Black History Month Programs & Events

UNH 2021 Black History Month

Radical Change: It's In Your Hands

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February is Black History Month

Use this link to explore upcoming events, programs and workshops

2021 Theme
Radical Chage: It's In Your Hands

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Amplify: Turning up the Volume on Black Voices
NPR Podcasts

A virtual podcast and chat series focused on centering Black voices and experiences. 
Fri, 2/5, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/12, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/19, 2-3pm
Fri, 2/26, 2-3pm

For more information and registration

Event sponsored by Beauregard Center and SHARPP

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Foundations for Allyship, Accompliceship and Community Change
Feb 6 - 10am-6pm (students only)
Mar 6 - 10am-6pm (staff, faculty, administrators) - Zoom  (break from 12-2pm)

These day-long workshops will provide an opportunity for students, staff and faculty interested in learning more about how to be a better ally, friend, student, colleague, partner, etc., to reflect with others about possibilities in our lives for working towards change in ways that are thoughtful and caring.

Event sponsored by Beauregard Center and SHARPP

To register

Feb7 Tea Talk 2021

Racism, Land & The American Farming Landscape
Sun, Feb 7, 2-4pm

Panel discussion will investigate discriminatory practices throughout the years, and will share innovative ways Black New England farmers are reclaiming the land and sowing the seeds of health and empowerment.

Event sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

Registration and Zoom link info

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2021 Traditional Jazz Series presents: Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy

Mon, Feb 8, 8pm

Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy features Ralph Peterson on drums, Billy Pierce on Tenor sax, Craig Handy on alto sax, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Essiet on Bass, and Zaccai Curtis on piano.

Use link for registration and Zoom link info

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Black History Month Kick-off: Artwork screening and conversation
Wed, Feb 10, 7-8pm

All are invited to attend this virtual film screening and conversation which highlights work of five UNH student leaders over the Fall, 2020 semester embarking on a collective art project with UNH's own Richard Haynes.

Event sponsor: Black Student Union and Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity

View flyer for Zoom link

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Dwelling in the Twilight of Violence: Race and Aging in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Thurs, Feb 11, 12:40-2pm

Casey Golomski, Assistant professor Anthropology

Event part of Faculty Fellows Lecture Series

Location and format TBD - More Information

Feb14 teatalk 2021 Writing While Black: The Afrofuturistic Writer
Sun, Feb 14, 2-4pm

Author Alaya Dawn Johnson, "Trouble the Saints",  and other panelists will provide their perspectives on the absence of Black writers in science fiction and fantasy genres.

Event is sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
Click here for more info and registration

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Social Justice Educator Training: Awareness Building
Tues, Feb 16, 2-5pm
Wed, Feb 17, 9-12noon
(Participants must attend both days)

A professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff, and graduate students to further their understanding of social justice and diversity issues. This session will explore social justice via personal and institutional lenses to analyze: power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice, inclusion and equity especially as it relates to one's racial identity .

Register/find out more about this training

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Black History They Didn't Teach - Story About Pools and Swimming in U.S.
Thurs, Feb 18, 2:30-4:00pm

Join us (via Zoom) for a discussion on pools, swimming, and racism.  We will talk about how racism created these stereotypes about Black people not being able to swim and how Black people have used swimming to discover and tell the truths of their ancestors.

Event sponsored by NH Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy

Feb21 tea talk 2021

Race & Care of the Soul
Sun, Feb 21, 2-4pm

In conversation with author  of "Care of the Soul" Thomas Moore will explore the effect of racism on our collective and individual soul.

Event sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

Click here for more info and registration

Feb28 Teatalk 2021

It Happened in New Hampshire: Black History in the Granite State
Sun, Feb 28, 2-4pm

Panelists Sharon Jones, Renay Allen, and Barbara Baker Williams will share historical narratives on leaders in the Black Revolutionary War and during the Civil Rights Movement.

Event sponsored by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

Click here for more info and registration


Beauregard Center, Black Student Union, Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Center for Humanities/COLA, Community, Equity and Diversity office,  NH Listens/Carsey School of Public Policy, MUB Events and Programs, Museum of Art/College of Liberal Arts, SHARPP