Thursday, January 30
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 3
Black Excellence: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
6-8 P.M. | MBSC 207 Ballroom
Know Your Rights, Know Your Responsibilities will be a fun, informative, and interactive evening filled with games, role-playing, and information geared towards knowing your rights and responsibilities as a citizen. We will be accompanied by officers from OPD and the Sheriff's Department! Light refreshments will be offered as well.
Tuesday, February 4
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Meet and Greet: Office of Multicultural Affairs, 4-4:30 P.M.
Speaking event: Thompson Alumni Center Bootstrapper Hall, 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 5
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 11
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 13
“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 Johnston, Wayne Brown, and Skylar Reed.
Wednesday, February 19
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 25
Black Excellence: Mardi Gras Kickoff
11 A.M.-2 P.M. | MBSC Dodge Rooms
Join us for a celebration of culture and festivities at Black Excellence’s Mardi Gras Bash! This year we are paying homage to the historical traditions of the French holiday Fat Tuesday and the festivities on Bourbon Street in a big way. From delicious beignets to the colorful feathers and beads, join us for a New Orleans treat!
Friday, February 28
CANCELED | Black Excellence: Mardi Gras Bash
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