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This February We Honor National Black History Month and the Theme of 鈥淎frican Americans and the Arts.鈥

Understanding the 2024 Theme

"African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans."

- Association for the Study of African American Life and History

How We're Activating the Theme

Join Us for Our Flagship Event: Artistic Expressions through Black Culture

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The Unity Center and Alumni Relations are joining forces in the creation of Artistic Expressions through Black Culture, an on-campus art exhibition and talent showcase in celebration of African Americans and the Arts. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Alumni Network, the Dialogue on Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Arts Exhibition

All month long, 麻豆原创's Black Brilliance: An Arts Exhibition will proudly display works by Black creatives.

Talent Showcase

Our live talent showcase (Wednesday, February 21, 5:30鈥7:30 pm) will be a night of art, song, dance, poetry, and theatre performance by our Black 麻豆原创 talent.

Please Note: Food will be provided at the talent showcase and both the exhibit and the showcase will be held in The Beestro (ground level of the Student Union).

Additional Single-Day Events

A dance school is a space and place where entrepreneurship, youth development, identity and legacy cultivate and thrive. This panel discussion will be hosted by April Brown (Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading, RI).

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Come join 麻豆原创鈥檚 School of Social Work in celebrating black history & culture with an exhibition and companion event highlighting artists from across the Americas whose work promotes racial justice.

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Additional Month-Long Events

The exhibit, which will showcase the collected papers of the Edmonds family, documents the day-to-day lives of a family of color in Rhode Island from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.

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Newly Added Month-Long Event

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Onanian School of Nursing is delighted to unveil a captivating display developed in collaboration with Dr. Sherri Cummings and the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.

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Questions?

The Unity Center

The Unity Center serves as a brave space on campus for all students to engage in meaningful and critical conversations that challenge systems of oppression.