Donation Drive: Black Hair Care Products

Tue, Feb 1, 2022 - Mon, Feb 28, 2022

Donations can be dropped off at the Department of Student Life on the 1st floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union. 

To learn more, visit https://www.downtownakron.com/event/donation-drive-black-hair-care-products

 

"Drunk with the Wine of the World" with Rev. Martin A. McMickle, Ph.D.

Virtual event on Wednesday, February 9th, 12:00 PM

Hosted by The University of Akron's Office of Inclusion and Equity & Office of Multicultural Development

To register, please email natali5@uakron.edu

 

"Summer of Soul"

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost—until now.

February 11-February 17 at The Nightlight

To learn more, visit https://www.nightlightcinema.com/

 

Training for Freedom

TRAINING FOR FREEDOM, a new documentary that tells the story of how idealistic college students and Black activists came together in 1964 in Oxford, Ohio, on a civil rights mission, will premiere exclusively on PBS Western Reserve (WNEO / WEAO).

Monday, February 14th, 9:00 PM at PBS Western Reserve (WNEO / WEAO)

Hosted by PBS Western Reserve

 

Rethinking Race Kickoff Movie - ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical crime drama film about the betrayal of Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago.

Friday, February 18th, 6:30 PM

Hosted by Black Students United and Campus Programs

To register, visit https://calendar.uakron.edu/race/event/18242-rethinking-race-kickoff-movie-judas-and-the

 

Community Talk Back

Join us for a free virtual event to celebrate the history and accomplishments of African Americans in Akron and Summit County.

Virtual event, Saturday, February 19th, 12:30-2:00PM

Hosted by Summit County Historical Society

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-talk-back-stories-of-african-americans-in-akron-summit-county-tickets-251467224237

 

Panel Discussion: Training for Freedom

PBS Western Reserve will host a free virtual event on PBSWesternReserve.org on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. that is open to all and includes a streamed presentation of TRAINING FOR FREEDOM followed by a one-half-hour prerecorded panel discussion that addresses race-related voter registration issues that persist to this day. Ben Holbert, mayor of Woodmere Village, will moderate the panel discussion. Panelists will be Bruce Watson, author of Freedom Summer; Nishani Frazier, PhD, associate professor, Department of American Studies and History, University of Kansas; and James Brown, president of the Youngstown branch of NAACP.

Virtual event on Sunday, February 20th, 7:30 PM

To learn more, visit https://www.pbswesternreserve.org/

 

Rethinking Race Keynote: Matthew Cherry

Matthew A. Cherry, a former University of Akron and NFL wide receiver, won an Academy Award for directing “Hair Love." The film depicts an African-American father’s experience of styling his young daughter’s hair for the first time.

Virtual event, Monday, February 21st, 7:00 PM

Hosted by Rethinking Race & the Office of Inclusion and Equity

To register, visit https://signup.com/go/tLTnSub

 

Race & Psychology at the Museum

Explore the history of race in psychology through the artifacts and exhibits of the National Museum of Psychology. This specialized tour gives visitors the chance to discuss how the history of race in psychology impacts modern psychological research, practice, and activism.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 1-2 PM at The University of Akron: The National Museum of Psychology 73 S. College St.

Hosted by The National Museum of Psychology

To register, visit https://calendar.uakron.edu/race/event/18369-race-psychology-at-the-museum

 

Race & Psychology at the Museum

Explore the history of race in psychology through the artifacts and exhibits of the National Museum of Psychology. This specialized tour gives visitors the chance to discuss how the history of race in psychology impacts modern psychological research, practice, and activism.

Thursday, February 24th, 1-2 PM at The University of Akron: The National Museum of Psychology 73 S. College St.

Hosted by The National Museum of Psychology

To register, visit https://calendar.uakron.edu/race/event/18370-race-psychology-at-the-museum