Celebrate Black History Month


Contributed by Maureen Forrest

Black History Month will be celebrated at Ithaca College with a full schedule of film screenings, music performances, discussions, and lectures in February. All events are free and open to the public. Details on some of the presentations are still being finalized; for the most updated information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (607) 274-1692.

Wednesday, February 25
"The Race against Terror, the Terror of Race: Historical Amnesia, Racial Resistance, and Critical Media Literacy,"a Park Distinguished Visitors Series talk by Michael Eric Dyson

7:30 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center
Once a teen father who lived on welfare, Dyson is now recognized as one of the most prominent intellectuals of his generation. He has carved a unique niche in the black pantheon of scholars by combining the most rigorous habits of scholarly investigation with the crucial insights of black popular culture.

Thursday, February 26
Black History Month/LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Center film screening of A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde, with a discussion by filmmaker Michelle Parkerson to follow

7:00 p.m., Park Hall Auditorium
Self-described as a black lesbian, feminist, warrior, poet, and mother, Audre Lorde was the voice and inspiration for a generation of activists fighting for lesbian and gay rights, civil liberties, and equality for women. Writer, filmmaker, and university lecturer Michelle Parkerson will examine and celebrate Lorde's life.

These events are sponsored by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and the Provost; Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies; African-Latino Society; School of Music; and Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Related Link:

  • Black History Month at IC -- full calendar

    Contributed by David Maley