Thursday, January 30th
Daniel D Performance
11 A.M.-1 P.M. | MBSC 207 Ballroom
Come listen to renowned violinist, Daniel D, who will be preforming a special musical engagement. Daniel D is a classically trained contemporary violinist who began performing at age 12. Daniel gained national recognition for his blend of Hip Hop, R&B, and Gospel music with performances for President Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Monday, February 3rd
Black Excellence: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
6-8 P.M. | MBSC 207 Ballroom
Tuesday, February 4th
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ibram X Kendi
Meet and Greet: Office of Multicultural Affairs, 4-4:30 P.M.
Speaking event: CEC 201/205/208, 6-8 P.M.
Dr. Ibram X Kendi will be deliver a keynote address to discuss his book How to be an Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is an ideas columnist at The Atlantic.
Wednesday, February 5th
24th & Glory Reception
12-1 P.M. | Criss Library
Criss Library and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a meet and greet with the author and subjects of the World Herald’s latest book “24th and Glory.” Written by World-Herald writer Dirk Chatelain, “24th and Glory” chronicles the rise of North Omaha and the generation of athletes it spawned in the 1950s and ’60s, including greats like Bob Boozer, Bob Gibson, Gale Sayers, Roger Sayers, Johnny Rodgers, Ron Boone and Marlin Briscoe
Tuesday, February 11th
Meet the Greek
6-8 P.M. | MBSC Ballroom
Come learn about the nine historically Black Greek letter organizations (BGLOs) that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Collectively, these organizations are referred to as "The Divine Nine." Each of these fraternities and sororities is rich in history. Students will be able to meet representatives from each of these organizations with a panel discussion to follow.
Thursday, February 13th
“Out of Omaha” Screening and Discussion
6-8:30 P.M. | CPACS 132, 132D
The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a screening of the documentary film “Out of Omaha,” directed by Clay Tweel. Out of Omaha is an intimate portrait of twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in the racially divided city of Omaha. Filmed over eight years the film examines the twins’ hopes and struggles and how much it takes to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the creators and subjects of the film including Darcell Trotter, Ryan Johnson, Wayne Brown, and Skylar Reed.
Wednesday, February 19th
Black Professionals Networking Event
6:30-7:30 P.M. | MBSC, MCA Office
Meet with a network of black entrepreneurs and business owners in the Omaha area. This event will be a great chance to form connections and develop opportunities with black professional in our community.
Tuesday, February 25th
Black Excellence: Mardi Gras Kickoff
11 A.M.-2 P.M. | MBSC Dodge Rooms
Wednesday, February 26th
11 A.M.-2 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
A hyper-positive festival that celebrates the black history experience. Come taste incredible soul food from popular food truck Taste of New Orleans and visit a variety of spectacular vendors from around the community. This is an event you don’t want to miss.
Friday, February 28th
Black Excellence: Mardi Gras Bash
6-9 P.M. | UV Clubhouse