Baruch Celebrates Black History Month

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A rich and varied program celebrating this year’s Black History Month begins with a campus poetry reading on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and concludes on Feb. 28 with a lecture and discussion on the unexplored and unexpected subject of “Einstein on Race and Racism,” presented by authors Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor.

Baruch’s month-long program brings together several academic departments and student organizations to create a kaleidoscope of African American experience.

Highlights include a presentation on Hip-Hop, “Straight Out Da’ Bronx: Tracking the Multi-cultural Roots of Hip-Hop,” by author Mark Naison; a screening of Citizen King, a film that explores the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and his efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement; a panel discussion on “Slavery in New York” with Sherill Wilson, director of the African Burial Ground; and a Health Fair providing information on topics such as diabetes and high blood pressure, conditions that disproportionately affect the African American community.

 

Zane Berzins
646-660-6113

Click here for a complete schedule of February events.