University Celebrates Black History Month with Lectures, Discussions, and Arts

Lectures, discussions, and creative arts support William Paterson University’s annual observance of Black History Month during February 2020.

This year’s theme “Reclaiming and Creating our Legacy” is rooted in understanding the origins of African-American heritage and learning how to continue creating positive legacies for generations to come. Events include:

Tuesday, February 4

  • Opening Ceremony, David E. Jones, EdD, chief diversity officer and Jhamani Ashcraft, Black Student Union, will speak; 12:30 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms B and C

Wednesday, February 5

  • WP Alumni Panel, 5 p.m., Library Auditorium

Thursday, February 6

  • School Daze Party, 8 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms ABC

Saturday, February 8

  • Lunch with Purpose, 11 a.m., Campus Restaurant, University Commons Wayne Hall WH-234

Monday, February 10

  • Making our Voice Heard: Walking in Pride as a Haitian American, 12 p.m., University Commons 216
  • Service Matters, 7 p.m. University Commons Multipurpose room

Tuesday, February 11

  • Red Table Talk: Discussion on Immigration, 12:30 p.m., University Commons 171A
  • Relationship Etiquette, 7 p.m., University Commons Ballroom C

Wednesday, February 12

  • Commuter Breakfast, 9 a.m., University Commons 171 AB
  • AfriCinema Film and Discussion, 6 p.m., University Commons 216
  • Down Home Dinner, 9 p.m., Wayne Dining Hall, meal swipe or dining hall meal purchase required

Thursday, February 13

  • Faculty/Staff and Student Mixer, 12:30 p.m., University Commons 211

Saturday, February 15

  • Trip to National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., 6 a.m. to 12. a.m. (midnight), student ticket $10, guest ticket $55, purchase in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Sunday, February 16

  • Night Fit for a King, 7 p.m., University Ballrooms ABC

Tuesday, February 18

  • Red Tale Talk: Black Literature, 12:30 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, February 19

  • Vision 2020: Discussion on the Election, 6 p.m., University Commons 211

Thursday, February 20

  • “A Soldiers Play,” New York City Broadway Trip, 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., student ticket $10, purchase in Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302

Friday, February 21

  • Senior/Junior Retreat, 12 p.m., 1600 Valley Road

Saturday, February 22

  • Senior/Junior Retreat, 11 a.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room
  • The ’08 Salute to the “Yes We Can” Era, 9 p.m., Party Sponsored by Brave New Radio, University Commons Ballrooms ABC

Monday, February 24

  • Self-care space, 10 a.m., University Commons 202
  • “Concrete Thoughts” Poetry Slam, 7 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, February 25

  • Taste of Culture, 12:30 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room
  • “Philadanco,” Trip to NJPAC, 5 to 10 p.m., purchase tickets at Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), Panel Discussion, 7:30 p.m., University Commons 216

Thursday, February 27

  • Red Table Talk: Black therapy, 12:30 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room
  • Gospel Night Showcase, 7 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room

Saturday, February 29

  • Closing AfroBrunch Celebration, 11 a.m. University Commons Multipurpose Room
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