Black History Month

 Black History Month is an annual celebration aimed at recognizing the significant achievements African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S history, through their contributions in politics, arts, sciences, entertainment, law, sports and much more.

Sponsors from around campus have come together to create a unified Black History Month program calendar, bringing a variety of  events and activities to celebrate and highlight Black history at UNA, in the Shoals, and throughout the country. 

 

The History of Faculty Integration at UNA

Monday, February 1, 2021 All Day - Collier Library
Honoring Black History Month, we are showcasing an exhibit featuring Black literature and the history of faculty integration at UNA.
Honoring Black History Month, we are showcasing an exhibit featuring Black literature and the history of faculty integration at UNA. 

Black History Month Jeopardy

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 4:00pm - GUC Performance Center
Flyer for Black History Month Jeopardy happening February 2 at 4pm in the GUC Performance Center
Join IGC for a game of Jeopardy focused on Black History. There will be prizes for the winners. Snacks will be provided, while supplies last. This event is made possible by the student activity fund.

Anime Night - "Afro Samurai"

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00pm - Com 131
Flyer for Anime Night on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00pm - Com 131
To celebrate Black History Month, our anime night screening will feature Afro Samurai. This is an in-person event that will be held in the Communications Building Room 131. Face coverings are required along with social distancing. There will be limited seating. 
Screening Disclaimer: There are uses of explicit language.

UServe: Ethical Storytelling Workshop

Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:00pm - Zoom
Flyer for Userve Event Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:00pm - Zoom
In this workshop, we’ll be diving into the challenging concept of ethical storytelling in immersive service work, the dangers of perpetuating single-story narratives, and the power in sharing stories that ultimately contribute to dismantling systems of oppression. Registration is available here: https://tinyurl.com/febuserve

Movie Night and Discussion: Queen & Slim

February 5, 2021 7:00pm - GUC Performance Center
Flyer for Queen and Slim movie showing on February 5 at 7pm in GUC Performance Center
Join CPH for a screening of Queen and Slim. Snacks will be provided, while supplies last. This event is made possible by the student activity fund. 

Community Service All-Stars

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00pm - Zoom
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Alternative Breaks will be chatting with UNA alumni, and former AB Site Leader, Alieshia Morris. Alieshia studied human resources, is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and was the first Black student at UNA to get involved in the AB program. She played a critical role in growing the program and has left a lasting legacy.
Register using this link: https://tinyurl.com/feballstar 

Virtual Black Arts Museum

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:00pm - Zoom
Hosted by: Nu Omicron chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

UServe: Storytelling Project

Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:00pm - Zoom
Flyer for UServe Event on Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:00pm - Zoom
We will be practicing what we learned during the Ethical Storytelling workshop for a unique service opportunity. We will be listening to the stories of local Black community members about growing up in Florence and their personal journeys. Students will have the opportunity to contribute by submitting questions and engaging with them during the event. This event will be in person, however distancing and masks are required.

Speaker Series featuring Faylita Hicks

Monday, February 15, 2021 5:00pm - Zoom
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We invite you all to join us for our Black History Month Speaker Series with Faylita Hicks. Faylita (she/her/they) is a queer Afro-Latinx activist, writer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Central Texas. They are the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and the 2019 Julie Suk Award
Register for this event using this link: tinyurl.com/faylita 

Women of Action featuring Tori Bailey

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:30pm - Zoom
Flyer of Speaker Series which includes event details and a photo do Tori Bailey
Women of Action is a speaker series designed to highlight the achievements of women in the Shoals community in the areas of civic engagement, education, business, and leadership. The guest speaker for Black History Month is Tori Bailey; president of the NAACP Tri-County Branch, Colbert County Commissioner, and owner and general manager of WZZA radio.  
Register for this event using this link: https://woa_tori.eventbrite.com 

Candlelight Vigil

Monday, February 22, 2021 5:00pm - Amphitheater
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Join UPC for a short presentation promoting unity and honoring those who have lost their life due to police brutality. Join us in the GUC Atrium directly after to warm up with hot drinks!

Black History Month Jeopardy

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:00pm - GUC Banquet Halls
Hosted by: Black Lioness Alliances
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Join the Black Lioness Alliances fro Jeopardy. The event space will only hold about 60 people, every attendee will receive a t-shirt (while supplies last). The Jeopardy game will have questions for all type of aspects of the black culture . The team with the most points will win a prize.

Black History Month Bingo

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:00pm - GUC Atrium
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Celebrate Black History Month by joining UPC for a fun night of bingo! Come for chance to win some awesome prizes!

"Be the Change": Allyship Awareness

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:00am - GUC Atrium
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Find out how to be the change in your community by learning about Allyship! Everyone who stops by will receive a free button!

Black Business Expo

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00pm - GUC Banquet Halls
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Fire Findz Streetwear Thrift Store

Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:00pm - GUC Loft
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Express yourself through fashion! Come pick out free clothes that express who you are and learn about how black culture influences streetwear!

Movie Night: Freedom Writers

Friday, February 26, 2021 7:00pm - GUC Performance Center
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Celebrate Black History Month by joining the University Program Council for a screening of Freedom Writers. Food will be provided.
If your department or organization is hosting a Black History Month event that is not included on the calendar above, please contact Ashley Christman at achristman@una.edu.