Each February, Kenyon and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) celebrate Black History Month, which recognizes important events, historical figures and social movements associated with the African Diaspora.
Despite this year's virtual setting, we have a full roster of programs and events, which focus on both historical and contemporary elements of Black history. Throughout the month, look out for specific event reminders via email, which will include Zoom links.
The events and programs for Black History Month 2021 include the following:
- Feb. 9, 7 p.m. EST via Zoom: A Winter Evening of Poetry, Conversation, and Song with Saeed Jones, Ross Gay, and Shira Erlichman, hosted by the Kenyon Review and co-sponsored by ODEI, the Black Student Union (BSU), the Department of English, and the Office of the President.
- Feb. 18, 4:10 p.m. EST via Zoom: Readings from the African Diaspora, co-sponsored by ODEI, BSU, and the Department of English.
- Feb. 24, 7 p.m. EST via Zoom: Screening of "Gotta Get Down To It," directed by Professor Jon Tazewell and co-sponsored by ODEI, BSU, and the College of Wooster's diversity, equity, and inclusion office and Black Student Association.
- Feb. 25, 7 p.m. EST on the steps of Rosse Hall: Blackout Day for Trayvon and All Those Before and After Him sponsored by BSU (masks and social distancing required).
Additional events for the end of the month are forthcoming, pending final approval for socially distanced in-person gatherings.
We hope that you'll be able to attend these events, and we look forward to celebrating Black History Month with the Kenyon community!
Kenyon is committed to creating inclusive events. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to discuss access considerations needed to participate fully in this event.