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Armstrong Celebrates Black Heritage Month

Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This is a sentiment Armstrong will honor as we celebrate Black Heritage Month throughout February.

“This year’s celebration will honor great individuals who have propelled the evolution of race relations, while at the same time placing a key focus on the opportunities that are ahead in our future,” said Nashia Whittenburg, director of Armstrong’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. “As a campus community, it is important for us to celebrate our diversity and these Black Heritage Month events truly create opportunities for everyone to do so.”

Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this year’s celebration will feature more than two dozen events ranging from timely lectures to exciting live performances.

The 2016 Black Heritage Month Celebration schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 2, noon

Lecture with Dr. Amy Potter, “Misrepresentations of Haiti in American Media,” sponsored by Sigma Iota Alpha

Student Union - Ogeechee Theatre

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.

Armstrong NAACP Political Action Town Hall Series, “Know Your Rights”

Student Union Ballroom

Wednesday, Feb. 3, noon

HOLA Lunch & Learn, Afro-Latino Lecture with Dr. Jennifer Padilla Wyse

University Hall 157

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12:15 p.m.

Armstrong Caucus for Equity and Progress Brown Bag Series, Col. George Bowen delivers “Building a Future on the Shoulders of Others”

Armstrong Liberty Center, Hinesville

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.

Lecture with Dr. Jennifer Padilla Wyse, “Afro-Latinos: History, Culture and Diversity within the Latino Community”

University Hall 157

Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.

MOVE and Hermano a Hermano present The Gentleman’s Dinner: Image Etiquette & Empowerment

Student Union - Savannah Ballrooms B&C

Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m.

NAACP Annual ‘90s Party

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom

Sunday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m.

Super Bowl Viewing Party sponsored by Armstrong’s Men of Vision & Excellence and Hermano a Hermano

MCC Food Court

Monday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

Natural Hair in the Workplace, sponsored by the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) and Armstrong NAACP

University Hall 156

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

Armstrong NAACP Political Action Town Hall Series, Lecture by Dr. Michael Benjamin: “Malcolm X and the Civil Rights Movement,” sponsored by the Armstrong African American Studies Program and the Armstrong NAACP

Student Union - Savannah Ballrooms B&C

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:15 p.m.

Armstrong Caucus for Equity and Progress Brown Bag Series: Dr. Zke Zimmerman presents “Slavery in the 21st Century in America”

University Hall 157

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m.

Movie Screening: “Fruitvale Station,” sponsored by Armstrong Men of Vision & Student African American Sisterhood

Student Union - Ogeechee Theatre

Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

Collegiate 100 Winter Ball-Black Tie Affair Scholarship Awards Dinner

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom

Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

27th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Grand Festival, sponsored by the City of Savannah

Savannah Civic Center

Monday, Feb. 15, all day

Black Women’s Empowerment Day sponsored by the Student African American Sisterhood

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.

Armstrong NAACP Political Action Town Hall Series, “Mending the Bending Home”

Student Union - Savannah Ballrooms B&C

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:15 p.m.

Armstrong Caucus for Equity and Progress Brown Bag Series: Dr. Maxine Bryant discusses “Offender Reentry and Mass Incarceration”

University Hall 157

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Campus Union Board presents Lady Caress Spoken Word

Student Union - Ogeechee Theatre

Thursday, Feb. 18, noon

Armstrong Caucus for Equity and Progress presents “Beyond the Undergraduate Degree Student” Roundtable Luncheon

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom C

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Movie Screening, “The New Black,” sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Housing & Residence Life

Student Union - Ogeechee Theatre

Sunday, Feb. 21

Mother Emmanuel AME Church Visit, sponsored by Recreation & Wellness and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Charleston, S.C.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.

Armstrong NAACP Political Action Town Hall Series, “Deconstructing the New Movements — Beyond the Hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter #SavannahLivesMatter”

Student Union - Ogeechee Theatre

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12:15 p.m.

Armstrong Caucus for Equity and Progress Brown Bag Series: Dr. Bob LeFavi presents “The Skinny on Fat Loss: New Approaches to Healthy Weight Management from the Latest Research and its Application to African Americans”

University Hall 157

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.

Anointed Voices Gospel Choir, Know Your History Musical

Student Union - Savannah Ballroom

Scot Kelly

“My growth as scientist could not have been achieved without the guidance of Armstrong’s finest professors.”

Scot Kelly
Class of 2015
Biology
St. Louis, Missouri