Black Legacy Month 2022

Black Legacy Month (BLM) is the celebration and recognition of Black culture at Dartmouth College, dedicated to the education, awareness, and commemoration of Black heritage and people.

On Tuesday, February 1st, visit the Collis Center, which will be lit up in Red, Green, and Gold in honor of Black Legacy Month!

Plans are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions

BLM 2022 Survey

Thank you for joining us for this year's Black Legacy Month celebration! Please fill out this short survey about your experience with this year's programs. 

Don't forget to include your name and email at the end of the survey if you would like to be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Angela Davis: An Autobiography or an Amazon gift card.

BLM 2022 Theme: Contemporary Resistance

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Logo for Black Legacy Month 2022

Black Legacy Month (BLM) is a time in which the entire Dartmouth community comes together to celebrate and recognize the triumphs, struggles, and excellence of Blackness at Dartmouth.

This year, in particular, BLM is centering the act of resistance as a praxis of liberation. Freedom is a constant struggle, and the fight for liberation extends far beyond marches - it flows from the movements in conference halls and boardrooms to classrooms and lecture spaces to art studios and libraries. It is lived through the active participation of diverse and valued experiences. Resistance against the practices, modes, and tools of oppression, against the mindsets that perpetuate injustice is an indispensable aspect of every part of Black expression. This year, we celebrate our contemporary resistance as we move our bodies, tell our stories, advance our visions, and work to create the world we want.

Full Calendar of Events

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BLM2022 Calendar

Click to download a PDF version of the BLM 2022 calendar.

Please see below for additional event details.

Speed Stories with Shontay Delalue
Monday, January 31, 2021 at 6:30pm EST

Hear the life stories behind your Dartmouth Professors
Co-presented by the Tucker Center for Ethical and Spiritual Life and OPAL

Black Women's Forum: Colorism on the Hill
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8:08pm EST

Space where women can come together and discuss issues related to their experiences as women, both at Dartmouth and outside of Dartmouth.

Note: This event is specifically tailored to members of the Black and Pan-African community.
Presented by the Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Haiti Roundtable - Beyond the Headlines
Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6pm EST

Join African and African American Studies for a conversation on the confluence of forces behind the recurrent crises in Haiti.

Presented by the African and African American Studies Program (AAAS)

Field Day
Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2:45pm EST
Indoor Practice Facility

Join OPAL and Dartmouth Black Student-Athlete Association for a day of fun and good sports. Join us as you're able!

All community members (students athletes, students, faculty, and staff) are welcome!

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Black Student Athlete Association and the Centers forum at Dartmouth

The Intersection
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7pm EST
View the event recording

In The Intersection: Woke Black Folks, Funmilola Fagbamila portrays the perspectives of four different Black community leaders. Fagbamila's groundbreaking one-woman show is an internationally touring, multiple award winning, and critically acclaimed stage play.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, OPAL, and South House

Contemporary Resistance in Native Artistry
Thursday, February 10 at 6pm EST
Hop Garage 131 and virtual

In this interactive workshop-discussion, join the Native and Indigenous artists of 'Welcome to Indian Country' to explore what contemporary resistance and coalition-building look like in their (and our) communities, how contemporary resistance shows up in their artforms, and how they work towards collective liberation in their (and our) work.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and OPAL

Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Resistance in Art
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 3:30pm EST
Hood Museum

Drop by the for a pop-up exhibition and informal discussion featuring works by Black artists represented in the Hood's collection that explore themes of resistance, resilience, and remembrance.

Presented by the Hood Museum of Art

Welcome to Indian Country
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30pm EST
Spaulding Auditorium

Songs and stories of Native American life celebrate heritage, survival, and resilience. Native American culture comes to life through the songs and stories of these Indigenous artists as they celebrate their heritage and modern reality.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and OPAL

Crown Care
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1pm EST
Shabazz Basement

Join Toriah Mimms and Taylor Boyd from The Curl Bar in busting natural hair myths, discussing proper haircare maintenance techniques, and for a chance to win products and a consultation!

Note: This event is specifically tailored to members of the Black and Pan-African community.
Co-presented by the Pi Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Netflix and Heal: The Photograph (streaming)
Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8pm EST

Join your peers virtually to watch the movie The Photograph to celebrate Black love on Valentine's Day.

The History of Reggaeton with La Gata
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6pm EST

Reggaeton Con La Gata is the first bilingual femme platform dedicated to bridging the gap between Academia and the public by telling the Intersectional history of reggaeton. 

Co-presented by OPAL LGBTQIA+ Student Advising and Visibility

Soul Train Party
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:30pm EST
Shabazz Basement

Join us as we create an opportunity for the Black community, and others, to experience together while bonding, listening to music, dancing and sharing laughs. Come dressed in your best Soul Train Looks!

Mindfulness Retreat
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 12pm EST
Shabazz Mural Room

Take a moment in community enter a mindful space of reflection and receive wellness tips from health professionals.

Men's Forum
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5pm EST
Shabazz Mural Room and virtual

Join BLM for a discussion on Healing the Black Body: Self Care as Resistance. Attend in person on virtually.

