How to Celebrate Black History Month on Campus

The BurrowThe Burrow of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) works with students, faculty and staff to make certain the steady growth and development of Temple as a diverse community.  IDEAL offers various programs throughout the year to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace.

February is National Black History Month, and their theme is “A Closer Look at Social Justice”.

UPCOMING Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 – 6:30

OWL Talk Tuesday: E/racing Women and LGBTQIA Community from #BLMM – The Burrow will host a student-only conversation focusing on the limitations of the Black Lives Matter Movement with a focus on women, LGBTQIA, and “other” identities and experiences.

UPCOMING Tuesday, February 23, 5:00 – 7:00

Sixteenth and Philly Film with Q&A – The Reel will show a FREE film discussing the community park located in North Philadelphia at 16th and Diamond.

UPCOMING Wednesday, February 24, 2:00 – 6:00 Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall

Underground Railroad Conference Hosted by the College of Liberal Arts – The annual Underground Railroad Conference 2016: Freedom, Reconstruction and Beyond will have a panel discussion on reconstruction goals and legal issues.  The keynote speakers include Randall Miller, James Stewart and the panel guests Kelley Tillery, Esq. and Timothy Welbeck, Esq.

FREE online registration required here.

UPCOMING Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 – 7:00

Beyond Black and White: A Multiple Identities Mixer and Discussion – The Burrow will host an inclusive program dedicated to addressing issues facing individuals who identify across and/or within multiple and/or intersecting cultural spectrums, interests, and/or categories.

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black Panel – Activists and artists representing various perspectives discussed the momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and what lies ahead in achieving social justice for black communities.  The highlighted panelists included radio personality Quincy “Q-Deezy” Harris, attorney Evita G. Kaigler, and Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew.

We Need YOU: White Allies and Advocated – Held at the Temple advocacy space “The Burrow”, this inclusive conversation focused on the role of White Allies and Advocates in advancing social justice for communities of color.

Black Power Mixtape with Q&A – The Reel served as the venue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Movement.  The film Black Power Mixtape (2011) showcases how the group formed, as well as their achievements.

For more information on Black History Month events, click here.


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