Saint Xavier University Students

Traditions

Black History Month 2017

"Black History is American History"

Black History Month Opening

Monday, February 1
Noon, Diner Atrium

Join us to celebrate the opening reception of our Black History Month featuring student performances, guest speakers and several surprises!

Black Hair-itage

Monday, February 6
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Student Lounge

Learn about hair textures and products as SXU students discuss their hair journeys during this informative event about African-American hair.

The Evolution of Black Gender Roles and its Impact on the Black Family

Thursday, February 11
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Come join moderator Jason Lambert in a riveting discussion about "Diversity at SXU" with a panel of your fellow students from various ethnic/cultural RSOs. Together we will discuss our identity and how that plays into diversity on campus.

Spoken Word/Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 11
6 to 9 p.m., Regina Hall Res Center

Join us for an open-mic night where students can bring any creative expression to the table for five minutes. Acts include, but are not limited to, spoken word/poetry, vocal performances, stand-up comedy, and musical selections. If interested in signing up to perform in advance, please email hentzjr.s01@mymail.sxu.edu.

"Back Down Memory Lane"

Wednesday, February 15
Noon to 2 p.m., Student Lounge

Experience a walk through the decades, starting with the Harlem Renaissance and continuing through the start of the new millennium. Stop in at any point to walk down the lane!

Gregory Lorjuste: A Journey to the White House

Friday, February 17

3 p.m. Butler Reception Room

Gregory Lorjuste shares his experience serving as an aide to the first African American President in U.S. history working his way up from Scheduler to his final title, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling for President Barack Obama.

Super Saturday: Kickin' It Old School Party

Saturday, February 18
9 to 11 p.m., Regina Res Center

Join us for an open-mic night where students can bring any creative expression to the table for five minutes. Acts include, but are not limited to, spoken word/poetry, vocal performances, stand-up comedy, and musical selections. If interested in signing up to perform in advance, please email verner.j01@mymail.sxu.edu.

"Identities at SXU: Student Perspectives"

Monday, February 20
3 to 4:30 p.m., Student Lounge

Come join moderator Karen Benjamin, SXU Faculty member, Associate Professor of History and the Coordinator of Social Science Education, in a succession of last year's student panel on diversity, for a discussion about "Identity at SXU" with a panel of your fellow students to have a conversation about identity and representation of people who we do not normally hear from or see in mainstream media. Together we will discuss our identity and how that plays into life on or even off campus.

SXU Film Series: The Birth of a Nation

Tuesday, February 21
7 to 9:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

This film is loosely based on the story of Nat Turner, a literate enslaved man who led a slave rebellion that terrorized white slave owners in Virginia in 1831. It takes its title from D.W. Griffith's infamous film epic, that glorified the Ku Klux Klan and perpetrated negative racist stereotypes of African Americans.

We Gone Be Alright: Hip Hop, Millennials and Political Agency

Wednesday, February 22
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Julius Bailey, Ph.D., a Christian Existentialist, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. He is a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer. As a socially conscious academic, Dr. Bailey has been interviewed on CNN, Fox, B.E.T, and ABC Nightline. His research interests span from Russian Literature to Hip-Hop Culture--indeed, anything that touches on the doings and sufferings of people purposed toward voice and inclusion.

African-American Achievement Awards

Saturday, February 25
4:30 to 6 p.m., McGuire Hall

The African-American Achievement Awards will recognize the contributions and achievements of African-American students, faculty, and staff at Saint Xavier University. Formal attire encouraged.

Black Tie Affair

Saturday, February 25
6 to 8 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Join us immediately following the African-American Achievement Awards for food, fellowship and to congratulate the award recipients and nominees.


Events sponsored by: African-American Studies, African-American Studies Diaspora Club, Black Student Union, University Mission and Ministry, Residence Life and Student Life. For more information, contact Student Life at 773-341-5060 or studentlife@sxu.edu