2013 Black History Month Calendar of Events
Old Dominion University celebrates Black History Month 2013
Old Dominion University celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programs designed to inform, educate, inspire and unify the campus and greater community. Black History Month, also known as Black Heritage Month & African American History (Heritage) Month is a national celebration and observance highlighting aspects of American culture that are often marginalized. The 2013 Black History Month theme is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
Black History Month Calendar of Events
“School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve and Empower” a collaborative history project, formed a partnership with AARP Virginia, Virginia Conference NAACP, and the Urban League of Virginia to collect stories and historic documents detailing Virginia’s historic journey toward the desegregation of its schools.
- Date: January 15 to February 14, 2013
- Location: Learning Commons at the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library of Old Dominion University
The following Black History Month events are all hosted on ODU’s campus:
1-28 Black History Month Exhibit at the University Libraries
The Learning Commons @ Perry Library.
The exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which set the United States on the path of ending slavery. “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” will be available for viewing through the month of February 2013.
3 ODU Gospel Talent Competition: Sunday’s Best
5:30pm, Doors open at 5, North Café, Webb University Center | Sword of the Spirit Christian Student Ministries
The 5th Annual Sunday Best! Critically acclaimed talent competition with dynamic soloists, group performances, instrumentalists, dancers, and more competition for the grand prize! Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at the Webb Information Desk in the Webb University Center.
5 Dance Hall Queen/King Competition
8:30pm-10:00pm, North Café, Webb University Center | Caribbean Student Association
6 Caribbean Night Event
6:00pm-10:00pm, North Café, Webb University Center | Caribbean Student Association
8 Capture the Caribbean: Night Time Activity Hour
7:30pm, House of Blues, Webb University Center | Caribbean Student Association
9 Bacchanal – Dance Party
8:00pm-1:00am, North Café, Webb University Center | Caribbean Student Association
11 Black History Jeopardy
7:00pm-8:15pm, North Café, Webb University Center | Minds About Progress (MAP)
Test your knowledge of Black History facts.
12 Global Café: Ethiopia
12:30pm-1:30pm, Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb University Center | Office of Intercultural Relations
A place where all international and American students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Come meet new friends and learn about Ethiopia. Refreshments will be served.
12 High School Talent Hunt
6:00pm-9:00pm, Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,Inc.
15 ODU Student Image Awards
7:00pm, University Theater, | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ODU Chapter
This event will honor minority students, student-athletes, faculty, staff and administrators for their excellence in the past. This will reflect the national image award. The event begins with a pre-event reception. This event will raise proceeds to United Negro College Fund and NAACP Scholarships.
18 How to Go Greek 101
7:30pm, River Rooms, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Panel discussions with NPHC leadership about how to become a member of the Divine Nine.
19 Keynote Address by Van Jones | Office of Intercultural Relations
6:30pm, North Café, Webb Center
2009 White House Green Jobs Advisor
President of Rebuild the Dream
Free and Open to the Public
19 Activity Hour with NPHC
12:30pm-1:30pm, House of Blues, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
20 Unsung Heroes
7:30pm, Hampton-Newport News Room, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Members of the NPHC who have had a tremendous impact on black history yet, aren’t highly recognized, will be honored.
21 Community Service with NPHC
12:30pm, House of Blues, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
21 Game Night
7:30pm, Lion’s Den, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
21 Tunnel of Oppression
7:00pm, South Mall, Webb University Center | Office Housing & Residence Life
Raising awareness and educating the campus community about systematic oppression that occurs in our society every day. Participants are led through a series of scenarios focusing on various topics, including but not limited to racism, socioeconomic inequality, body image issues, homophobia, and campus violence.
22 Meet the Greeks
7:00pm, North Café and Hampton-Newport News Room, Webb University Center | National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Brief step expo and history on the organizations that comprise NPHC.
23 Annual East Coast Gospel Festival
7:00pm, North Café, Webb University Center| Ebony Impact Gospel Choir
25 Sister Circle: Why Should Black Women Unite?
3:30pm-5pm, Intercultural Center, 2114 Webb University Center | Office of Counseling Services
Monthly discussion series
27 Black Business Expo
12pm-4pm, North Mall, Webb University Center | Minds About Progress (MAP)
Fair featuring Black businesses and entrepreneurs in the Hampton Roads area.
28 From Emancipation to now - A Journey Through time
8pm, North Café, Webb University Center | Black Student Alliance
Reenactments and musical performances chronicling major events in Black History from the Emancipation to the election of Barack Obama.
For more information please contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at (757) 683-4406, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit odu.edu/oir. For more information on the national theme visit: http://www.asalh.net/docs/2013ExecutiveSummary.pdf
Posted By: Stephanie Riggs
Date: Thu Jan 17 08:54:28 EST 2013