Black History Month 2015
Check back for the 2016 event schedule in the fall semester. See below for the 2015 schedule of events.
Monday, February 2
Soul Food Dinner
6- 8 p.m., Bush Campus Center, Penn's Inn
Join Penn College for a night of food, fellowship, and storytelling as we kick off Black History Month with our annual Soul Food Dinner. This year’s dinner will feature a story telling performance by Joanna Maddox as Mae Jemison. Dr. Mae Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut to ever travel into space. Her historic voyage on the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992 is the inspiration for this performance by Joanna.
- Pork Short Ribs
- Fried Catfish
- Shrimp and Grits
- Red Beans and Rice
- Mac and Cheese
- Collard Greens
- Corn Bread
- Banana Pudding
- Pecan Pie Bars
- Sweet Tea
Penn College Students, 1 free ticket with ID, Additional tickets $5 each
On Sale Tuesday, January 13
Penn College Employees, $5 each
On Sale Tuesday, January 20
General Public, $10 eachTickets are available for purchase at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk open 8 a.m-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Fridays, excluding holidays.
On Sale Tuesday, January 20
Monday, February 9 - Friday, February 13
7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday
The Race Experience Kiosk helps you to consider race, racism and identity in a new light.
Co-sponsored by Student Government Association
Monday, February 16
What's Race Got to do with It? Roundtable Discussion
7 p.m., Professional Development Center, Mtn. Laurel Room
Join us for a conversation on race, priviledge and racial tensions in our community. Panelists will be announced as the date nears. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21
A Raisin in the Sun, Presented by the Williamsport Black Repertory Theatre
7 p.m., Klump Academic Center Auditorium
Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter's mother Lena (Mama) and sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a dilapidated two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's south side. Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver. Though Ruth is content with their lot, Walter is not and desperately wishes to become wealthy, to which end he plans to invest in a liquor store in partnership with Willy and Bobo, street-smart acquaintances of Walter's. Tickets: PCT Students: $3 PCT Employees and Public $5 On sale February 3 at the Campus Center Information Desk or at the door. Proceeds from the play benefit The Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action(CAPPA) After School Academic Enrichment Program Williamsport Black Repertory Theater’s mission is to provide its audiences with thought provoking plays from an African American perspective.
Proceeds benefit The Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action (CAPPA) After School Academic Enrichment Program
Penn College Students, $3 each
Penn College Employees and Public, $5 each
Children under 12 are free
Tickets can be purhcased at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk with cash, check or credit card or from a member of the Williamsport Black Repertory Theatre. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cash only) while supplies last.
Williamsport Black Repertory Theater’s mission is to provide its audiences with thought provoking plays from an African American perspective.
Tuesday, February 24
Dear White People
6 p.m., Klump Academic Center Auditorium
Rated R, Runtime 100 min, 2013
Watch the trailer here. A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America,
writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells
the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose
controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. When
Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio program by declaring
that white people will now be required to have two black friends in
order to avoid appearing racist (and that drug dealers don't count), she
immediately catches the attention of the all-black residential hall
that is being forced out of existence due to diversification.
Subsequently elected president of the hall, Samantha becomes the subject
of a reality show that deals with racial issues. Meanwhile, the
Winchester University's all-white student newspaper staff mistakenly
assumes that young black outcast Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams)
is an expert on black culture, and recruits him to report on the brewing
controversy. Author: Jason Buchanan