UM-Flint celebrates Black History Month

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Dr. Guluma Gemeda pours coffee in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony as a part of Africa Week 2020 at UM-Flint.
Dr. Guluma Gemeda pours coffee in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony as a part of Africa Week 2020 at UM-Flint. (Photo by Logan McGrady, College of Arts & Sciences)

The University of Michigan-Flint is celebrating Black History Month with a series of panels, speakers, films, performances, and more.

The Black Student Union, Intercultural Center, Department of Africana Studies, African Student Association, Center for Gender and Sexuality, College of Arts and Sciences, and Office of the Provost are hosting the events on campus and throughout Flint.

Check out the full list of events for Black History Month and Africa Week. Select events include:

Faculty Panel: Research of Africana Studies Faculty
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 in 329 French Hall

Lunch & Lecture: Professor Kelly Askew, Anthropology and Afroamerican & Africana Studies faculty member at UM-Ann Arbor and dance by Angels in Motion
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Happenings Room.
RSVP to (810) 762-3353 or mandyst@umich.edu

African Drumming & Dance Performance
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Kiva 

African Story Time
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Totem Books, 620 W. Court Street, Flint

A Seat at the Table
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Intercultural Center

Africa Week/Common Read HBO Documentary: True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Kiva

Family Feud
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the Happenings Room

CGS Film Series – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at CGS

Dine & Dialogue: Black History Month
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Michigan Rooms C&D

Black History Month Speaker
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the UM-Flint Theatre

Colorful Convo
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Intercultural Center

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