anderson University Center 34 – 4pm
Join PLU’s English Honor Society as they celebrate and discuss some of the literary works of influential Black authors. All academic disciplines are welcomed. The selected readings will be available in Admin 201.
The Evolution of Hip Hop
The CAVE – 8pm
Join BSU for our annual dance that will showcase Hip Hop from its early beginnings to today. This event will also serve as a celebration of Black History, Black Culture, Black Music, and Black People.
Back to our Roots: Church Fellowship
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Seattle – 10:15am
The Black church has always served as the cornerstone for the Black community. Join BSU as we travel to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Seattle for a church fellowship service where one of our BSU Advisors will be preaching this Sunday. A PLU van has been reserved, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to ride the van. The van and others will leave promptly at 9:00am.