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Black History Month Events


Here are our upcoming Black History Month events for 2018

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Conversation with Cops

February 6, 2018 6PM Mountainlair Commons Area

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HoopFest sponsored by CrossOver Pickup Basketball
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Student Rec Center (Upstairs Gym)

Prizes for the following 4 individual contest

  • Hot Shots ”How good is your jump shot”
  • Skills Competition – dribbling drills and free throws.
  • One on One – “there can only be one winner”
  • 3 Point Contest – “King of the Deep Shot”
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The Meeting (A Play) 
Thursday February 15, 2018 Mountainlair Ballroom 7PM

Black History Month, The Center for Black Culture and Research, and the Creative Arts Center have come together to bring to the stage a dramatic reading of the play “The Meeting”. The play, written by Jeff Stetson, centers on a hypothetical meeting of civil rights icons Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. WVU student actors are Andra Ward & Lonnie Simmons. 

Please join us on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. in The Mountainlair Ballrooms for what we know will be an unforgettable evening.

The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Join us for a reception before and after the performance in a gallery exhibit sponsored by WVU Multicultural Programs in the Potomac Room in the Mountainlair across from the Ballroom:

A gallery exhibition of the Mountainlair's Permanent Art Collection will be featured in the Potomac Room on the second floor of the Mountainlair. This exhibit will show pieces of the collection which have been in storage for nearly 50 years. 


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Privilege Walk

Thursday February 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Pi Mu Chapter at WVU will be hosting a Privilege Walk in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. They will discuss and highlight how people benefit or are marginalized by systems in our society. 
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This is event has been Canceled. The 3Ps's: Profiling, Police, and Prison
Wednesday February 21, 2018 7PM Mountaineer Room


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Our Annual Black History Month Music Showcase
Thursday February 22, 2018 7PM Gluck Theater Mountainlair
has been canceled. 

Good afternoon,

 

In light of the disturbing events of this past weekend, The Center for Black Culture and Research has decided to cancel its Annual Music Showcase, and stand in solidarity to support the “Privilege Walk” being sponsored by students here at West Virginia University on Thursday February 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. We encourage everyone to come out and contribute to this crucial conversation about the consequential nature of privilege, and how it continues to impact our nation.

 

We would also like to thank the students who worked so hard on our Annual Music Showcase. We appreciate your considerable efforts, and the sacrifice of time you made to make the showcase a successful yearly event.

 

Thank you,

 

Marjorie M. Fuller, Director

The WVU Center for Black Culture and Research


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