UGA features celebration, activism and joy during Black History Month

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January 30, 2017

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    Africa Nigh will be held Feb. 24-25 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theater. The event is part of Black History Month at UGA.

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia will celebrate Black History Month 2017—"Black Joy: Celebration as a form of activism, highlighting the existence, resilience and resistance of black culture"—with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus.

Throughout February, dozens of student organizations and campus departments will host events ranging from lectures and days of service to film screenings and social events.

Zoe M. Johnson, director of multicultural services and programs, said this year's events will "highlight laughter, love and joy as vital components of black culture. While the challenges we face in the quest for racial justice are complex, it is wonderful to center joy as a form of activism."

University events associated with Black History Month are:

Feb. 1 - Discussions on black men and mental health, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium, hosted by Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the Student Government Association and Multicultural Services and Programs.

Feb. 2 - Holmes-Hunter Lecture, 2-4 p.m., UGA Chapel.

Feb. 2 - Soapbox Social Justice Series, noon-1 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium, hosted by Multicultural Services and Programs.

Feb. 3 - International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Hall Ballroom, hosted by the African Student Union and International Student Life.

Feb. 3 - Unity Ball, 7 p.m., Tate Grand Hall, hosted by the Black Affairs Council.

Feb. 4 - Friends of Brooklyn Cemetery Day of Service, 8:30 a.m.-noon, hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service

Feb. 6 - Black History Jeopardy Party, Russell Hall lobby, hosted by University Housing.

Feb. 6 - Living History, 7 p.m., Tate Student Center fourth floor, hosted by University Union.

Feb. 6 - Stories of Everyday Black History Series, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium.

Feb. 9 - "Moonlight" screening and discussion, 7 p.m., Tate Theatre and atrium, hosted by University Union.

Feb. 10-12 - "Loving," 6 p.m.; "Moonlight," 9 p.m., Tate Theatre, hosted by University Union.

Feb. 13 - Stories of Everyday Black History Series, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium.

Feb. 13-17 - NAACP Week.

Feb. 15 - Black Women, Eurocentrism and the Media, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium, hosted by Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the Student Government Association and Multicultural Services and Programs.

Feb. 15 - Tsotsi (Cinema Politique Series), 7 p.m., Miller Learning Center, hosted by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Brown Media Archives.

Feb. 17 - International Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Hall Ballroom, hosted by the Caribbean Student Association and International Student Life.

Feb. 19 - Belles of Liberty, 2 p.m., Catholic Center at UGA, hosted by the Catholic Student Association.

Feb. 20 - Stories of Everyday Black History Series, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium.

Feb. 20 - Hidden Figures of Journalism, 6 p.m., hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists UGA Chapter.

Feb. 21 - "13th" documentary screening and discussion, 6 p.m., Tate Student Center atrium, hosted by the Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights, NCNW, ABSW, NAACP, the Center for Leadership and Service and the Institute for African American Studies.

Feb. 23-24 - Georgia Daze, hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Feb. 24-25 - Africa Night, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Theater, hosted by the African Student Union.

Feb. 25 - Speak Out, Leave Forward, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tate Student Center.

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