Black History Month : Home

San Diego African American Museum of Arts Exhibit

1/1 – 4/1

@ History Center

San Diego African American Museum of Arts

FREE

Noted San Diego Artist exhibit featuring African American art. Manuelita Brown, Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. (deceased), Jean Cornwell Wheat, Albert Fennell (deceased), Kadir Nelson, Faith Ringgold, Charles Rucker (deceased), and Rossie S. Wade (deceased).

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Tuskegee Airmen and the Great Western Migration, 1940-1970 Exhibit

2/1 – 2/28

@ Geisel Library, Main Floor West Wing

UC San Diego Library

FREE

This traveling exhibit focuses on the migration of African-American military fighter and bomber pilots who migrated West. This migration is one of the most pivotal moments in African American history.

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A Raisin in the Sun

2/7, 2/9-10, 2/15-17

@ Shank Theatre

Department of Theatre & Dance,

$5 with promo code “1718season”

A Raisin in the Sun follows Walter Younger and his family in Chicago, each feeling confined by their physical home space and the social roles they’ve been assigned.

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Othello by William Shakespeare

2/21, 2/23-24, 3/1-3

@ Shank Theatre

Department of Theatre & Dance

$10 Student, $15 Staff/Alumni/Senior, $20 GA

Othello, a Moorish general of the Venetian army, has just married the lovely Desdemona, but the conniving and envious soldier, Iago, is bitter at Othello for having been passed over for advancement.

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26th Annual Kuumba Fest

2/22 – 2/25

@ San Diego Repertory Theatre

Kuumba Fest, Upaka Programs, African American Council of the San Diego Repertory Theatre

KumbaFest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage.

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch

3/8-10, 3/16-17

@ Mandell Weiss Forum

Department of Theatre & Dance

$5 with promo code “1718season”

Othello, a Moorish general of the Venetian army, has just married the lovely Desdemona, but the conniving and envious soldier, Iago, is bitter at Othello for having been passed over for advancement.

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The Skriker by Caryl Churchill

3/13-14, 3/16-17

@ Arthur Wagner Theater

Department of Theatre & Dance

$5 with promo code “1718season”

An ancient fairy transforms itself into objects and people as it pursues Lily and Josie, two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps. Blending naturalism, horror and magical realism, The Skriker is a fantastical story of love, loss, and revenge.

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winterWORKS 2018

3/15-3/17

@ Arthur Wagner Theater

Department of Theatre & Dance

$5 with promo code “1718season”

Original works by choreographers demonstrating the creativity and technique that emerge within and through the body in mastering the art of dance. directed by Yolande Snaith. choreographed by Grace Jun, Alison Smith & Justin Morrison.

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No events are being hosted this week.

No events are being hosted this week.

We Are Abroad

5 – 7pm

@ BRC Conference Room

Black Resource Center & Study Abroad

FREE

This workshop will explore black experiences abroad and provide an in-depth look at the process from researching to applying, scholarships and what to expect while abroad.

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Jazz Piano Summit

3 – 5pm

@ Conrad Prebys Music Hall

Lytle Scholarship Endowment

$10 Students, $40 Military, $50 GA

The 22nd Annual Lytle Scholarship Concert featuring five of the finest jazz pianists from Southern California including Kei Akagi, Cecil Lytle, Tobin Chodos, Mike Wofford, and Josh White. Each artist will perform individually, then join together on five concert grand pianos to perform a finale of Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis compositions.

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BSU Opening

11:30am – 1pm

@ Black Legacy Mural

Black Student Union

FREE

BSU Opener. There will also be a cake cutting/recognition of the BRC 5-year anniversary!

“I Got Nothing Against No Viet Cong”: Muhammad Ali and Social Activism

4 – 5:30pm

@ Social Science Building, #101

African and African-American Studies Research Center

FREE

This lecture by Wallace Bullock of the Bergamos Theatre covers the speeches, discourses, and film clips of champion boxer Muhammad Ali concerning war, resistance, and politics.

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Film Screening: Marshall

7pm

@ Price Center Theater

University Centers

FREE

Dramatization of the early career of Thurgood Marshall.

