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LVAIC Institutions Celebrate Black History Month

January 24, 2022, @ 4:20 PM

Events:

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: “Proud to Be!” Poster Presentation
February 1 – February 28 | Light Lounge, Seegers Union
Please stop by all month long to see and reflect upon a collection of quotes from various Black leaders, including those from Muhlenberg’s community.

 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: Young, Gifted, and Black
February 1, 2022 – May 27, 2022 | Luag Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center
The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff Young, Gifted and Black showcases works, in a variety of mediums, by emerging artists of African descent, alongside works by established artists who have paved the way for the younger generation.

 

MORAVIAN UNIVERSITY: Bob Mayer Book Talk
Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 3:45 PM | in the AfterWords Cafe, Reeves Library
Information: email Gavin P. Kemery kemeryg@moravian.edu

 

DESALES UNIVERSITY: Black History Month Keynote – Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 6PM via Zoom
Dr Dyson’s keynote will explore race and social justice while speaking to the challenges often faced when advancing equity and inclusion work in the Academy.
Information: https://calendar.desales.edu/event/black_history_month_keynote_-_dr_michael_eric_dyson#.Ye8Tzf7MLIU

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: Love Letters with Lester Mayers
Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm in The Great Room, Seegers Union
Please join BSA as they bring poet Lester Mayers to campus for a multi-faceted performance that explores Lester’s personal experiences with love — and the varied ways love impacts us all. Following Lester’s performance, BSA’s faculty advisor, Dr. Emanuela Kucik, will facilitate a discussion between Lester and the audience.
Information:   email Dr. Kucik emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu


LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: Art in Dialogue: Provisional Bodies – Chiffon Thomas and Denny Mwaura
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at  7:00 PM | virtual

Join artist Chiffon Thomas and Chicago-based public programmer Denny Mwaura for a conversation on Thomas’ artistic trajectory and their uses of castings, family photographs, and found materials to examine notions of biopower, gender identity, and racial formation.
Information: https://lehigh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrc-irpzMvGd2jEn9lwueVUgAZRJuwxUnX

 

DESALES UNIVERSITY: Black and Brown Excellence: Culturally Responsive Action and Well-Being
Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom
In honor of Black History Month, this session will challenge us to consider what are we called to action to do in 2022?  Let’s think about racial equity and justice and understand the impact these items have on our well-being.  This engaging session/workshop with Bart Bailey, will explore historical trauma around race and our efforts towards justice and the need for change that impacts our humanity and well-being”.
Information: https://calendar.desales.edu/event/black_and_brown_excellence_culturally_responsive_action_and_well-being#.Ye_6pPXML0o

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: Judas and the Black Messiah Film Screening
February 10, 7 – 9:30 p.m. | The Event Space, Seegers Union
Please join BSA for a screening of Judas and the Black Messiah. BSA’s faculty advisor, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies, Emanuela Kucik, will open the event with background context on the Black Panther Party that dismantles commonly-held myths about the group and emphasizes the Party’s focus on loving and supporting Black populations across the world. Following the screening, Kucik will facilitate a conversation about the film.
Information:   email Dr. Kucik emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu

 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: LUAG Family Workshop: Embroidered Family Stories inspired by Chiffon Thomas
February 12, 2022  1:00PM to 4:00PM | Luag Main Gallery
Inspired by the embroidered and painted images of the artist Chiffon Thomas on view in the exhibition Young, Gifted and Black, families will create a simple embroidered fabric family story of their own. Please bring a photocopy of your family or a family member to incorporate into your artwork.
No embroidery experience necessary! Workshop will be led by Teaching Artist Rebecca Kelly.
Information: https://forms.gle/1qkgD5tSx1mGQghY6

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: Toward Diversity: Black Experiences at Muhlenberg College, 1925 – 2021
Tuesday, February 15 via Zoom
Please join the Africana Studies Program as we engage in conversation with the project creators and several Black alumni from the 1970s to debut the website and discuss the experiences of Black communities at Muhlenberg over the past fifty years.
Information:   email Dr. Kucik emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu

 

MORAVIAN UNIVERSITY: Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory? Part I
Wednesday, February 16th @7:00 PM in Prosser Auditorium, HUB and/or Zoom: mrvn.co/feb16
Information: email Gavin P. Kemery kemeryg@moravian.edu

 

