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Black History Month

Black History Month began 51 years ago on the campus of Kent State University. In officially designating it six years later, President Gerald Ford urged Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."

We are proud of the black and African-American students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who have called JU home, and we look forward to sharing some of their accomplishments this month.

1

Black Professionals Panel

5:00 p.m. - Virtual
Career Management to host distinguished panelists to discuss their professional journeys and road to success, including a Q&A session and opportunity for Jacksonville University students to ask questions of their own. Students can register on Handshake at https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/661071 and there they will get access to the Zoom.

Black Professionals Panel Black History Month event.

2

“Diversity and Discussion” Speaker Series 

Dr. Natalie Indelicato & Mr. Michael Robinson - Mental Health Impacts of Racial Battle Fatigue

12:30 p.m. - Virtual
JU faculty & staff invited to host small casual conversations on topics related to issues facing the Black community throughout the month of February. These events will take place on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 837 1835 1007
Passcode: discuss

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“Diversity and Discussion” Speaker Series 

Dr. LaTonya Summers & Mr. Isaac Wells - This Far by Faith: The Intersection of Spirituality and Mental Health in the Black Community

12:30 p.m. - Virtual
JU faculty & staff invited to host small casual conversations on topics related to issues facing the Black community throughout the month of February. These events will take place on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 837 1835 1007
Passcode: discuss

9

Raisin the bar: Oatmeal Bar & Yoga

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
In partnership with Student Health Center Keigwin School of Nursing and Campus RecWell, we are shining the light on the increased risk that African-Americans have in regards to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Attendees have an opportunity to get their blood pressure checked and get more information on protecting themselves from heart disease. Campus RecWell will lead yoga starting at 9:30 a.m.

Enjoy a free oatmeal bar with toppings provided by Aramark while supplies last.

10

Race & Policing: An Honest Conversation

6:30 p.m. - Virtual
Come hear from a panel of varied experiences as we take a dive into the perspectives of race and police. This event will take place on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 841 6692 8913
Passcode: BHM

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“Diversity and Discussion” Speaker Series 

Dr. Alyssa Zajdel - Taking a Stand & Taking a Knee: Social Justice Activism in Sports

12:30 p.m. - Virtual
JU faculty & staff invited to host small casual conversations on topics related to issues facing the Black community throughout the month of February. These events will take place on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 837 1835 1007
Passcode: discuss

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“Diversity and Discussion” Speaker Series 

Dr. Tom Geismar - Run Toward Your Biases

12:30 p.m. - Virtual
JU faculty & staff invited to host small casual conversations on topics related to issues facing the Black community throughout the month of February. These events will take place on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 837 1835 1007
Passcode: discuss

23

Black History Showcase 

Black Alumni Network

7:00 p.m.
The Jacksonville University Black Alumni Network presents the 2021 Black History Showcase. This entertaining event will feature contributions of Black Jacksonville University alumni artists, writers and performers; reviving vital history that has been buried, overlooked and forgotten through musical performances, poetry/spoken word, skits, dances, and much more.

Register for the Black History Showcase

25

42 at the Field - Movie Night

7:00 p.m. - John Sessions Stadium

Join us for the screening of 42 at John Sessions Stadium. Race and sports collide in the feel-good drama 42, a story about the early career of Jackie Robinson, the first Black baseball player in Major League Baseball.