Below are a few of the events being held throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.
Bryn Mawr Chapter of the NAACP Winter Gala
Friday, February 7, 6:30 p.m., Thomas Great Hall
Academic, author, journalist, activist, and television personality Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will speak on the education crisis in the public school system. Donations will be collected, with all processed benefiting a book scholarship for Bi-Co students and graduating students from Parkway West High School. This event is in direct response to the recent budgetary cuts and the correlating decrease in academic quality in the Philadelphia Public School System.
This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Chapter of the NAACP.
Black History Month Keynote Speaker Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever
Wednesday, February 12, 7 p.m., Thomas Great Hall
Avis Jones-DeWeever is currently the executive director of the National Council of Negro Women. She is an author and a speaker and her policy perspectives have been distributed through a variety of media outlets including CNN, ABC News Now, National Public Radio, BBC Radio International and The New York Times. Her areas of expertise include poverty in urban communities, inequality of educational opportunity, and the impact of welfare reform on women and communities of color.
This event is being sponsored by the student group Sisterhood and is co-sponsored by The Pensby Center, The President’s Office, Africana Studies, and the Graduate School of Social Work & Research. Free and open to the public.
Black History Month Lunch Buffet
Wednesday, February 19, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Wyndham Restaurant
A special lunch in honor of Black History Month. Reservations can be made by calling Wyndham front desk at 610.526.5236. See PDF for full menu.
This post will be updated once more Black History Month events are confirmed.