Black History Month: February 2015

February 1-6, 2015
MLK Week Interfaith Priorities of the Civil Rights Movement

In one of the last books he wrote, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, Martin Luther King Jr. said that the Civil Rights movement and his aspiration of “Beloved Community” were expressions of faith: "We have inherited a large house, a great 'world house' in which we have to live together -- black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Muslim and Hindu…”

You are invited to learn about the ways in which interfaith cooperation was pivotal in organizing the Civil Rights Movement. In addition you are invited to participate in services from several traditions. A schedule of worship services is below:

Sunday February 1st   10:30am Lutheran Worship Service

Monday February 2nd 9:15am Meditation and Mindfulness

Tuesday February 3rd 7:30pm Zen Buddhist Meditation

Wednesday February 4th 9:00pm Intervarsity Worship Night

Thursday February 5th 9:15am-4:30am Open House*

Friday February 6th 12:30pm Interfaith Discussion “Where do we go from here?”

*Resources from: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim traditions

**The Knubel Chapel and Interfaith Prayer Room are open daily for individual prayer and meditation 




February 10, 2015
Movie Screening

Screening of King: A Filmed Record Montgomery to Memphis.  On Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 4-8 CICA. This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Beginning with the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the production follows King through major steps in his struggle to promote racial equality. Including footage of King's stirring speeches, the documentary is a fitting tribute to his legacy, and features clips narrated by numerous celebrities such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman and James Earl Jones. All guests are invited to stay after for a post screening discussion & reception.

February 11, 2015
BSU Movie Night and Discussion: Fruitvale Statio (Coffee House at 9 PM)

February 12, 2015
Visiting Scholar Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan (Spiro 2 at 7 PM)

February 20, 2015
Opera Ebony
On Friday, Feb. 20 at 1 the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join Opera Ebony for its presentation of “No Cowards in our Band,” based on the life of Frederick Douglas. The program is sponsored by the Wagner College Music Department and the Center for Intercultural Advancement.

February 24, 2015
Read Aloud (Union Atrium, 12-1 PM)

February 25, 2015
A Tribute to Black Music
On Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 9 the Campus Hall Performance Center, please join the Music Department for the college’s annual “Tribute to Black Music.” Details to follow.

February 27, 2015
BSU Old School Themed Party (Gatehouse Lounge, 10 PM)

February 27, 2015
Mass Incarceration: Provocative Thought on America's Fastest Growing Industry
(Manzulli Room, Foundation Hall, 2-3:30 PM)
This moderated panel discussion engages participants in a conversation the current state of the criminal justice system and the mass incarceration epidemic. Featuring an excerpted staged reading of The Peculiar Patriot by poet-performer Liza Jessie Peterson.

February 28, 2015
Island Voice “Know Your History” Empowerment (11am-5pm)
Bobby Digi, Lori Weintrob