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.
Black Women's Forum: Colorism on the Hill
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8:08PM
- 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.
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.
- 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
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
The Intersection: Woke Black Folks
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7pm EST
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Soul Train Party
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:30PM EST
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!
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.
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.
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
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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.