Mount Union Plans Events for Black History Month

February 06, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host numerous events to celebrate Black History Month this February, both on and off campus.

Starting Tuesday, February 7 through Thursday, February 9, from 11 a.m. – 6p.m., stop by the Newbold Room in the Hoover Price Campus Center (HPCC) to walk through the Tunnel of Oppression.

On Thursday, February 9, join members of the Black Student Union (BSU) in their Roundtable discussion at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room in HPCC.

On Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Alliance High School Auditorium, listen to Dr. Terrell Strayhorn’s Black History Month Keynote Address discussing the topic of, “Real Talk about Belonging and Difference.” Strayhorn is Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University. Strayhorn is the author of 10 books, over 60 book chapters, has more than 150 journal articles and conference papers. The address is free and shuttles will be available from Mount Union to Alliance High School.

The last event of the month is BSU’s annual Fashion Show which is taking place Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Brush Performance Hall. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

All Black History Month events are sponsored by Black Student Union, the Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mount Union. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (330) 823-2138.

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