Featured EventsOn and Off Campus
Black History Month 2011
In honor of Black History Month, the Lewis & Clark Office of Multicultural Affairs and Mosaic, a collective of multicultural clubs, are hosting a series of special events—film screenings, lectures, and a panel discussion. This year’s theme is “Narratives on Race, Culture, Identity and the Collective Black Experience.” For complete details, visit the Multicultural Affairs website: go.lclark.edu/college/multicultural
February 10: Films In Focus: Classic Narratives of the Black Experience
Explore the rich context of race, power, personal narrative in three films from very distinct approaches, eras, and genres of filmmaking. Movie snacks provided.
3:30pm | Imitation of Life (1959)
5:30pm | Malcolm X (1992)
8:30pm | Trouble The Water (2008)
Film screenings held in Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
February 17: Learning From Black Resistance to School Desegregation
Charise Cheney (University of Oregon), a leading scholar in African-American popular and political cultures, examines the question “what did we lose” with Brown v. Board of Education and school desegregation.
Lecture scheduled for 4 p.m. in Miller Center for Humanities, Room 105
February 21: Contemporary Art & Media: “Black Is…Black Ain’t”
This groundbreaking documentary by filmmaker Marlon Riggs reveals a myriad of social forces that attempt to consolidate, reduce, and contain the lives and experiences of African Americans. Discussion immediately following. Snacks will be provided.
Film screening scheduled for 7 p.m. in Templeton Campus Center, 3rd floor
February 22: Black Identity in a “Color Blind” Society
Student, faculty, and community panelists discuss the politics of racial identity and what it means to be “Black” today.
Panel discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. in Templeton Campus Center, Thayer
February 23: The Death of the Essential Black Subject: Marlon Riggs’ “Black Is, Black Ain’t”
African American studies scholar and founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Emory University Rudolph Byrd (B.A. ’75) will explore the complexities of defining “blackness” in America through a scholarly discussion of the groundbreaking Marlon Riggs film, Black Is…Black Aint.
Keynote lecture scheduled for 4 p.m. in Watzek Library, Room 245
Location: Various campus locations, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd., Portland
Cost: All events are free
Contact: For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 503-768-7051