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Simmons Speaks: Celebrating Black History Month


We asked students, faculty, and staff why it's important to celebrate and attend Black History Month events.

It's about being allies, it's about being included, it's about participating in those things that we want to both understand, make a difference, and see made better. - Gary Bailey, Professor of Practice, SSW
It's the only month out of 12 months that African American culture is actually celebrated and I think it's very important that here at Simmons it's embraced because we always talk about diversity and inclusion and what better way to do it than for everyone to come to our events and learn about black culture. - Sandy, Biochemistry '15
It's really important to be able have a different perspective, a month isn't even enough. But it's a start. - Erin, Political Science '16
Simmons is celebrating Black History Month in a variety of ways including highlighting the legacy of several of our incredible Black alumnae.
We've held many exciting events on campus this month and we hope you will join us for the remaining events that embrace the theme "Our Roots, Our Voices, Our Stories."

Friday, Feb. 14, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
M-513, School of Management

BAFAS/BSO Mixer
Join the Council of Black Administrators, Faculty, and Staff and the Black Student Organization for a meet and greet.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Special Functions Room

Faculty/Staff Showcase & Discussion
Come join the conversation on a topic of interest to our community.

Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Linda K. Paresky

Black History Month Keynote
Janet Mock, writer, advocate, speaker and author of "Redefining Realness" will discuss her journey to womanhood and experience of living at the intersection of identities.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Bartol Hall

Black History Month Dinner
Join the BSO for our Black History Month community dinner.

Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Linda K. Paresky

The Strivers Row Poetry Showcase
BSO and CAB collaboration.


Posted by Mary Delaney


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