Holy Cross Black Student Union to Host Black History Month Events

February 4th, 2014 by 

The Black Student Union (BSU) at the College of the Holy Cross, a student organization that promotes unity among the black community at Holy Cross, is sponsoring a number of events for Black History Month.  All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall: 16th Annual Fashion Show
This year the show will explore fashion through art. Each scene will explore a different art form with the models bringing art to life through body language and dress. Ticket info: $15 for dinner with the show, $10 for just the show. For more information, contact Sean Oke at oaoke15@g.holycross.edu.

Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center’s Crossroads: Motown 10-Spot
In 1959, the record company Motown was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. in Detroit, Michigan. The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, is also a nickname for Detroit. Motown music played an important role in the racial integration by successfully bringing together artists of different genres. In the 1960s, Motown and its subsidiaries were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as “The Motown Sound,” a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence.  Join Holy Cross students as they share their Motown inspired performances at the 10-Spot.

Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Suite B/C: Black Love
Using video clips, a student panel will compare and contrast the shift of values in television shows throughout the eras from a strong focus on family and core values to the newer focus on money and sex, particularly showcasing “black love” in the media.

Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Suite B/C: Black Staff Appreciation
Join the members of the Black Students Union as they honor Holy Cross staff members for their contributions to promoting a more diverse and inclusive campus. (campus community only)

Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Suite B/C: Keynote Speaker 
Dr. Boyce Watkins is an author, economist, political analyst, and social commentator. Dr. Watkins was formerly a member of the finance faculty, and currently is a Scholar in Residence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University.  He is a distinguished scholar with the Barbara Jordan Institute for Policy Research, and was previously a visiting fellow at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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