Keynote by Scholar of Hip-Hop Pedagogy, Exhibition Highlight Black History Month Calendar

Posted January 27th, 2011 at 2:43 pm.

photo of Marc Lamont HillActivist, scholar and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill, an anthropologist of education who has been identified as one of the leading public intellectuals of the hip-hop generation, will provide the keynote address for Bryn Mawr’s 2011 celebration of Black History Month. Hill, who regularly provides commentary for media outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The New York Times, and Fox News, is the author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity and an associate professor at Columbia University Teachers College. His keynote speech, titled “The Educational Crisis, Democracy and Transformation,” will be delivered in Thomas Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.23.

Another highlight of this year’s Black History Month is an exhibition, “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature,” that will open in Canaday Library’s Eva Jane Coombe Special Collections Suite on Feb. 8. A lecture on African-American research collections, featuring Archie Givens, Jr. of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature, and Diane D. Turner, Curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University, will mark the opening of the exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in Carpenter Library 21.

A list of Black History Month events follows. Except where noted, events are free and open to the public.

Black History Month Events
Date and Time Location Event
Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m TBA Black History Month Kickoff
Sponsored by Sisterhood. Open to Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff
Saturday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m Thomas Great Hall BACaSO Culture Show: “A Celebration of Cultures.”
Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr African and Caribbean Students Organization
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m Lecture: Carpenter 21. Exhibition and reception: Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite Lecture and Exhibition Opening: “The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature”
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Library and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 4-8 p.m Haffner and Erdman Dining Halls Black History Month Dinner

Sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Dining Services. Free with BMCDS meal plan; $9.25 with Bryn Mawr Express; $12.25 cash.

Thursday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m Perry House Movie Screening and Conversation
Sponsored by Sisterhood. Open to Tri-Co students, faculty, and staff
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Wyndham Dining Room Black History Month Lunch.

Sponsored by Wyndham Alumnae House. $18.50 +tax and gratuity; for reservations call (610) 526-5236

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m Thomas Great Hall Keynote Address by Marc Lamont Hill: “The Educational Crisis, Democracy and Transformation”
Co-sponsored by Sisterhood and the Office of Intercultural Affairs
Saturday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m Haverford College Tri-Co “Black Love” formal, open to Tri-Co students.

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