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Black History Month

Join us in celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout Black History Month. This year’s official theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

Black History Month Events

Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m. 
Cinemark North Hills and XD
$1 Tuesday Movies: “Get Out”

Stop in the Center for Student Development to purchase a $1 movie ticket.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 3:30 p.m.
Virtual Watch Party: “Being Black in Pittsburgh”

Join members of the La Roche community in watching and discussing segments of WTAE’s documentary, “Chronicle: Being Black in Pittsburgh.” The documentary shows viewers experiences in the Steel City through the lens of Black residents.

Register here.

Thursday Feb. 11 | 6:30 p.m.
Magdalen Chapel
The Hill We Climb: A Prayer Vigil for Racial Justice with Mission & Ministry

View and reflect upon Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem as we continue to vigil for racial justice as a community.

Monday, Feb. 15 | 8 p.m.
Zappala Campus Center Square
Black History Trivia Night

Test your knowledge of African American history.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 7 p.m.
Cinemark North Hills and XD
“Selma”

Stop in the Center for Student Development for a free movie ticket.

Thursday, Feb. 18 – Friday Feb. 19
Cantellops Art Gallery
“We Are Here: Finding Beauty in the Raw” 

In this four-channel video installation, award-wining documentary filmmaker Chris Ivey features issues of racism and civil rights in the U.S and around the world, through personal narratives from various subjects.

Reserve a seat now.

Thursday, February 25
SAGE Dining Presents Kwame Onwuachi-inspired Menu

The Dining Hall will feature cuisine inspired by Kwame Onwuachi, an African American chef based in Washington, D.C. A contestant on Top Chef in 2015, he has been recognized by Food & Wine magazine, Esquire magazine, and the James Beard Foundation as Rising Star Chef of the Year.

Thursday, Feb. 25 | 4 p.m.
Black Family as Co-Designers of Learning in Public Schools

A virtual presentation and discussion with Nosakhere Griffin-EL, Ph.D., president of The Dreamocacy Learning Lab and founder of The Young Dreamers’ Book Club.

Register here.

Thursday, February 25 | 7 p.m.
If Beale Street Could Talk

Film viewing and discussion. There is limited space.

Reserve a seat now.

All Month Long
John J. Wright Library
Black History Month at LRU Display

Celebrate Black History Month with the John J. Wright Library and the La Roche University Archives! Discover the students, groups and events which have commemorated black history throughout the decades at La Roche University, and check out a book to continue learning about black history after your visit.

Virtual Book Discussion with Mission and Minstry
"How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi

Request a copy of the book from the La Roche library or from the Libby app. Virtual book discussion will take place at the end of February, date to be determined.

Register here.

Cantellops Art Gallery
Black History Through the Years

Enjoy images of Black history and culture from the 1800s to present day. Scan QR codes to learn more about African Americans in the arts, politics, sports and activism. Complied by Black Student Achievement and The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.