February is Black History Month
February is Black History Month. This initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history started in 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson chose the second week of February for this celebration because it marks the birthdays of two men who influenced the lives of black Americans, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Grand View will be observing this month with the following activities:
• The GV Writing Center is hosting an African American Read-In in support of Black History Month and in conjunction with International Writing Centers’ Week. Everyone is invited to attend the event on Tuesday 2/11 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Writing Center (RASM 205). Students, faculty, and staff are invited to read from a book, speech, poem, song or other material authored by an African American. Bring your own text or pick from one we provide. This is a drop-in event, and people may come and go as they please. Stop in the read, listen, or both. This is a Passport to the Humanities event.
• Wednesday, February 19th, Grand View will host our Annual Multicultural Fair. Free food and entertainment in the Student Center. There will also be cultural booths. This is a great opportunity to learn about our diverse community and get connected with volunteer opportunities and possible internships.