The CCSD would like to honor Black History Month by acknowledging, in this time of another racial reckoning, that Black history is American history. Our schools and our history books have been woefully inept at telling the story of the Black experience in our country. The contributions of Black Americans have barely been acknowledged let alone celebrated. There are many books available that can help you learn more about Black resilience and protest in the face of oppression and racism. We hope you will explore the resources available and make a commitment to learning and spreading the word about Black contributions and struggles in America because it is an important part of all of our history. This knowledge is critical for healing our divided nation. May this journey take you well beyond the month of February. Below you will find links to many different resources sent out by UD’s Student Diversity and Inclusion
To kick off Black History Month, we are giving away copies of recent books by two Black womxn building new realities where all Black lives matter; The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza (@chasinggarza) and Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams).
Enter to win the book giveaway by commenting on this post and telling us what Black author that you’ve read is most inspiring to you in this moment.
Giveaway winners will be randomly chosen by the end of the month. Enter NOW through February 28th at 11:59pm and winners will be announced on March 1st on our Instagram!
Article by Diane Stopyra Photo by Evan Krape February 01, 2021
UD honors the contributions of African Americans in art, literature, advocacy. Click here to explore all the events and opportunities around campus during Black History Month.
Lift Every Voice
Celebrating 250 Years of African American Poetry: An Online Exhibition
Lift Every Voice is a year-long, nationwide celebration of the 250-year tradition of African American poetry, its richness and diversity, and its central place in American poetry. The initiative is directed by Library of America in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and with libraries, arts organizations, and bookstores in all fifty states. It is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Emerson Collective.
Online exhibition design by Dustin Frohlich.
Social Justice Resource Fair
Student Diversity & Inclusion (SDI)
February 18 | 6 p.m.
Drop into the Social Justice Resource Fair on Gather.Town to engage with different groups, organizations and programs to learn more about getting involved in social justice education & initiatives.
Registration for this event is REQUIRED to be added to the Gather.Town platform. Register Here!
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Discussion Disparities within the Healthcare System
Monday, February 8 | 6 p.m.
Please join UDance as we host a discussion to start to open doors to racial disparities within the healthcare system. This discussion will be led by two members of our faculty, Dr. Latoya Watson, Mother of B+ Hero Mariah and UD Assistant Dean of the Associate in Arts Program and Dr. Erin Knight, UD Assistant