A Celebration of Black History

A Celebration of Black History

Date

Monday, January 23, 2023 - Saturday, February 25, 2023

Time

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Location

Various Locations

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Description

A collection of interactive experiences to amplify, educate, and honor the African American voice, experience, and cultural contributions. Check out events across campus by adding to the conversation and celebrate greatness.



Jalen Jackson: My Perspective

January 23, 2023 - March 3, 2023 Art Exhibition

Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building F, Library Lower Level

Event Description: Jalen Jackson is a visual artist whose paintings explore African American culture, memories, and experiences in his life. His paintings depict flashbacks of growing up as a son of a single mother and childhood memories, with the goal of creating a sense of nostalgia while giving a representation of Black soul for whomever interacts with his works. Jackson received his BFA in Visual Arts from NC A&T State University and is based in Durham, NC.

Hosted by the Division of Liberal Arts


Black History Month Virtual Book Club

February 1-24, 2023

Event Description: Student Activities invites you to sign-up for the virtual book club of the month featuring Stamped; Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi. This is a virtual event - open to all Wake Tech campuses and online students. CLICK HERE to register for your free copy of Stamped.

Hosted by Student Activities


2nd Annual Diversity Fair

February 1, 2023, 10am -12pm

Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building F, Room 141

Event Description: Visit tables and interact with various student services and departments that support diversity here at Wake Tech. Refreshments, games, and art will be available.

Hosted by Wake Tech Libraries


More Than Skin Deep: The Journey of Black Identity in the Workplace

February 7, 2023, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Online Event - Join the event HERE

Event Description: A virtually moderated professional panel discussion which explores defining moments in the workplace: (1) expression of ones uniqueness and maintaining authenticity; (2) confronting of implicit bias, microaggressions, and colorism; (3) sponsorship of mentorship of black students/employees.

Hosted by the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Council & Career Services


Let's Talk Jazz 

February 9, 2023, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building E, Room 204

Event Description: This workshop works to dismantle the common misconception that jazz is just one basic sound. Led by director Brandon Mitchell, come enjoy a live performance and open discussion of tunes that are foundational to the genre. Students can engage learn a history of jazz music as well as time with the instrumentalist about their instrument expertise as well as their experiences and opportunities through music. 

Hosted by the Division of Liberal Arts


Black History Expo

February 16, 2023, 12pm - 3pm

Beltline Education Center, Room 406D

Event Description: A showcase of spoken word and poetry pieces highlighting the key players of black history. Enjoy refreshments and conversation on how everyone can be an ally in advocating for change. Students of the Beltline Education Center will also receive a free copy of the book: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi with discussion during select Beltline Education Center courses.

Hosted by the Wake Tech Beltline Education Center


Jalen Jackson: My Perspective **Artist Talk**

February 21, 2023, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building F, Library Lower Level

Event Description: Jalen Jackson is a visual artist whose paintings explore African American culture, memories, and experiences in his life. His paintings depict flashbacks of growing up as a son of a single mother and childhood memories, with the goal of creating a sense of nostalgia while giving a representation of Black soul for whomever interacts with his works. Jackson received his BFA in Visual Arts from NC A&T State University and is based in Durham, NC.

Hosted by the Division of Liberal Arts


The Art of Storytelling Through Hip-Hop

February 22, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

This is a hybrid event hosted at Scott Northern Wake, Building E, Lecture Hall & Online (Join the Event Online HERE).

Event Description: Let's explore the significance of hip-hop's foundational storytelling components and how it applies to building connectivity and leveraging networks to build upon culturally relevant engagement and learning in the classroom and world of work. Music, DJ, gift card giveaway, and more! We'll see you there! 

Hosted by the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council


A Night at the Museum

February 24, 2023, 6pm - 9pm

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Event Description: Are you ready to experience the diverse and beautiful essence of African art? Join us for an immersive evening highlighting the dynamic contributions of African artists. This evening will be filled with live jazz music, a dessert bar, and fun. All Wake Tech students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend for free. RSVP your ticket to attend HERE.

Hosted by Student Activities


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Host/Sponsor(s)

Student Activities