Madison College students and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events sponsored by the Black Student Union, United Common Ground and the Intercultural Exchange.
Events begin Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. with the showing of "13th," a documentary about race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. The film will be shown in the Mitby Theater of the Truax campus with a panel discussion following.
The Black Student Union and United Common Ground will host "Black and Brilliant: Black Participation in the Political Process" on Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Truax in Room D1630B. Food will be provided and the panel discussion starts at 12:30 p.m. Panelists include: Joe Parisi, Everette Mitchell, Sabrina Madison, Harold Rayford, Mandella Barnes, Ali Muldrow and Mahlon Mitchell.
On Feb. 10 vendors from around Madison will be selling their items in a Black Market Day also at the Truax Campus. Students are invited to participate in a Black History Month trivia contest in which the winner will receive a scholarship.
The United Common Ground student group will host a showing of the film "I Am Not Your Negro" Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange with a free lunch and panel discussion. Another film, "Detroit," a fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots, will be shown Feb. 22 from 12-2 p.m. in the Intercultural Exchange.
Published February 1, 2018.