Black History Month

A Conversation with Roger Ferguson
Performance by Howard University Step Team
Human Rights Leaders on Diversity in Higher Ed

In 2017, CEO of financial services giant TIAA discussed economic trends and monetary policies
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In 2016, the Johns Hopkins SAIS community enjoyed an energetic performance by cross-town colleagues
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2016 events brought activists Lani Guinier and Penda Hair for a discussion on race, class, and community
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Johns Hopkins SAIS is proud to celebrate Black History Month 2018 with special events throughout February 

Speakers

February 13
Dr. Susan Rice
Former White House National Security Advisor and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Kenney Herter Auditorium
 
February 15
Dr. Ana Lucio Araujo 
Howard University professor and historian will deliver a lecture on her book, Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History
12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: BOB 500

Photography, Art and Dance

Month-long
Photography and Art Exhibit
Explore the roles of the church, community, identity, and conflict in the African American experience through this photography and art exhibit.
Location: Nitze Café

February 2
The Howard University Step Team 
Step is a form of expression that borrows from African foot dances, the stepping tradition in the United States began in the early 1900s among historically African American fraternities and sororities. 
5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: SGA Happy Hour 
This performance is open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff.

February 9
Happy Hour
Africa Association student club presents a special happy hour featuring trivia, beverages, pizza, and African dance.
5:30pm
Location: Kenney Auditorium
This event is open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff.


February 22

The Ties that Bind: The church, identity, activism, & community in the African American experience
Meet some of the artists featured in the photography and art exhibit during a reception in the Nitze Café
5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Nitze Café

Film Screenings

Explore the civil rights movement in the United States through film screenings and discuss its continuing impact on society, policy, and connections to broader questions of global human rights.  
 
February 1
"Loving" (2016)
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia's state law prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple would become plaintiffs in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that removed all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the U.S. 
7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: BOB 500
Open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff
 
February 6
"Detroit" (2017)
A historical dramatization of 1967 riots that, together with unrest across the country that summer, underscored racial disparities in law enforcement and the justice system.
12:00pm-2:30pm
Location: BOB 500
Open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff
 
February 15
"Marshall" (2017)
A view of the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, as he leads one of his career-defining legal cases before the court.
7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: BOB 500
Open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff
 
February 20
"Hidden Figures" (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
12:00pm-2:30pm
Location: BOB 500
Open to Johns Hopkins SAIS students, faculty, and staff
 
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