The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will be hosting several events during the month of February as part of Black History Month. With the 2018 theme, “Know the Past. Shape the Future,” the scheduled events are designed to provide the campus community with cultural perspectives about the achievements of African Americans and the impact they have made on society.

Event schedule

The following events to be held throughout the month of February are free and open to the campus community and general public.

Global Metaphysics of Abstract Painters and Performers
Thursday, February 1, 6 p.m., at the University Classroom Building, room 100

Featuring Nanette Carter, a woman of power who specializes in creating art and landscapes that capture the drama of human nature.

Film: Moonlight
Wednesday, February 7, 6 p.m., at the University Classroom Building 100

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Workshop: Building Cultural Inclusion
Tuesday, February 13, 2 p.m., Campus Center 301

With Georgina Dodge, associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion, Bucknell University.

Presentation: “I ka wā ma mua, ka wā ma hope” The Future Lies in the Past—Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Want to Be
Friday, February 23, 3 p.m., at the University Classroom Building 100

Speaker: Val Kalei Kanuha, senior lecturer, Office of Field Education Assistant Dean for Field Education, School of Social Work, University of Washington.

Soul Food for Thought Café
Friday, February 23, 11–1 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room

Poets, spoken word artists and musicians are invited to perform featuring African American genre.
Those interested in participating contact UH Hilo via email.

Film: 4 Little Girls
Wednesday, February 28, 6 p.m., at the University Classroom Building 100

The film uses dance as its primary expressive element to depict the tragic story and aftermath of the 16th Street Baptist church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

Related activities will be held in the residence halls in collaboration with University Housing.

The UH Hilo history department will feature an exhibit at the Edwin H. Mookini Library.

For additional information, visit UH Hilo Stories.

From UH Hilo Stories