2008-2009

WPI Celebrates Black History Month

WPI observes Black History Month in February with events sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and partners. Events include performances, speakers, dinners, and workshops that focus on the culture and history of African Americans.

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) observes Black History Month in February with events sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and partners. Events include performances, speakers, dinners, and workshops that focus on the culture and history of African Americans.

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (see below for specific locations)
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass.

Schedule

Feb. 2: Black History Month Kick-off Celebration, African percussion performance, Campus Center stage, noon to 1 p.m. Racial and cultural sensitivity training, Campus Center Hagglund Room, 6-7 p.m. (Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and Insight Health & Wellness)

Feb. 3: African-American art display, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Campus Center.

Feb. 4: Soul Food Luncheon Series, WPI Step Team performance, noon to 1 p.m., Campus Center stage.

Feb. 5: “African-American Inventions that Changed Our World” presentation, 10 a.m. to noon, Elm Park School, Worcester.

Feb. 6: WPI Black History Month dinner, 5:15 to 7 p.m., Campus Center Odeum. (Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and the Black Student Union) Friday Film Series: “The Great Debaters,” 7:30 to 11 p.m., Salisbury Labs. (Sponsored by SOCOMM)

Feb. 10: Lunch & Learn with WPI Alumni: “Backback to Briefcase,” noon to 1 p.m., Higgins House. (Sponsored by EMC2 and Office of Diversity Programs)

Feb. 11: Soul Food Luncheon Series, African Percussion & Dance Ensemble performance, noon to 1 p.m., Campus Center stage.

Feb. 12: “African-American Inventions that Changed Our World” presentation, 10 a.m. to noon, Grafton Public Schools.

Feb. 13: Friday Film Series: “Dream Girls,” 7:30 to 11 p.m., Salisbury Labs. (Sponsored by SOCOMM)

Feb. 18: Soul Food Luncheon Series, Koliba Jazz Ensemble & Spirit of Africa performance, noon to 1 p.m., Campus Center stage.

Feb. 20: Friday Film Series: “A Raisin in the Sun,” 7:30 to 11 p.m., Salisbury Labs. (Sponsored by SOCOMM)

Feb. 21: DINE OUT: Diversity and Inclusion Networking Evening, 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Sponsored by Pratt & Whitney and the Office of Diversity Programs)

Feb. 25: Soul Food Luncheon Series, WPI Dance Team performance, noon to 1 p.m., Campus Center stage.; African Marketplace, 3 to 7 p.m., Campus Center Odeum. (Sponsored by WPI’s International House/ISC)

Feb. 27: Friday Film Series: “Cry Freedom,” 7:30 to 11 p.m., Salisbury Labs. (Sponsored by SOCOMM)

January 29, 2009

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu