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Office of Multicultural Affairs



Black History Month

Black history month 2021

Sultry Poetry 

Sponsored by Multicultural Students

Multicultural Students are coming together to present several Black History Month events. The first will be a reading of their own original poems, featuring Gabriel Ratcliff and Xavier Boone. This is an open mic for students of color to showcase their talent. If you would like to recite a poem, please contact Lauryn Steele, Sanjae Edmund, or Leo Carnicelli. We hope to see you there! To join, click this Virtual Zoom Link.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

8:00 PM

Black Art Matters: Virtual Gallery Tour and Discussion with Alex Edison

Please join the Haq Center as we kick-off the celebration of Black History Month with a gallery tour of the Discover Showcase-3D by Hanover College Art+Design, curated by Alex Edison. This virtual exhibition is a celebration of the artwork of Black student artists at Hanover College. The purpose of the Discover Showcase is to provide black artists on campus the opportunity to exhibit their work, and for people in the Hanover area to be exposed to local black artists. This is an opportunity to discuss the project with the gallery curator, Alex Edison. Please  RSVP for the event. To join in on the tour, click on this Virtual Zoom Link.

Friday, February 5, 2021 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Black History Month Book Club

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures are hosting a Black History Month Book Club from February 2 to February 23. Join Hanover College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as we read All We Had Was Each Other: The Black Community of Madison, Indiana by Don Wallis. Discussions will be hosted via Zoom and will take place every Tuesday during February from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. EST and aim to build on the work of connecting our conversations of race and ethnicity here on campus to local historical experiences and communities. Zoom information can be found in the confirmation email which will be sent once registration is complete. If you are interested in participating in the book club but cannot afford the book or have questions, please contact Constance Pope, Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs: pope@hanover.edu. To register, please visit: https://our.hanover.edu/blackhistorymonthbookclub

Every Tuesday, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

BHM Book Club

Love Black Love!

Sponsored by Black Student Union (BSU)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

7:00 pm 

Love Black Love

Coming to the Table: Truth, Justice and Healing Dialogue

Join us for this conversation and panel discussion on the topic of "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" The conversation will focus on the state of American democracy and will be led by a panel of Hanover faculty and students. Coming to the Table is a series of virtual Intercultural Dialogues held  at Hanover College to create a safe space for meaningful community conversations and ongoing community engagement in response to current events and important issues of the day. The dialogue brings together students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, trustees, and community members to have vulnerable conversations about race and challenging events and issues in the news. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Faculty Racial Justice and Equity Committee. Please RSVP for the event. To join the discussion, click on this Virtual Zoom Link.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Valentine's Day Outreach 

Diversity and community outreach to promote a sense of community and belonging. More information to come!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Queer Black History Week 

Sponsored by the LBGTQ+ Center

There will be a table set up in the CC Lobby displaying information about Black LGBTQ+ figures from history, historical intersections between Black and Queer populations, and resources on allyship for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and those in both communities. More information will be available in the LGBTQ+ Center.

February 15-19, 2021

CC Lobby

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Muhammad Ali Center Anti-racism Training for Student Leaders

Utilizing the legacy and Core Principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and Spirituality) as guideposts, participants will explore personal and community bias, with a focus on systemic and institutionalized racism. Learners will discover their capacity for creating positive social change, and how they, like Muhammad Ali, can become leaders and change agents in their communities, nations, and the world. Specific areas of focus for this engagement will include: The legacy and core principles of Muhammad Ali, racism, anti-racism, and racial justice; identities of privilege and oppression, diversity and intersectionality, building inclusive and equitable communities, White allyship, and developing a strategy for positive social change. For more information, please contact pope@hanover.edu.

Every Thursday, February 18, 25, and March 4, 11, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black History Trivia Game Night

Sponsored by Multicultural Students

The Multicultural Students of Hanover College invite you to come out and play Black History Month Trivia. We will also play Black Card Revoked. This will be a fun night to relax from all the stress of classes and papers this month.  To join the fun, click this Virtual Zoom Link

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 

7:00 PM

 Haq Center and Virtual

Soul Food Family Dinner
Sponsored by Multicultural Students
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 
7:00 PM 
Orders and money will be collected for a soul food restaurant on February 16th and 19th for those who would like to participate. The food will be individually packaged to adhere to COVID 19 regulations. There will be a zoom link provided for you to join the family dinner. Join us for some meaningful conversation and a good time. More information will be coming soon. Zoom link will be emailed by Lauryn Steele.