We dedicate every February to Black History Month. A month that celebrates the incredible achievements of African Americans and highlights and recognizes their central role in U.S. history. Roanoke College is celebrating Black History Month through a series of events, of which more information is provided below.
Keynote Speaker – “An Evening with Yusef Salaam”
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual webinar
Roanoke College Blood Drive
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fintel Library – Preregistration required
Community, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium
Date: Saturday, February 27
Where: Roanoke College Campus
Schedule of events:
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Morehead Hall – Service Learning – Micah’s Backpack Weekend Food Program; Habitat for Humanity “Horses for Habitat”
- Morehead Hall – Community Art Activity
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
- Morning Reflection with President Michael C. Maxey
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Virtual – “Black History and Black Lives Today,” panel discussion moderated by Dr. Shannon Anderson featuring Dr. Jesse Bucher, Jordan Robinson ’22, and Jordan Bell
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Virtual – “King’s Complicated Legacy: Persuasive Non-Violent Action & Resistance,” panel discussion moderated by Courtney Penn and Aaron Rogers ’21 featuring Dr. Paul Hinlicky, the Rev. Dr. David A. Jones and Cathy Bonilla ’14
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
- Virtual – Healing Circle – “Unpacking the Current Climate of America,” moderated by Heather Gunn, LPC
- Virtual – Closing Session – “The Work to be Done”
More information on each event and registration details can be found here. We hope to see you at these events!