Celebrate Black History Month

February 8, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Black History Month — a time to celebrate the diversity of the faculty, staff, students and patients at Michigan Medicine and across the university.

February, which has been celebrated nationwide as Black History Month since its inception in the mid-1920s, is chock-full of events, workshops and festivities on campus. They are all designed to honor the history, culture and diaspora of Africans and African Americans.

The events are free and open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around U-M, beginning with tonight’s Shirley Verrett Awards ceremony, which honors a faculty member whose work supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds:

  • 6th annual Shirley Verrett Awards ceremony: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, Stamps Auditorium
  • Film screening, “Southside with You”: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100
  • Film screening, “Rockers”: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100
  • “Healing through the Sound of Music” workshop: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, North Quad Bowman Room (10th floor)
  • Black perspectives, a discussion on being a black professional: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, location TBD (register here)
  • Night for us, Colorful Soul: 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Canterbury House
  • Dreamscape: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Michigan League, Mendelssohn Theater
  • Film screening, “Moonlight”: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, Room 100

For more information and a full list of events, click here.