February 15th-21st

2016 Black History Month Calendar of Events

“Activism, Race, and Identity: Remembering the Determination of the Civil

Rights Movement”

On behalf of the Black Student Union, please join us as the campus collaborates to celebrate Black History Month in February. This national annual observance is a great opportunity for UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff to reflect upon the achievements and contributions of people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Do the Right Thing: African American Studies Program Film Series

Monday , Feb. 15
Sage Hall, Room 1234

5:30 to 8 p.m.

Facilitator: Morgan Foster, lecturer, English at UWO

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn,
everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. Film directed and written by Spike Lee.

Sponsored by: African American Studies Program

Beauty in Truth: LGBTQ Resource Center Film Series

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Reeve Memorial Union, Room 307

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Facilitator: Dr. Liz Cannon, director, LGBTQ Resource Center at UWO

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story ofan extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Ga., to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been transformed from a novel to a Hollywood movie and later to a successful Broadway musical. This universal story of triumph against all odds is not that different from Walker's own story.

Sponsored by: LGBTQ Resource Center and Black Student Union

Dream Big Dreams: Women’s Center Film Series

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Reeve Memorial Union, Room 307

6 to 8 p.m.

Tracey Brooks Robertson, executive director, FIT Oshkosh, Inc.

This documentary showcases Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips, a Wisconsin attorney who served as a local official and judge in Milwaukee and as secretary of state of Wisconsin, often as the first woman and/or African American in her position.

Sponsored by: Women’s Center and Black Student Union

Funk, Soul and Disco: 70's Era Theme Dance

Saturday, Feb. 20
Reeve Memorial Union, Room 227ABC

9 p.m. to midnight

Guest DJ:
Omega Delta Phi

Come "get down" with popular music from the disco era. Dress in your best 70's era costume. Free entry with costume or a canned good donation; $5 for non-UWO students with no costume or donation. Must be a university or college student to enter. ID required for everyone.

Sponsored by: Omega Delta Phi and Black Student Union