TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Crossroads invites the campus and community to participate in events throughout February during Black History Month.

The theme this year is “African Americans In Times Of War.”

Events include films and a lecture titled “The Refugee Camp: Quarantining and Disciplining Black Bodies and Black Freedom in the Civil War.”

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For details, contact UA’s Crossroads at 205-348-6930. Events include:

Beyond the Surface An Art Exhibit: Thursday, Feb. 1–Monday, Feb. 26, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, Paul R. Jones Lecture Series.

Hallowed Grounds: Slavery at UA Campus Tours: The following Wednesdays throughout February: Feb. 7 and 21 at noon, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Departure Location: Historical marker outside Gorgas House and Morgan Hall. Sponsor: UA Museums, College of Arts and Sciences.

Forgotten Hero: The Autherine Lucy Campus Tours: Every Monday throughout February: Feb. 5 and 19 at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 12 and 26 at 1:30 p.m. Departure Location: Foster Auditorium. Sponsor: department of communication studies.

Tuscaloosa Africana Film Workshop featuring Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Tyrik Washington: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in  Russell Hall, room 159. Co-sponsors: Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation, Afram South Inc., College of Community Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Students of Color Leadership Conference: 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Ferguson Student Center, Ballroom. Co-sponsors: Center for Service and Leadership, Career Center, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Regions Bank, Blackburn Institute, Ferguson Student Center, University Programs, National PanHellenic Council.

Dr. Ethel H. Hall African American Heritage Month Colloquium: Anthony Ray Hinton, community educator at the Equal Justice Initiative and death row exoneree. 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Hotel Capstone. Sponsor: School of Social Work.

Movie Screening, “Marshall”: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Ferguson Student Center Theatre. Sponsor: University Programs.

Sixth Annual Tuscaloosa Africana Film Festival: 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Free children’s movie at 3 p.m., Bama Theatre. Co-sponsors: Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation, Afram South Inc., College of Community Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission Admission: Students $8; Seniors – $10; General – $15.

Removing the Veil: Bringing Visibility to Black Women Activists: 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, Ferguson Student Center Ballroom. Co-sponsors: Women and Gender Resource Center, Student Leadership Council, Intercultural Diversity Center.

#WokeShops: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 21 and 28, Intercultural Diversity Center. Sponsor: Intercultural Diversity Center.

Movie Screening, “Whose Streets?”: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Ferguson Student Center Theatre. Sponsor: University Programs

Sips-N-Strokes… #ForTheCulture Edition: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, Intercultural Diversity Center. Sponsor: Intercultural Diversity Center.

The Refugee Camp: Quarantining and Disciplining Black Bodies and Black Freedom in the Civil War: A Diversity Lecture with Dr. Thaviola Glymph. 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Gorgas Library, room 205. Sponsor: UA Libraries.

Black Women Who Serve: An Art Gallery Exhibit and Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Ferguson Student Center, outside room 3104. Co-sponsors: School of Social Work, department of gender and race studies, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

State of the Black Union: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, Ferguson Student Center Great Hal. Co-sponsors: Black Student Union, University Programs.

The Blackout: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, immediately following State of the Black Union. Ferguson Student Center Great Hall, and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb 16, Intercultural Diversity Center. Co-sponsors: Alabama Student Association for Poetry, Black Student Union, Capstone Minority Information Systems Society, Alabama Forensic Council, Capstone Association for Black Journalists, Black Faculty & Staff Association, BFSA Ambassadors, D.R.E.A.M., Intercultural Diversity Center, Gender and Race Studies, Graduate Student Association.

Civil Rights Museum Excursion: 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Birmingham. Co-sponsors: Black Student Union, University Programs.

Afro American Gospel Choir Alumni Concert: 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Hightown Church of God. Co-Sponsors: Afro American Gospel Choir, Black Student Union.

Race, Science, and Culture: 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Shelby Hall, room 2105. Sponsor: UA Chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Legally Black: African-American Millennials Making a Difference in the Legal and Greater Community: noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, Law School Moot Court, room 140. Co-sponsors: The University of Alabama School of Law, UA Black Law Students Association.

Nurses’ Panel Presentation: Afrocentric Perspectives and Research: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Capstone College of Nursing, room 1008. Co-sponsors: Capstone College of Nursing, CCN Committee on Inclusivity.

Diverse Reverse Career Fair: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, Bryant Conference Center, Rast Room. Sponsor: Career Center.

Slavery at the Gorgas House: A Lecture with Dr. Hilary Green. 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Gorgas House. Co-Sponsors: UA Museums, College of Arts and Sciences.

The Get Down: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Intercultural Diversity Center. Sponsor: Intercultural Diversity Center.

“Eyes on Mississippi” Film Screening and Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Reese Phifer Hall room 216. Co-sponsors: College of Communication and Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information Sciences Diversity Forum.

Movie Screening, “Detroit”: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Ferguson Student Center Theatre. Sponsor: University Programs.

Open Mike and Spoken Word Night: 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Ridgecrest West. Co-sponsors: Faculty in Residence Program, Honors College.

Being Black Abroad: The Good, the Bad, the Weird: 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, Gorgas Library room 205. Sponsor: Education Abroad.

Hidden Histories: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, Maxwell Hall. Sponsor: Creative Campus.

Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Ethnic Identity in a Broken World: 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, Ferguson Student Center, 3700 Forum. Sponsor: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Contact

Richard LeComte, communications, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu, 205-348-3782

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