February 22, 2021
On Campus

Black History Month 2021

Robust programming series planned throughout February

Throughout the month of February and thanks to the efforts of the University’s William A. McClain Center for Diversity, Wittenberg will host numerous events and activities as part of its robust Black History Month programming series.

“There is a whole lot of collaborative programming this year,” said Corrine Witherspoon, director of the McClain Center for Diversity. “This year we’ve planned events that fill most of the month. Honestly that wasn’t purposeful, but the reception from the Wittenberg community was so overwhelming. We have some awesome programs this year and I’m excited that our Witt community is just as pumped to celebrate Black History Month as the McClain staff.”

Programs this week include Wittenberg’s American International Association (AIA) presenting “Black Lives Matter – A Global Movement,” Paris is Burning watch parties, Black History Quiz Night, a block party, and a mental health seminar.

“Representation matters and so does celebration and acknowledgement,” Witherspoon added. “By sharing the voices of Black leaders, alumni, and current students, the Wittenberg community is acknowledging the rich history of the Black Diaspora. It is a goal of the McClain Center to keep the celebration going 365 days a year.”

Witherspoon invites the campus community to attend the following programs and engagement opportunities.

Recitation Hall
University Communications Staff
Staff Report

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