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Black Heritage Month: Events at WPI

Resources related to the contributions of African American and African Diasporic communities at WPI's Gordon Library

Black Student Union Presents Normalizing Blackness: Black History, Everyday

February 1, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Join Event Online Here

Normalizing Blackness, Black History Every Day

 

Sponsored by the Black Student Union and Student Activities Office.

During this unprecedented moment within the racial justice movement of the 21st Century, reflecting on the exemplary lives of Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. is not enough. Creating spaces that acknowledge and incorporate the achievements, contributions, and leadership of Black figures is critical everyday, not just in February.

African-Americans are among the most significant scholars, social trendsetters, cultural producers, and community connectors the world has ever seen. While their contributions are becoming more understood, recognized and appreciated, there's still more work to be done. Opportunities for culturally-sensitive leadership development are now and the intent and impact is just as crucial. Help me normalize this topic everyday, so when it is brought up, it's not so uncomfortable, nuanced, and left in the shortest month of the year. Let's get to work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand why we need Black History in a 21st century America.
  • Discover the importance of being a culturally competent leader who is purposeful, empowering, real, and moral.
  • Identify and implement their personal leadership skills, talents, and strengths.
  • Develop more confidence around uncomfortable topics.
  • Learn significant cultural and historical references.

For more details on Tish Norman and her programs, visit: www.tishnorman.com

 

WPI Wikipedia Editing Community February Meet-Up Celebrating Black History

OMA Presents Fences

February 7, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00PM EST 

CRC Lounge, 19 Schussler Road

Movie Theaters are overrated. CRC Lounge? It’s critically acclaimed!! Come join us this Movie Monday, February 7th, 2022 7-9PM EST in the CRC Lounge at 19 Schussler Road. We will be watching Fences. Snacks will be provided!

Black Heritage Month: Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs fosters a campus community that respects and celebrates diversity in all its dimensions, including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, and physical ability.

OMA serves as a home base for students navigating the university experience—especially a challenging STEM path where diversity is essential. Some are first-generation students, some are students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, and some are looking for a community where they will thrive. We offer support, resources, tools, and direction to all WPI students through engaging initiatives, programs, and services. 

OMA staff members promote social justice, equity, and multicultural awareness while also providing the close community students need to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. Students connect with each other and find a network that lasts long after graduation.

NSBE Presents Black History Jeopardy

February 9, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Unity Hall 500

Join NSBE for Black History-Themed Jeopardy! Come with your A-game for a chance to win prizes!

The Social Committee Presents Moonlight

February 12, 2022 & February 13, 2022

7:30 PM - 10:00PM EST 

Fuller Upper

Join The Social Committee: Films for our next event, featuring Moonlight. We will show the movie at 8pm on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, but feel free to arrive around 7:30pm for trivia, candy, and popcorn! We're looking forward to seeing you all!
DISCLAIMER: The ideas portrayed in this movie are not necessarily representative of the views held by The Social Committee or members within the organization. 

TRIGGER WARNING: This movie contains instances of homophobia, the f-slur, violence against queer people, drug use, slurs.