Trin Happenings

February's Big Events

Selma Movie Viewing and Discussion

Friday, Feb. 12th, 9-11pm

114 Vernon Street

Hartford, CT

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L.).

Opposing Islamophobia, Deportations, Racism, and War

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 2pm

Terrace Rooms

Panel Discussion led by Mongi Dhaouadi, Former Executive Director of CAIR CT; Visiting Lecturer in Languages (Arabic) Corey Shaver; Ainslya Charlton, ’16, Stop the Raids and Chris Hutchinson, United National Antiwar Coalition

As part of a national week of actions this panel will discuss how hate, fear mongering and war have been publicly promoted to divide the victims of the ever-deepening social cutbacks government austerity policies inflict. What is holding us back from a world of unity, solidarity, justice, and peace?

Why are there those in the media and Washington, D.C. who tirelessly scapegoat Muslims, Immigrants, and Refugees for the social and economic problems in the U.S.? Why do we have endless wars, occupations, and daily drone bombings in the Middle East and Africa? Why are new rounds of raids happening largely in the undocumented Latino community?

Sponsors: Muslim Student Association (MSA), Mobilizing to Defend Our Rights, Socialist Action, Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC)

Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics

Monday, Feb. 15th, 4pm

Rittenberg Lounge

A lecture by Professor Evelyn Simien, University of Connecticut.

Sponsored by the Trinity College Political Science Department.

Black History Month - Minorities in STEM

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 5pm

Hamlin Hall

A discussion about women and minorities in STEM fields.

Sponsored by MOCA.

Black History Month - Twerk Talk

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6pm


A discussion on the history of twerking and other dance moves from the African diaspora. Holly, founder of Pole Control Studios, will share her experiences as a dancer in an unforgiving culture. Ladies only.

Sponsored by TCBWO.

Black History Month - Love Jones

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 7pm

Terrace Rooms

An annual open mic night.

Sponsored by Imani.

A Monologue, A Memory, A Rant & A Prayer

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 9pm

Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, CT, United States

Hartford, CT

A student-led production.

Sponsored by WGRAC and Students Encouraging Consensual Sex.

Service of Holy Communion: Celebrating Black History Month

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 12:30pm

Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, CT, United States

Hartford, CT

Candace Simpson ’12 will lead the service. Simpson is a Brooklyn native and an M.Div. student at Union Theological Seminary. She graduated from Trinity College in 2012 with a major in educational studies. Candace is a regular contributor at the Black women's blogging collective, For Harriet. There she writes about popular imaginations of religion, raced-sexuality, and protest.

Music by the Chapel Singers, featuring special guest Timothy Dunn, tenor.

Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.

Black History Month - Just Act Natural: Knowing Your Roots

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 1pm


Guest speaker Diane Da Costa will lead a discussion on the natural hair movement.

Sponsored by TCBWO, TASA, and Imani.

Black History Month - Closing Dinner and Viewing of Pelo Malo

Monday, Feb. 29th, 5pm


A film about a Venezuelan boy whose desire to straighten his curly hair leads to friction between him and his single mother.

Sponsored by the Umoja Cultural House coordinators.