Black History Month offers social, scholarly, arts events
A full month of events is planned for February at BGSU in commemoration of Black History Month. In addition to nearly daily student-oriented activities, the University invites the community to participate in numerous events related to culture, history and social issues.
BGSU will participate in the Feb. 9 meeting of Not In Our Town, the joint BGSU-city of Bowling Green initiative to reject violence and intolerance and promote diversity and inclusion. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Wood County District Public Library Community Room, 251 N. Main St.
The BGSU Theatre and Film department will present “The Winter Barrel,” written and directed by faculty member Dr. Eileen Cherry-Chandler. The Readers Theatre production features three related short stories about the moral dilemmas facing young black girls growing up in a violent urban America. The performance is free and begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Conrad Choral Room at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
A series of films throughout the month will explore aspects of black life and history. All screenings are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.