Black History Month

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The theme for this year's Black History Month is: BLACK JOY! For our students, “Black Joy means focusing on the successes and accomplishments of Black people of all backgrounds. Despite the hardships we’ve faced and still are facing, we continue to rise. We are leaders, scientists, doctors, innovators, entertainers, and so much more. Black Joy is capturing the triumphs of our people and celebrating them despite us living in a world that was built on the oppression of our skin."






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Eileen Southern (1920–2002) is one of the most influential figures in Black music scholarship. This roundtable discussion, featuring professors from across the entire

University of Michigan, aims to introduce faculty and students to Southern’s work and discuss its importance for contemporary music studies.


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The theme for this year's Black History Month is: BLACK JOY! For our students, “Black Joy means focusing on the successes and accomplishments of Black people of all backgrounds. Despite the hardships we’ve faced and still are facing, we continue to rise. We are leaders, scientists, doctors, innovators, entertainers, and so much more. Black Joy is capturing the triumphs of our people and celebrating them despite us living in a world that was built on the oppression of our skin."


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Anderson D, Michigan Union
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This event has now been switched to zoom, to ensure everyone's safety during the snow storm!  Here's the link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91665122577


Thank you everyone for registering!  Looking forward to your attendance!

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Michigan League (Michigan League- Vandenberg Room)
Detroit Dance Loft

These workshops will have 2 parts. Part one will be a workshop of Detroit Ballroom (35 mins) and Bachata (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing. Part two will be a workshop of Kizomba (35mins) and Detroit Hustle (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing at the end.

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Detroit Dance Loft

These workshops will have 2 parts. Part one will be a workshop of Detroit Ballroom (35 mins) and Bachata (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing. Part two will be a workshop of Kizomba (35mins) and Detroit Hustle (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing at the end.

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Dillon Alexander Cathro
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Pendleton Room
Detroit Dance Loft

These workshops will have 2 parts. Part one will be a workshop of Detroit Ballroom (35 mins) and Bachata (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing. Part two will be a workshop of Kizomba (35mins) and Detroit Hustle (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing at the end.

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Detroit Dance Loft

These workshops will have 2 parts. Part one will be a workshop of Detroit Ballroom (35 mins) and Bachata (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing. Part two will be a workshop of Kizomba (35mins) and Detroit Hustle (35 mins) with 20 mins of free dancing at the end.

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Michigan Union (Anderson Room ABC)
Mr. John Smith
John Smith, also known as Mr. Grindtime comes to campus, meeting you where you are to help improve your overall mental, physical, and emotional wellness. He also joins us to discuss entrepreneurship while coming from within the heart of Detroit
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Mr. John Smith
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Dr. Sheldon D. Fields
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Dr. Sheldon Fields, Ph.D. RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Dr. Sheldon Frields has joked that he is a unicorn in the world of academic nursing because he still walks into spaces where he is the only male nurse of color. At Penn State, he is the only Black, Latinx male faculty member. In 2000, he was Penn Nursing's first Black male to graduate with a doctorate in nursing. Dr. Fields was also the first Black male nurse faculty member at the University of Rochester. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion at the Penn State College of Nursing and the First Vice President of the National Black Nurses Association. 

  

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sheldon Fields, Ph.D. RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN believes that diversity and inclusion are crucial to both the success of our society and the field of nursing. 

Moderated by: Dr. Patricia Tillman-Meakins, UMSN Faculty. 

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Wolverine Room
Dr. Oluwafernami Okanlami

Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services, will lead a discussion that centers on the intersection of Race, Ability and the process of finding one’s Place or sense of belonging. Through sharing his own personal experiences of living with disabilities and advocating for more robust and inclusive services for university students living with disabilities, Dr. Okanlami will push participants to think critically about what a truly inclusive and accessible university culture looks like, and will invite them to move away just from theorizing about change, toward enacting the changes they would like to see.


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Dr. Oluwafernami Okanlami

Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, Director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services, will lead a discussion that centers on the intersection of Race, Ability and the process of finding one’s Place or sense of belonging. Through sharing his own personal experiences of living with disabilities and advocating for more robust and inclusive services for university students living with disabilities, Dr. Okanlami will push participants to think critically about what a truly inclusive and accessible university culture looks like, and will invite them to move away just from theorizing about change, toward enacting the changes they would like to see.


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Michigan Union- 2210 ABC
Dr. Kwasi Ampene
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Dr. Kwasi Ampene
***How to access the film virtually***

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

Pls use the following steps to access the film:

Log in to the UM Library portal

Search using the title above

Follow the prompts and click on the link to the left of: Academic Video Online: Premium - United States

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Angell Hall Aud D
Dr. Kwasi Ampene

Dr. Ampene will engage in a Q&A discussion with audience members, on the subject of his documentary Gone to the Village, and its relationship with this year’s theme for Black History Month: Black Joy. 

  
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Dr. Ampene will engage in a Q&A discussion with audience members, on the subject of his documentary Gone to the Village, and its relationship with this year’s theme for Black History Month: Black Joy.


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Rogel Ballroom (Michigan Union)
NPHC
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MESA
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Trotter Multicultural Center- Organization Lounge
Mixed@Michigan
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