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Black Historical past Month – Carnegie Mellon College College of Drama

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The CMU College of Drama joins our School of Tremendous Arts (CFA) group within the celebration of Black Historical past Month, with this yr’s theme of “Ujima,” Swahili for collective work and accountability. 

Black historical past is American historical past, but it's often mentioned solely within the month of February and is often performed by way of a slave or activist narrative,” mentioned Valeria J. Martinez, CFA Assistant Dean for Variety, Fairness, & Inclusion. “There's a lot extra to the Black expertise, historical past and tradition than trauma. This isn't to negate their violent previous, however to remind us to honor and have fun their triumphs, victories and contributions, as effectively.

“The School of Tremendous Arts honors Black Historical past Month by accepting accountability for our positioning of Black and African American historical past, tradition and narratives inside our group. We should do higher, and we'll.”

The College of Drama stands firmly with CFA in recognition of our personal accountability within the collective work.

We hope you’ll be part of us for the next applications, which, as Dean Martinez says, “will spotlight the contributions of the pan-African diaspora, Black and African People to United States historical past and tradition, in addition to supply alternatives to debate how we'll transfer ahead along with accountability and intentional allyship.”

CMU 2022 BHM Programming 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture: Soledad O’Brien  

Tuesday, February 8; 5 p.m.

Registration Hyperlink: https://cmucommunity.drive.com/customquickevents?id=a3p2S000000cGyl&customized=true

Broadcast journalist, producer and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien will deal with disrupting and dismantling systemic racism by sharing voices and views that always go unheard. She is going to deliver highly effective, actual world insights in chosen U.S. cities the place efforts are underway to reform policing, incarceration, schooling, land possession and extra. O’Brien goals to go away audiences with a brand new understanding of how every of us can higher perceive and help in dismantling systemic racism.

 

Bridging the Hole: Turning Allyship into Activism

Wednesday, February 9; 1:30 p.m.

Registration Hyperlink: https://cmu.zoom.us/assembly/register/tJUldOypqD4uEtQeugQogW-lVBrAVT27tfRB

Brandi Fisher, founding father of the Alliance for Police Accountability, joins us to deal with how one can maintain themselves and others accountable to function an intentional ally. We'll focus on the variations between performative and intentional activism, in addition to the distinction between activism and advocacy. The aim of this 90 minute program is to assist a progressive understanding of accountable activism in assist of these minoritized based mostly on race and ethnicity.

 

When Spirits Align: Black Bartenders & How They Formed an Trade

Friday, February 11; 4 p.m.

Registration hyperlink: https://cmu.zoom.us/assembly/register/tJYvduuprjkuE9SO2TfiGGN-hGSiPhgv_fq9

This 90 minute interactive tutorial affords contributors a chance to discover the wealthy, hidden historical past of mixology. Mixologist, Cecil B. Usher, will direct contributors by way of cocktail and mocktail making whereas studying concerning the contributions Black People have made to the business. Upon registration, contributors will obtain the names of our proposed cocktails and mocktails, in addition to an elements listing and reward certificates to buy elements. That is an occasion you don’t wish to miss!

 

Khuraki: A Celebration of Afghanistan in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, February 15; 5 p.m.

Large Eagle Auditorium, Rangos Ballroom, Cohon College Middle

Registration Hyperlink: https://cmu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/type/SV_0pmAyO7EqskR0ai

This interactive theater expertise, highlighted by meals and music, helps to learn Afghan girls in a brand new meals service enterprise. It's free and open to the general public. Masks are required. A Zoom session additionally shall be obtainable.

 

Khuraki (Panel Dialogue) 

Thursday, February 17; 5 p.m.

Large Eagle Auditorium, Baker Corridor

Registration Hyperlink: https://cmu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/type/SV_0pmAyO7EqskR0ai

This dialogue focuses on Afghan resettlement within the Pittsburgh space. The panel options: Ivonne Smith-Tapia, the director of Refugee and Immigrant Providers at Jewish Household and Neighborhood Providers of Pittsburgh; Sohrab Bakhshi, contractor for the U.S. Army and former Afghan refugee, who personally skilled the transition, dropped at the U.S. beneath a Particular Immigrant Visa; and historian Emanuela Grama, affiliate professor and director of International Research at CMU, who will focus on dislocation and its associated unwanted side effects. The panel is free and open to the general public. Masks are required.

 

Decolonizing Psychological Well being 

Thursday, February 24; 3 p.m.

Registration Hyperlink:  https://cmu.zoom.us/assembly/register/tJwld-urqzwuE93-XS_JNd2zlfR10CdcS5Y_

This 90 minute workshop goals to destigmatize the necessity and want for BIPOC college students to hunt psychological well being providers. Racially minoritized communities expertise a wide range of challenges from imposter syndrome, emotions of isolation, id insecurity, racial battle fatigue, and way more. Be a part of us for a dialogue with psychological well being consultants concerning the collegiate expertise of BIPOC college students and be taught some instruments to empower your self and follow radical self-love.

 

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