Jazz in Paris Global Seminar Info Session

5 – 6:30pm

@ Black Resource Center

UCSD Study Abroad Global Seminars

FREE

Special event for Black History Month: Meet Professor Cecil Lytle and learn about the courses and excursions for the Jazz in Paris Global Seminar in Paris, France. We will also discuss financial aid, scholarships, and the application process. Paris, (the home of revolutions in dress, politics, food, and wine) was the first country outside of the United States to embrace and promote American jazz in the 20th century. The black military bands serving abroad during World War I returned to Paris to create a “Second Harlem” in the Montmartre District.

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An Evening with Hilton Als: Pulitzer Prize Winning Essayist and Author

6 – 7pm

@ Weiss Theater

UCSD Department of Theater and Dance

FREE (Limited Seating, must RSVP)

In celebration of Black History Month, the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Hilton Als in a public event on Monday, Feb. s from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. The conversation will be between Mr. Als and Dr. Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego professor of neurobiology, with opportunities for questions and observations from the public.

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African-Americans in Times of War: A Conversation w/ Kimberley Phillips Boehm ’82

12 – 1:30pm

@ Black Resource Center

Black History Month Committee, Black Resource Center

FREE (Limited Seating, must RSVP)

Join us for a conversation w/ Kimberley Phillips Boehm ’82 as she leads us through a retrospective of African-Americans in times of war and the connections to modern-day activism.

Community in Comics?

7 – 8:30pm

@ Multipurpose Room (Located by Price Center)

Warren Residential Life, CleRHCs, Warren College Provost Office, Thurgood Marshall College Provost Office, Thurgood Marshall Residential Life , ICRA

FREE

Are your communities represented in comic book culture? Join Comic book illustrator and designer Ryan Benjamin to discuss representation in our favorite comic book stories and films.

HDH’s 21st Annual Black History Month Celebration

11am – 8:00pm

@ OceanView Restaurant at Thurgood Marshall

HDH / OceanView Restaurant / Thurgood Marshall College

FREE (Menu Available for Purchase)

This year, our Black History Celebration is an all-day event! Come for lunch, stay for dinner, all the while enjoying art, music, dance, spoken word, and a delicious special menu.

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Mythologies of the Senegalese Sharp Shooters:
Cinema Shell Shock, and the Colonial Experience

4 – 5:30pm

@ Social Science Building, # 101

African and African-American Studies Research Center

FREE

This lecture by Professor Peter Bloom (UC Santa Barbara) and images surrounding the Senegalese Sharp Shooters who participated in World War I. It deals with film footage and archival records.

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Black Educational History:
Revisiting Du Bois’ The Talented Tenth with Professor Sherice Clarke

12 – 1:20pm

@ Pepper Canyon Hall 3rd Floor Room 302

Education Studies

FREE

In 1903, Professor W. E. B. Du Bois laid out an argument for how and why higher education could be an instrument of social progress for African Americans in an essay entitled The Talented Tenth. Join Assistant Professor of Education Studies, Sherice Clarke, in a brown bag lunch discussion on the essay and Du Bois’ argument as it concerns the education of students of color in Trump’s America.

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“Chicano Legacy: Students Empowering Students,”
a film by Horacio Jones

2 – 3:30pm

@ GPS, Room #3201

TMC and Dept. of Literature

FREE

Two screenings of a 35-minute film on the making of the Chicano Legacy mural at Peterson Hall, the African American history mural in the
Price Center, and the Sojourner Truth statue at TMC. The role of student activism in transforming the campus environment with works
of public art is the theme of the documentary.

History of the Buffalo Soldiers

12 – 1:30pm

@ Black Resource Center

Black Staff Association Black History Month Committee, Black Resource Center

FREE

Trooper Rachel Hilliard of the San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers will share the rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers.

Film Screening of “War Witch,” followed by a Panel Discussion

4 – 6pm

@ Social Science Building, #101

African and African-American Studies Research Center

FREE

This 2012 film directed by Kim Nguyen deals with the dilemmas of a twelve-year-old girl who is forced to become a child soldier in Congo (DRC). A panel led by Provost Ivan Evans and the AAASRC Board will discuss the film. Running Time For the Film: 90 minutes. This event is open to the campus community and the general public.

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Film Screening: Detroit

7pm

@ Price Center Theater

University Centers

FREE

Detroit (Docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967).

Lessons from Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement: Passing the Torch—From Selma to Today

6:30 – 8:30pm

@ High Tech High HTH Forum

Presented in collaboration with Gateway Educational Foundation

Join former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., and Dr. Clarence B. Jones—three pivotal figures of the 1960s civil rights movement, as they reflect on how the Selma to Montgomery march and other key actions led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Then consider what strategies can transform racist and unjust public policy today.

