Black History Month
A series of events throughout the month. Please check back frequently as new events will be added.
Flag Raising Ceremony - Noon, February 1
For the start of Black History Month, the Unified Black Students Society will raise the Pan African Flag up on the main flag pole in the Arts & Science Circle.
The Purple Experience - A Prince Tribute - 7:30 p.m., February 2
Audiences will be wearing their “Raspberry Beret(s)” and partying like it is “1999” when The Purple Xperience, the ultimate Prince Tribute Band, performs. Tickets available through The Performing Arts Center.
Unite Against Hate: Studying & Deconstructing Hate and Terror - 9 a.m.-8 p.m., February 6
A campus-wide effort to study, discuss and better understand hate and terror. https://stockton.edu/bias-free/unite-against-hate-day.html
Screening of "Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and University" - 6 p.m., February 7
This free preview screening explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture and identity. A community discussion featuring HBCU alumni will follow. Event is located in Campus Center Meeting Room 5. RSVP to www.stockton.edu/servicelearning.
Unified Black Students Society General Meeting - 4:30 p.m., February 8
UBSS Chocolate Lounge - 8 p.m., February 8
Board of Trustees Room, Campus Center
Cirque Zuma Zuma - 4 p.m., February 12
Cirque Zuma Zuma features an array of never-before-seen talents mixed with some of the best skills associated with African variety arts. The group employs spot-on technical ability combined with acrobatics and street moves to thrilling effect. Tickets available through The Performing Arts Center.
Misconceptions of the Black Man - 8 p.m., February 13
Featuring Dr. Christopher Catching, Vice President of Student Affairs. Campus Center Event Room A
Black Student Success on Your Campus: Increase recruitment, retention, engagement and completion - 2 p.m., February 14
Webinar; Campus Center Meeting Room 1
Black History Month Panel - The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass - 9 a.m., February 15
Campus Center Theater
Unified Black Students Society General Meeting - 4:30 p.m., February 15
Virginia Repertory Theater: I Have a Dream - 10:30 a.m., February 16
The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Free, but tickets must be reserved at the Performing Arts Center.
Pre-Screening of Black Panther - 6 p.m., February 16
UBSS trip to Hamilton Commons for a pre-screening of the movie Black Panther. Tickets are $7 and on sale at the Campus Center Information Desk.
A Journey of Stories Untold - 7:30 p.m., February 16
The show focuses on contrubutions of people of color throughout the history of our country, while examining the current climate and addressing ways we can move forward to be a more United States of America. The Office of Residential Life and the Office of Service Learning present this powerful performance, which will feature current students, Stockton's Highest Praise Gospel Choir and local artists. Free, Campus Center Theater.
Student Development Day of Leadership - 9 a.m., February 17
Featuring James Robilotta, professional speaker, improv comedian, and author of Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings. Register and learn more here. Campus Center Event Room
Politics and Activism in a Diverse Community: A Panel on Race, Ethnicity, Politics and Policy in Atlantic City - 6 p.m., February 21
Unified Black Students Society General Meeting - 4:30 p.m., February 22
UBSS Annual Fashion Show - 8 p.m., February 22
Campus Center Event Room
Flag Raising Closing Ceremony - Noon, February 28
To close Black History Month, the Unified Black Students Society will raise the Pan African Flag up on the main flag pole in the Arts & Science Circle.