2022 Black History Month Events

WC Office of Diversity & Inclusion

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7th Annual Black Unity Conference

February 4, 2022

Hosted by Sinclair Community College

4:00 pm - Virtual

Sinclair Community College is proud to present a virtual webinar for the “7th Annual Black Unity Conference” and is pleased to extend an invitation to you to join us on Friday, February 4, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. EST. Kick-off with a virtual webinar with Heather McGhee, author of the NYT bestselling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone And How We Can Prosper Together. Moderated by Crystal Echols, English Professor, Sinclair College.

Wilmington College will be registering a team of student leaders for this event.

Register HERE for this virtual webinar.

Click HERE for more info about "The Sum of Us..."

WC Black History Month Luncheon

February 9, 2022

12:00 pm - TOP

Mr. Chris Scott

Founder and CEO

Positive Thought Solutions, Detroit, MI

Chris Scott is not just an award-winning electrical engineer, he is a rare gem, and a motivator. The style through which he has communicated, and championed his messages in community development is something that makes his work worthy to be emulated by all who believe in the positive transformation of humanity. Chris is also the Founder and CEO of Positive Thought Solutions, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Tech University, and a Master’s Degree in Automotive Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.

"The Meeting" - What if Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had had a private strategy session?

February 10, 2021

Sinclair Community College

7:00pm EST

WC is offering an opportunity to attend this Sinclair Community College Theatre production.The Meeting is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King Jr.and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The play won a Louis B. Mayer Award and eight 1987 NAACP Theatre Awards and was later televised on American Playhouse in 1989. It has also been performed throughout Europe and the United States.

The BMX Journey - The WC Black Male Experience

A BSI Discussion Group

February 15, 2022

6:30 pm - C&D

The Black Student Initiative at WC is launching a new discussion series focused on the Black male experience here at Wilmington. WC leaders and students are invited to come together and participate in an open forum discussion and listening session.

Ves Akimbo - Solo Guitar Performance

February 16th, 2022

12:00pm - TOP

WC and AVI Food Systems are excited to resume their Flavor of the Month Lunchtime Music Series by welcoming guitarist Ves Akimbo. Ves will share his unique talents as he performs a set of music in honor of BHM.

BHM Virtual Paint Party w/ Soul Palette

February 16th, 2022

7:30pm - 8:45pm - Virtual

Enjoy a relaxing evening of artwork with the company Soul Palette. Create your own individual work of art from start to finish as you are coached by an art professional. This fun opportunity is open to individuals of all talent levels. Discover your inner artist. Reservation required. Space is limited.

Click HERE to Reserve a Spot in the Program

Zoom link to follow.

Washington DC Diversity Trip Student Reflections

February 18th & 22nd

12:00pm - TOP, C&D

Every year the Office of D&I offers A civil rights tour of Washington DC. On this trip, Students visit three notable cultural museums. The Museum of African American History and Culture, The American Indian Museum, and the US Holocaust Museum. Through interacting with the content within these museums, students will have gained a better sense of history and culture. This lunchtime session is an opportunity to hear their personal reflections.

Black History Trivia Day

February 21st

12:00pm & 6:30pm


Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Among the prominent figures are Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first U.S. woman to become a self-made millionaire; George Washington Carver, who derived nearly 300 products from the peanut; Rosa Parks, who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and galvanized the civil rights movement; and Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Test and expand your knowledge with this black history quiz. Prizes will be awarded.

Strength Comes From Within -A Conversation with Terry Crews

February 22nd, 2022

7:00pm - Virtual

Presented by: The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

The Actor, Activist and former NFL Pro is Joining us for the Upcoming Speaker Broadcast. He'll talk about how strength comes from within, and the obstacles he faced to find his own inner strength and achieve his goals.

To Attend Click HERE for the ZOOM Link.

R&B Late Night at the Top LIVE MUSIC w/ The Storeyline & Dee Marie

February 23rd, 2022

9:00pm - 10:15 pm - TOP

As a tribute to the classic R&B artists, the College offers a twist to the traditional late night breakfast by presenting a live set Cincinnati based band Storeyline.

The Power of the Protest - Discussion with WC Class of '71

February 24th, 2022


In 1971 a group of Concerned Black Students sought to create change and equity for under-represented students at that time. This resulted in a peaceful occupation of College Hall. The result of this student activism has left a legacy of support that still resonates today. Join us for a discussion with a group of WC Alumni who were a part of this moment in WC history.

To View a Recording of the Program Click HERE .

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company - Inside Out

February 27th, 2022


Victoria Theater, Dayton, OH

WC is offering an opportunity to attend this performance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. INSIDE OUT is a unique collection of interdisciplinary and collaborative pieces imagined by Debbie Blunden-Diggs, DCDC’s Chief Producing and Artistic Director. An evolution in real time, this work shifts us toward the future that we hope for in an engaging evening of new works by the globe’s most stunning choreographers. Witness the unveiling of three world premiere works rooted in DCDC’s legacy. Spaces are limited. WC students, staff and faculty are invited.

Contact Office of D&I for Ticket and Reservation Info

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Black Student Initiative Movie Screening and Discussion - Judas & The Black Messiah

February 3rd, 2022

7:30pm - CSA 240

FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

Black Student Initiative Movie Screening and Discussion- Selma

February 15th, 2022

7:30pm CSA 240

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four black girls walking down stairs in the Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church are killed by a bomb set by the Ku Klux Klan. Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered, but the president responds that, although he understands Dr. King's concerns, he has more important projects. Dr. King decided to take matters into his own hands.

Black Student Initiative Movie Screening And Discussion- Green Book

February 22nd, 2022

7:30pm CSA 240

Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.