Friday, February 1st
BHM Book Club: You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
12 P.M. | Criss Library 249
A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson. Come for a great, robust, deep discussion.
Tuesday, February 5th
11 A.M. | UNMC, Durham Outpatient Center, Atrium on the Main Level
The goal of the Gospel Fest is to share the African-American sacred music experience with all people. It is designed to educate and provide and celebrate cultural enrichment. Free garage parking available.
Wednesday, February 6th
Movie Screening “Bessie” & Discussion
6 P.M. | CEC 230/231 | UNO STUDENTS ONLY
Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, is a film that chronicles the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. Director Dee Rees eloquently illustrates Bessie’s public and private life with particular attention to her talents, her sexuality, and her mental health challenges. The film won four Primetime Emmy Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Movie.
Thursday, February 7th
The Hidden Colors Part 1
11 A.M.-1:30 P.M. | CPACS 132
The first film in the series, Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.
Thursday, February 14th
The Hidden Colors Part 2
11 A.M.-1:30 P.M. | MBSC Omaha Room (304)
Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin
Thursday, February 21st
The Hidden Colors Part 3
11 A.M.-1:30 P.M. |MBSC Omaha Room (304)
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism
Charlene Butts Ligon
12-1 P.M. UNMC | 6-7 P.M. UNO Library Services
Charlene Butts Ligon is the daughter of Evelyn Butts. She is a retired Air Force master sergeant and lives in Bellevue, Nebraska with her husband Robert. In 2017, she started her own publishing company Smallwood Charlotte Press. She is an entrepreneur, publisher and author.
About her book:
FEARLESS: How a poor Virginia seamstress took on Jim Crow, beat the poll tax and changed her city forever is about Evelyn T. Butts. A poor seamstress who became a forceful and courageous voting rights champion and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that abolished the poll tax.
Friday, February 22nd
Black Excellence’s “For the Culture” Social
7:30 P.M. | University Village Clubhouse
Food, Music, Games, & Fun
Tuesday, February 26th
6-8 P.M. | Thompson Alumni Center
There are 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 learn more about each of these organizations at this event.
Thursday, February 28th
The Hidden Colors Part 4
11 A.M.-1:30 P.M. | MBSC Ballroom
Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy
Black Folx Rock
6 P.M. | Maverick Village Clubhouse
Black Folx Rock! is a multimedia exploration into the influence the African diaspora has had on rock music—from 50’s rock ‘n’ roll to ska to punk and more. Watch documentaries, rock out to music, enjoy refreshments, and have a great time in the Maverick Village Clubhouse.
Thank You BHM Sponsors:
- Office of Multicultural Affairs
- University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
- UNMC Human Resources and Public Relations
- Black Studies Department
- Criss Library Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Project Achieve
- Student Involvement
- Omaha community members
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Black Student Union
- Human Resources Department
- Office of Civic and Social Responsibility
- Thompson Learning Community
- Student Leaders
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology