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Celebrate Black History Month with Emmanuel College’s Black Student Union

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed full of events thanks to Emmanuel’s Black Student Union (BSU). So, take a break from Netflix or studying, and take action.

Black History Month BSU events.

Image provided by the Black Student Union.

The Legacy of the Black Panthers

Thursday, February 9 12:15 p.m. WSC 111

Black Love

Tuesday, February 14 12:15 p.m. WSC 111

Off­Campus trip to see the Company One play Really presented by Diversity & Inclusion

Sunday, February 12 4 p.m.

Discussion on Mental Health

Thursday, February 16 12:15 p.m. WSC 111

The History of the Black Church

Tuesday, February 21 12:15 p.m. WSC 111

Discussion on LGBTQ+ and the Black Community

Thursday, February 23 12:15 p.m. WSC 111

Through the Wire: An Introduction to H.R.40

Thursday, February 23 5 p.m. Fenway Room

Afro­Caribbean Night

Friday, February 24 6-9 p.m. venue TBD

In addition to campus events, check out other shows and exhibits around the city, including at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Children’s Museum. The MFA is having a gallery talk this Saturday, February 11, which is free with your student ID. The talk will be 12-1 p.m.

The Boston Children’s Museum is hosting “Boston Black.” The exhibit allows visitors to explore several Boston neighborhoods and talk about race, ethnicity, community, identity, and inclusivity.

Jonathon Rowe ’18, president of the BSU, suggests documentaries such as “13th,” “Selma,” “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Eyes on the Prize Series on PBS,” “Black Power Mix Tape,” “What Happened to Nina Simone?,” “Malcolm X,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Twelve Years A Slave.” These can be found on Netflix, in theaters, or through the Cardinal Cushing Library‘s Kanopy service.

Whether on or off campus, in campus dialogues or with your friends, keep the conversation alive–today more than ever. For more information or ideas of ways to get involved, contact Jonathon Rowe of the BSU or Jeffrey Smith, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Multicultural Programs.

Heather Alterisio ’17 is the Executive Managing Editor and a Staff Writer for the Hub. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @HeathAlt.

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