Becton College celebrates Black History Month. Join us in honoring the past, celebrating the present, and envisioning the future. FDU log on the top left corner.Feb. 2, 2021 — Celebrate Black History Month with us all month long through engaging virtual events, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the full schedule of Black History Month events below:

Meredith ClarkFeb. 9, 2021 at 7 PM: “The Truth About Black Twitter”

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This event features keynote speaker Meredith D. Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Media Studies department at the University of Virginia.

Her current work examines the ways in which Black Americans’ use of Twitter creates digital counter-narratives to mainstream news coverage of Black lived experiences, forming contemporary practices of resistance.
Feb. 9, 2021 at 8 PM: Black History Month Teleparty

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Join us for a Black History Month teleparty screening of “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind.”
Feb. 16, 2021 at 7 PM: African American Read-in

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Read, sing, or perform a work by a Black writer. Or just come to listen, reflect and enjoy! Email to sign up.
Feb. 17, 2021 at 7 PM: “Before there was Oprah and Arsenio Hall, there was Mr. Soul!”

Join us for the Teaneck International Film Festival’s free online viewing of “Mr. Soul,” a documentary about Ellis Haizlip’s public TV series “SOUL!”

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Sponsored by FDU’s School of the Arts.

“Before there was Oprah and Arsenio Hall, there was Mr. Soul!” film poster
Feb. 23, 2021 at 7 PM: Hot Topics: “The Color of Corona: COVID-19 and Racial Disparities”

Moderated by Richard Nisa, associate professor of geography

Panelists: Michael Avaltroni, Dean of School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; Joshua Bornstein, assistant professor of educational leadership; Novlette Edwards, clinical instructor of nursing; Brittney Holom-Trundy, senior policy analyst, NJ Policy Perspective; Marion McClary, professor of biological sciences; Lola Oyedele, assistant professor of nursing.

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Feb. 23, 2021 at 4 PM: Black History Month Virtual Read-Out

Come celebrate Black History Month by listening to some of our very own FDU students read passages from essays, short stories, and poetry from African American authors and poets.

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Event hosted by the FDU libraries.

Feb. 26, 2021 at 11:30 AM: “Creating Anti-Racist Theater”

Attend this virtual seminar on race, equity and inclusion in theater.

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Passcode: SOA

Black Student Union Instagram takeovers!

Be sure to tune in to weekly takeovers from members of the Black Student Union, every Friday on the @fduwhatsnew Instagram story. Below is the full schedule:

Black Excellence in academia/achievements

Week 1 02/05 – Sonaya James

Black Excellence in sports

Week 2 02/12 – Maame Mensah 

Black Excellence in the arts

Week 3 02/15 – Steffon Tucker

Black Excellence in response to human rights/injustice

Week 4 02/22 – Mubarak Oshodi