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Marshall Speaker Series Presents James Sobieski

6:30 – 8:30pm

@ Atkinson Auditorium

Thurgood Marshall College

FREE

Civil Rights attorney and activist James Sobieski discusses his participation in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer Effort.

The Marikana Massacre: How Could it Have Happened in Post-Apartheid South Africa?

12 – 1pm

@ Cognitive Science Building, Room 003

UCSD Department of Cognitive Science

FREE

In celebration of Black History Month, UCSD Cognitive Science is pleased to announce a talk from Provost Ivan Evans. Food will be served to the first 60 guests.

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Film Screening: Raisin in the Sun

7pm

@ Price Center Theater

University Centers

FREE

Raisin in the Sun (1961) (100% rotten tomatoes, classic cinema, b&w).

The Miseducation of Black Heritage

5 – 7pm

@ Cross-Cultural Center, PC East 2nd floor

Cross-Cultural Center

FREE

A presentation and open discussion on Afro-centric hair followed by collage making. In order to participate in the art portion, you must attend the beginning of the event. *Closed space for African/Black identifying students*

Let it Flow

7 – 9pm

@ Student Services Center Multi-Purpose Room

Sixth College Residence Life

FREE

Let it Flow is an event of spoken word, poetry and art from UCSD and local black artists sharing their experiences as black individuals in society and at UCSD.

Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drumming Workshop

3:30 – 6pm

@ Atkinson Pavilion, UCSD Faculty Club

African and African-American Studies Research Center

FREE

This program presents an overview of African and Afro-Caribbean percussive and dance forms with demonstrations by professional performers and audience participation.

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Alsarah & the Nubatones

8pm

@ PC East Ballroom

Sixth College Residence Life

$9 Student • $15 Youth (age 5 – 17) • $30 GA

15% off for UCSD staff, faculty & alumni

Since 2011, the Alsarah & the Nubatones has performed nationally and internationally at many prestigious venues to audiences varying in age and ethnicity, proving that soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers.

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Black History Month Night with Athletics

5 – 7pm

@ RIMAC Skybox

UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics, Black Resource Center

FREE (Must RSVP)

Celebrate Black History Month while cheering on our Triton Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams take-on Cal State Dominguez Hills!

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16th Annual UCSD Black History Month Scholarship Brunch

10am – 1pm

@ PC Ballroom West

$680 Community Table • $600 UCSD Faculty/Staff • $85 GA • $75 UCSD Staff/Faculty/Alumni • $5 UCSD Student • $60 Student

Join us for UC San Diego’s 16th annual Black History Scholarship Brunch, with keynote speaker Colonel D. Gadson. All campus and community members are invited to this soulful experience, that includes recognition of student scholars, a Southern-style soul food brunch and a silent auction.
All proceeds from the silent auction support undergraduate scholarships, enabling ambitious and motivated students to realize their academic dreams at UC San Diego

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Concert by New Breed Brass Band from New Orleans

8pm

@ PC Ballroom East

Artpower & AAASRC

$9 UCSD Student • $18 Youth (age 5 – 17)
$35 GA • 15% off for UCSD Staff, Faculty & Alumni

This program presents an overview of African and Afro-Caribbean percussive and dance forms with demonstrations by professional performers and audience participation.

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23rd Annual Equal Opportunity/Affirmative & Diversity Awards Ceremony

1:30 – 3:00pm

@ PC Ballroom West

Equal Opportunity Services

FREE

This event honors those that have made outstanding contributions to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity at UC San Diego

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Continuous Clapback, Part I: The Legacy of Language

4 – 5:30pm

@ The Great Hall

African American Studies Program

FREE

The African American Studies Program highlights the Legacy of Language to speak the truths of Black women through spoken word poetry and hip hop music. Alyesha Wise (poet) and Miki Vale (local hip hop artist) illustrate how Black women continue to use language as a vehicle for challenging power, stereotypes, and marginalization.

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“We Demand: The University and Student Protests” Lecture

1 – 2:30pm

@ Cross-Cultural Center

SPACES, CCC, Ethnic Studies, Critical Gender Studies

FREE

“We Demand: The University and Student Protests” lecture w/ Dr. Rod Ferguson (University of Illinois – Chicago, UCSD Sociology alumni)

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