Note: This event is specifically tailored to members of the Black and Pan-African community.

Green Table Talk: Dartmouth Alumni Panel
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6pm EST

Leyou Belayneh will moderate a conversation with Black alumni from the four graduate schools as they discuss their respective industries and life after Dartmouth

Co-presented by Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, and the Geisel School of Medicine

BLM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5pm EST
View the event recording

Join us for a conversation about resistance, liberation, and modern-day activism. Joined by moderator Jordan Taliha McDonald '21, Dr. Davis will provide her perspective on this year's BLM theme and offer valuable insights for the entire Dartmouth community.

Co-presented by OPAL, Visibility, SPEC, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

BLM 2022 Planning Committee

  • Co-Chair: Ana Sumbo '22
  • Co-Chair: Anthony Fosu '24 
  • Sarrah-Ann Allen '23
  • Khadijah Bell '24 
  • Patience Mukundirukuri  '25
  • George Priest '22
  • Joey Richmond '24
  • Satchel Williams '24

Advisor: Dean Angela Brizant, OPAL
Advisor: Zan Johnson, OPAL

Sponsors & Collaborators

Black Legacy Month 2022 co-sponsors and collaborators are: the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, Special Programming and Events Committee, Tuck School of Business, African and African American Studies, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Xi Lambda Chapter, Black Caucus, Dartmouth Athletics, Dartmouth Conferences and Special Events, Dartmouth Black Student Athlete Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Pi Theta Chapter, Department of Religion, Division of Student Affairs, the Hood Museum, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Institutional Diversity & Equity, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Office of the President, Rauner Library, Shabazz Living Learning Community, South House, and the Tucker Center for Ethical and Spiritual Life.

Past Events

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Speed Stories with Shontay Delalue
Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:30PM EST

Join the Tucker Center and OPAL for a chance to hear the life story behind your Dartmouth professors.

Dr. Shontay Delalue is a higher education administrator and scholar with extensive experience working on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and global relations. In July 2021, she began her tenure as the inaugural Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH after an extensive nationwide search. Reporting to the President and serving on the senior leadership team, she is a thought partner and subject matter expert responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating Dartmouth's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as well as overseeing the compliance programming related to equal opportunity. Given her background and experience, she will lead Dartmouth's strategic process towards successfully increasing diversity and achieving equity. She holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in African and African American Studies.
 

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Black Women's Forum: Colorism on the Hill
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8:08PM

Panelists:

  • Awo Adu (moderator)
  • Lisa Oguike
  • Dali Okolo
  • Stella Asa
  • TK Saccoh
  • Bintou Diarra

Presented by the Xtraordinary Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

 

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Flyer for the Haiti Roundtable

Haiti Roundtable: Beyond the Headlines
Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 6PM EST

Join us for a conversation on the confluence of forces behind the recurrent crises in Haiti.

Panelists:

  • Eziaku Nwokocha, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion, Princeton University
  • Jemima Pierre, Associate Professor, African American Studies and Anthropology, UCLA
  • Victoria Holt, Director, John Sloan Dickey Center, Dartmouth College
  • Chelsey Kivland, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Dartmouth College

Presented by African and African American Studies (AAAS), The Dartmouth Class of 1982 Academic Enrichment Fund, Ethics Institute, and the Leslie Center for the Humanities

 

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DBSAA Field Day
Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2:45pm EST

Join OPAL and Dartmouth Black Student-Athlete Association for a day of fun and good sports. Join us as you're able!

All community members (students athletes, students, faculty, and staff) are welcome!

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Black Student Athlete Association and the Centers forum at Dartmouth

 

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Flyer for The Intersection

The Intersection: Woke Black Folks
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7pm EST
View the event recording

The Intersection: Woke Black Folks portrays the perspectives of four different Black community leaders.

An Afrocentric cultural nationalist, a radical Black feminist academic, a grassroots community organizer and a moderate-to-liberal grounded in Christian faith. Nigerian American playwright, scholar, and activist Funmilola Fagbamila becomes each of these immensely different Black community leaders as they disagree on how to combat anti-black state violence and advocate for a more just society. With vastly divergent ideas about identity, gender, religion, economy, mental health and public safety, they soon find out they need each other. Fagbamila's groundbreaking one-woman show is an internationally touring, multiple award winning, and critically acclaimed stage play.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, OPAL, and South House

 

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Flyer for Contemporary Resistance in Native Artistry

Contemporary Resistance in Native Artistry
Thursday, February 10 at 6pm EST

In this interactive workshop-discussion, join the Native and Indigenous artists of 'Welcome to Indian Country' to explore what contemporary resistance and coalition-building look like in their (and our) communities, how contemporary resistance shows up in their artforms, and how they work towards collective liberation in their (and our) work.

Co-presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and OPAL

 

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Pop-Up Exhibition: Contemporary Resistance in Art
Friday, February 11, 2022 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm EST

Drop by the Hood Museum for a pop-up exhibition and informal discussion featuring works by Black artists represented in the Hood's collection that explore themes of resistance, resilience, and remembrance.

