FDU Black History Month 2023
Feb. 1, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2023: View the Black History Month library exhibits all month long! Available at Florham and Metropolitan Campus Libraries. More information found here.
Feb. 13, 2023 – Feb. 17, 2023: Black History Month Menu at The Dish on Florham and Metropolitan Campus.
Feb. 1, 2023 at 8:30 PM: “Celebrating Black History Month”
Join Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Psi chapter as they celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their role in US history. There will be a PowerPoint presentation, showcasing important African American figures in history and highlight their contributions. Florham Campus: Mansion Room 11. Follow OPC on Instagram here for updates.
Feb. 7, 2023 at 7 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Ralph Ellison – An American Journey”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. A feature-length documentary of the eminent African American novelist, literary critic and scholar best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. Ellison also wrote Shadow and Act, a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 8, 2023 at 8 PM: “Black History Month Trivia”
Hosted by RA Gabby, RA Jayla and FDU’s Global Scholars program. Come test your knowledge on black history! Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to participate and learn more about black history and culture. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Metropolitan Campus: Multipurpose Room, Student Union Building. Follow FDU Global Scholars on Instagram here for updates.
Feb. 16, 2023 at 7 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Black Student Voices”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. A panel featuring FDU students, discussing issues pertaining to challenges and successes they have experienced socially and academically. They will discuss how FDU can grow in its representation of black identity and in its recognition of the diversity of black identity, which may lead to greater recruitment and retention. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 20, 2023 at 7 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Black Italian Film”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. A conversation with Simone Brioni on Black Italian Cinema. Simone Brioni is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Stony Brook University. He specializes in the literary and cinematographic representation and self-representation of migrants, postcolonial theory, postcolonial literatures and cultures with a particular emphasis on contemporary Italy. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 21, 2023 at 5:30 PM: “DSU Black History Month Trivia Night!”
Hosted by the Diverse Student Union. Florham Campus: Lenfell Hall in Hennessy Hall. Follow DSU on Instagram here for updates.
Feb. 21, 2023 at 7 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Zero”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. A series on Netflix focusing on a shy, African-Italian teen from Milan, Italy. He has the power to turn invisible and must get this power under control to help defend his neighborhood, putting aside the pursuit of his artistic dream. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 22, 2023 at 12:30 PM: “Black History is Black Excellence”
Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Office of Student Life, Becton College, the Criminal Justice department, and the Black Student Union. Speaker event with special guest Wallace “Wallo267” Peeples, American orator, entrepreneur, social influence, activist and marketer. Join us in celebrating Black History Month with our criminal justice professionals. Metropolitan Campus: Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall. Follow the Office of Student Life on Instagram here for updates.
Feb. 27, 2023 at 7 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Autumn Beat”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. Directed and co-created by Antonio Dikele Distefano, Autumn Beat is a coming-of-age drama that follows the story of Tito and Paco, two brothers who grew up in Milan with the same dream: to break into the world of rap and be heard through music. The duo seem destined for success—Paco is a born performer and Tito knows how to write like no other—but ambition, life, and love for the same woman will test their bond. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 27, 2023: “SUB Tranformation”
Join the Office of Student Life in transforming the SUB for Black History Month. Metropolitan Campus: Student Union Building. Follow the Office of Student Life on Instagram here for updates.
Feb. 28, 2023 at 2 PM: “Becton College Celebrates Black History Month: Antonio Dikele Distefano and Fred Kuworn”
Cosponsored by the FDU Libraries. A conversation with Antonio Dikele Distefano, a second-generation African-Italian screenplay-writer and director and the creator of Zero, and Fred Kuwornu, a teacher and former assistant of Spike Lee and the director of Blaxploitation: 100 Years of Blackness in the Italian Cinema. Both will talk about their work, being second-generation African-Italians, perceptions of race, living and working in Italy vs. in the U.S., cultural differences, etc. Florham Campus: Orangerie. Must register prior to event via Zoom here.
Feb. 28, 2023 at 7 PM: “FDU Arts Talks: Kaepernick and America”
Hosted by FDU School of the Arts. A screening of the documentary with special guest Bill Stephney, a producer on the documentary and member of the FDU School of the Arts advisory board. Reception at 6:30. Metropolitan Campus: Library Auditorium. To RSVP: email@example.com | 201-692-2801.
Feb. 28, 2023 at 8 PM: “Residence Hall Association Celebrates Black History Month”
An event for culture, art and cultural appreciation. Come out and express your creativity. Food and games. Cookie design competition, prizes include: TV, Beats headphones, Nintendo Switch, Polaroid camera, microwave. Metropolitan Campus: Knight Club. Follow RHA on Instagram here for updates.