DESALES UNIVERSITY: Athlete Advocacy – Its Impact and Legacy
Thursday, February 17 at 7:00pm via Zoom
In honor of Black History Month at DSU, the Office of DEI’s ‘Let’s Talk DEI series’ will explore the impact and legacy of athlete advocacy in college athletics.  Our panelists will include Dr. Lauren Brown from DeSales University’s Sport Management program, Bilal Salaam from Kutztown University Athletics and Scott Blair, AVP for DEI at DeSales. Join us for an engaging session for the entire community.
Information: https://calendar.desales.edu/event/athlete_advocacy_-_its_impact_and_legacy#.Ye_7FPXML0o

 

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE: A Love Letter to Blackness Gala
Saturday, February 20 from 3 – 5 p.m. | Seegers Union
Join the Office of Multicultural Life for our annual Gala celebrating our Black community on campus. The event will feature a keynote speech by Hasshan Batts, a variety of musical performances and poetry and spoken word from student leaders.
Information:   email Dr. Kucik emanuelakucik@muhlenberg.edu

 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY: Young, Gifted and Black: Artist Talk and Opening Reception
February 22, 2022 6:00-8:30 pm | Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
Join us for a discussion between abstract contemporary artists Alteronce Gumby and Wilmer Wilson IV, with collector Bernard Lumpkin. They will explore ways that both artists work across a variety of artistic disciplines and mediums, and the function of materiality within their work and artistic process. After the discussion, please join us in LUAG’s main galleries for a reception for the exhibition Young, Gifted and Black.
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqz78hWYC9Cf93SyEDJ7VGIljFNYTzhPF6PTxjouNoEFQZlQ/viewform

 

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE & LEHIGH UNVERSITY:  How food is the gateway to culture and how Elle  Simone Scott displays her authentic self in the kitchen—and beyond.
Tuesday, February. 22 from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | virtual
The Executive Editor and Founder of The Diversity Council at America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) fought for herself — navigating a career and life full of extreme highs and lows, including an ovarian cancer diagnosis twice and agonizing treatments that followed, losing everything in the height of the 2008 recession and then reinventing herself career-wise, and being one of the few queer women of color to work as a chef in the culinary world.
Information: email Karina Fuentes fuentesk@lafayette.edu
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhJxroM69qMq8F9719j7yUhHIXtFu0GzI747EziZtwf3J65Q/viewform

 

MORAVIAN COLLEGE:  Join us via Zoom to discuss Tiya Miles’ award-winning book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.
Thursday, February 24th, 10:30am via Zoom
Please contact Elizabeth Young Miller (millere@moravian.edu) for the Zoom link.  All are welcome.

 

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE : Sigal Museum – In Conversation: Chawne Kimber
Thursday, February 24, 2022
As a renowned quilt artist, Kimber explores the history of cotton production and the historical and contemporary issues of racism and social justice. Her quilts have been acquired by many leading institutions, including the Smithsonian, the International Quilt Museum, and the Petrucci Family Foundation. In this installment of our In Conversation series, Kimber will discuss quilting as a means of expression and as a therapeutic outlet, the role of quilt making in the preservation of stories, the many roles of labor involved in the quilting process, and quilting as a path toward social justice.

 

DESALES UNIVERSITY: Inclusive Justice: Urban Planning in Macon
Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm via Zoom
As part of the Office of DEI’s “Let’s Talk DEI” Series and in honor of Black History Month, Weston Stroud of the Piedemont Construction Group of Macon, Georgia will join us.  Weston’s engineering expertise and social justice advocacy lens will be explored while navigating his work in the greater Atlanta area.
Information: https://calendar.desales.edu/event/inclusive_justice_urban_planning_in_macon#.Ye_7Y_XML0o

 

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE : Sigal Museum visit with OID –  Easton Out Loud (Fourth Friday)
Friday, February 25, 2022 from 5:00-9:00 pm | Free Admission
Celebrate Easton Out Loud with the Sigal Museum!
Each fourth Friday of the month, the Sigal Museum hosts extended hours with free admission, gallery tours, and museum interactives. Celebrate Black History Month with us by enjoying our exhibit Another American’s Autobiography: Selections from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, where over 20 artists grapple with themes of patriotism, identity, and allegiance in the 21st century.

 

MORAVIAN UNIVERSITY: Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory? Part II
Thursday, March 10th @7:00 PM in Johnston Hall and/or Zoom: mrvn.co/march10
Featuring Dr. Harrison Bailey, Principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem
Information: email Gavin P. Kemery kemeryg@moravian.edu

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