Presented by the Hood Museum of Art

 

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Crown Care
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1pm EST

Join Toriah Mimms and Taylor Boyd from The Curl Bar in busting natural hair myths, discussing proper haircare maintenance techniques, and for a chance to win products and a consultation!

Co-presented by the Pi Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

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Netflix and Heal: The Photograph
Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8PM EST

Join your peers virtually to watch the movie The Photograph to celebrate Black love on Valentine's Day.

 

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Flyer for La Gata

The History of Reggaeton with La Gata
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6pm EST

"Reggaeton music is much more than a trend to me, it is my heritage." When Katelina was 20 years old she found solace in music and as a young academic she would create Reggaeton Con La Gata the first bilingual femme platform dedicated to bridging the gap between Academia and the public by telling the Intersectional history of reggaeton. Her platform would lead to her involvement in many high profiled and critically acclaimed projects including Spotify Studios+Futuro Studios' LOUD: The History of Reggaeton–hosted by Ivy Queen. Katelina 'Gata' was born Kathleen Eccleston on April 6, 1994, in Ypsilanti Michigan and was raised in Boston, MA to Panamanian-Jamaican parents. Growing up in an academic driven family, Katelina had a knack for translating social themes into art. Her platform Reggaeton Con La Gata was launched when she was an undergraduate student at Marymount Manhattan College. Katelina went on to graduate from the Pratt Institute of Art and Design and Marymount Manhattan College. Her senior capstone, "Implicit Bias in the Latin Music Industry" was the catalyst that inspired her platform Reggaeton Con La Gata, her podcast Perreo 101, and her desire to bridge the gap between Academia and Entertainment. Her work sparked an invitation to Harvard University as a guest lecturer.

With more than 7 years of digital video, and audio podcast production experience, her work has been featured in Rollingstone, PAPER, Los Angeles Times, and Harper's Bazaar just to name a few. And as a host Katelina has worked and partnered with the likes of Telemundo, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29 Somos, and many others. Her platform "Reggaeton con la Gata" has helped form opinions in publications such as LA Times, NY Times, Rollingstone, Latin Billboard, TIDAL, Nylon, Vibe,  and a number of others as well as in lecture halls at Harvard University, McMaster University, University of Illinois–classrooms at The University of Wisconsin at the(separate) direction of Sarah Bruno and the esteemed ethnomusicologist Wayne Marshall. "I had a change of heart in regards to pursuing media representation as my  primary goal for my career and I am currently pursuing music as Gata in conjunction to my multimedia projects."  Katelina is completing various Reggaeton multimedia projects, Latinx culture and comedy multimedia projects via En latinidad and will do so long term.

 

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Flyer for BLM Soul Train party

Soul Train Party
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:30PM EST
Shabazz Basement

Join us as we create an opportunity for the Black community, and others, to experience together while bonding, listening to music, dancing and sharing laughs. Come dressed in your best Soul Train Looks!

 

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Flyer for Shabazz Mindfulness Retreat

Shabazz Mindfulness Retreat
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 12pm EST
Shabazz Mural Room, 32 N Main Street

Come for a time of reflection, discussion, and connection. Discussions led by Dr. Bryant Ford, Dr. Benita Walton, and Paris Palmer, MSW.

Grab-and-go lunch provided. Giveaways courtesy of South House.

Co-presented by NAACP Dartmouth and South House.

 

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Flyer for BLM Men's Forum

Men's Forum
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5pm EST
Shabazz Mural Room and virtual

Join BLM for a discussion on Healing the Black Body: Self Care as Resistance. Attend in person on virtually.

 

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Flyer for Green Table Talk 2022

Green Table Talk: Dartmouth Alumni Panel
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6pm EST

Leyou Belayneh will moderate a conversation with Black alumni from the four graduate schools as they discuss their respective industries and life after Dartmouth

Co-presented by Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, and the Geisel School of Medicine

 

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Flyer for Angela Davis talk at Dartmouth

 

BLM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis
Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5pm EST
View the event recording

Join us for a conversation about resistance, liberation, and modern-day activism. Joined by moderator Jordan Taliha McDonald '21, Dr. Davis will provide her perspective on this year's BLM theme and offer valuable insights for the entire Dartmouth community.

Co-presented by OPAL, Visibility, SPEC, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Geisel School of Medicine Black History Month 2022 Celebration

Please join the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Geisel Student Government, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE), and the Office of Alumni Relations in celebrating Black History Month this February.

View the full calendar on the Geisel BHM 2022 website.

Tuck School of Business Black Legacy Month 2022

Throughout the month of February, the Tuck and Dartmouth communities offered a number of events and programs to celebrate BLM. The purpose of Black Legacy Month is to recognize the Black experience, explore topical issues in the Black community while giving context to a vision of what the Black future could be, and engage the Dartmouth community in an appreciation for all that Black people have contributed to the campus and the world at large.  

View the full calendar on the Tuck BLM 2022 website.