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Black History Month Events Around IUPUI


Feb. 3, 2021

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February is Black History Month, and the IUPUI Multicultural Center has released a calendar of events honoring the occasion.

You can download the calendar of events online.

To strike out more on your own, download this Black History Month activity guide.

Additionally, the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute wanted to call attention to three upcoming events:

  • On Feb. 10, Lasana Kazembe premieres “The Voodoo of Hell’s Half-Acre,” a multimedia blues opera that centers on the life of writer Richard Wright. It’s a live, multimedia theatrical presentation described as “a deepened inquiry and artistic conversation between cultural memory, social tensions and the unreconciled strivings within the souls of Black folk.” Registration is required.
  • Throughout the month, OnyxFest is presenting six plays available for streaming: Aniqua Chatman’s “Bluesy Night,” J.R. Blatimore’s “Anniversary,” Rain Wilson’s “I Feed You Defiance,” Vernon A. Williams’ “Being Black,” Michael Florence’s “On the Corner” and Shandrea Funnye’s “Seven Days.”
  • On Feb. 17, a conversation about race in America with an international perspective will be had with Isabel Wilkerson, acclaimed author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent.” The conversation will explore racial discrimination in an international context and how such exploration can provide new insights into the struggle for racial justice. Registration for the event is required.

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