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Black History Month

Throughout the Month

Black History Resources hosted by Brookens Library 

A resource guide for black history resources and items from the collection available at Brookens Library. Enhance awareness of Brookens library resources and promote black history month. Also looking into the possibility of allowing community members to submit suggestions for the collection. 

Black History Month Events

BHM22: Step Afrika

Step Afrika

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

BHM22: Dance in Black

Dance in Black hosted by Siobhan

The purpose of Dance in Black is to highlight prominent and note-worthy Black figures that have trailblazed the avenue for Black dancers. The goal is to highlight various genres of dance each week (ballet, tap, jazz, liturgical) leading up to the in-person event where we will discuss the figures that have been highlighted while simultaneously practicing technique and choreography. 

BHM22: PHam Phashion Show

PHam Phashion Show hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 

Come join the Phirst Pham for a fun and fashionable night of walking the runway in different eras of black history. Students and local community members who have a passion for fashion will also be able to showcase their clothing lines and brands during the show. The event will conclude with music, dancing, and mingling with some of the brands represented in the show.

BHM22: UI Collaboration Event

UI Collaboration Event (Michelle Goodwin)

Race, Poverty, and Reproductive Justice beyond Abortion: A Conversation with Professor Michele Goodwin (Webinar/Zoom) hosted by The Diversity Center (UIS), The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (UIUC), and the African American Cultural Center (UIC). 4-6pm. 

BHM22: Black History Resources

Black History Resources hosted by Brookens Library 

A resource guide for black history resources and items from the collection available at Brookens Library. Enhance awareness of Brookens library resources and promote black history month. Also looking into the possibility of allowing community members to submit suggestions for the collection.