Black History Month

Black History Month 2019

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to recognizing the histories, cultures, experiences, and contributions of diverse populations. Through cultural heritage month programming, OMA supports the University of Dayton’s academic mission by providing educational opportunities that assist students in exploring new experiences while also enhancing their understanding of their cultural identity. In collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and the Dayton community, OMA seeks to provide thought-provoking co-curricular programming that supports the personal development of all students, while also influencing the campus climate.

Please join The University of Dayton and The Office of Multicultural Affairs in recognizing Black History Month.

Educate, Empower, Engage 
Black History Month Research Guide
The Roesch Library and The Office of Multicultural Affairs invite you to learn more about Black History Month itself as well as stories, contributions, triumphs and struggles of Black Americans. This Research Guide offers a wide variety of topics from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter; from LGBTQ+ stories to Black artists and authors. The wonderful collection of information is available through several mediums including streaming video, books, and articles. You can find the guide by following this link.
Dayton Art Institute

Visit the Dayton Art Institute Display: The Dayton Art Institute is committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all. Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences. Please visit the Art Institute to view traditional African Art pieces and other renowned art displays.

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North

Dayton, Ohio 45405

Phone: (937) 223-5277

 

Regular Museum Hours

Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

All UD Students are free with their student I.D.

Saturday, February 2: Black Excellence Ball

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom

Formal gathering of BATU members and friends that will include music, refreshments, and fellowship in celebration of Black History Month. All are welcomed to attend!

Tickets: Tickets available for purchase on 1850

Sponsored by Black Action Through Unity (BATU)

Thursday, February 7: OMA Day Lunch – Celebration of Black History Month

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (Alumni 101)

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we celebrate family and dine together in fellowship. This lunch is free to students, faculty, and staff.

Food Catered by UD Dining Services and Dayton Whole Foods Market

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Wednesday, February 7: PWI & HBCU: Black Student Leaders Panel

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in kennedy union room 331

This panel will shed light on the unique challenges and triumphs black student leaders experience on campuses throughout the region.  

Sponsored by Black Action Through Unity (BATU)
Sunday, February 16: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Departing from alumni Hall

We will commence the 2019 Maafa Commemoration Series with a tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Middle Passage Exhibit, followed by lunch and dialogue. This event is free and includes transportation to the museum and back but space is limited. To register please go to OMA’s 1850 site.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Departing from Alumni Hall

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Monday, February 18: Abayomi Doll Workshop

5:00 p.m. in alumni hall 016

As part of the Maafa Commemoration Series, join the Multicultural Programming Council in learning about Abayomi dolls and even create one yourself! The Abayomi doll is a symbol of resistance with the word ‘Abayomi’ a term meaning 'precious meeting' in Yoruba. The MAAFA is a Kiswahili term for "terrible occurrence" or "great disaster". It refers to the Black Holocaust when millions of Africans died during the journey of captivity from the west coast of Africa to the shores of America, known as the Middle Passage. Click here for more information on what the Maafa is.

Sponsored by the Multicultural Programming Council and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Monday, February 20: Freedom Rider Betty Daniels Rosemond - Speaker

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Science center 114

Ms. Rosemond will share her stories and educate attendees with her wisdom and experiences, and her lifelong contributions to civil rights.

 Sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Friday, February 22: Black Feminist Symposium

8:30 Am – 5:30 pm at the university of cincinnati 

The Black Feminist Symposium is a free one-day conference at the University of Cincinnati that focuses on Black feminist activism, leadership, and research. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center are sponsoring transportation for UD students to attend the symposium. Lunch and breakfast are included with registration, and dinner along with a debrief will be provided following the symposium. All interested students must register by Wednesday, February 6, in order to attend. Follow this link to register.

Sponsored by the Women's Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Saturday, February 23: Mystery Bus Tour (Black History Month Edition)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm at an off campus location 

Mystery Bus Adventures is an opportunity for students to sign up for a “mystery adventure” in the Dayton community, allowing for the opportunity to get to know other students through an off campus experience, while celebrating an aspect of history for the Heritage Month recognitions. These experiences promote cross-cultural exchange and engagement, and encourage students to learn something unique about Dayton. Registration is required. Email your RSVP to cip@udayton.edu.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Wednesday, February 23: African Dance: A Communal Celebration

2:30 pm - 3:30 PM at the downtown Dayton Metro Library (Bassani Theater)

Enjoy a lively African Dance Performance, then learn a short routine and dance with us! Presented by Anna Omulo and a Wright State University dance troupe. All ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Dayton Metro Library

Sunday, February 24: MAAFA Sunday Service

4:00 pm in the marianist hall chapel

This Sunday Service will be dedicated to the remembrance of The Maafa. MAAFA is a Kiswahili term for "terrible occurrence" or "great disaster". It refers to the Black Holocaust when millions of Africans died during the journey of captivity from the west coast of Africa to the shores of America, known as the Middle Passage. Click here for more information on what the Maafa is

Sponsored by the Campus Ministry

Monday, February 25: "Sorry to Bother You" Movie Screening

7:00 pm in the roesch Library, 2nd floor collab space

Screening and discussion of Boots Riley's 2018 film, Sorry to Bother You. Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsored by the English Department, University Libraries, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, February 28: MAAFA Commemoration Services

6:00 pm in the marianist hall chapel

The 2019 Maafa Commemoration Series will conclude with a service of reflection, including various artistic performances and rituals. Join us as we seek to remember and honor the millions of Africans that died during the Middle Passage. The MAAFA is a Kiswahili term for "terrible occurrence" or "great disaster". It refers to the Black Holocaust when millions of Africans died during the journey of captivity from the west coast of Africa to the shores of America, known as the Middle Passage.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

For more information about Black History Month events please call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 229-3634.

 

CONTACT

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0318
937-229-3634