OBSA Celebrates Black History Month this February

Black History Month

(February 3, 2021) – OBSA invites you to celebrate Black History Month in and around The Claremont Colleges. They are still collecting events from other organizations, so look for new programs on their social media. Stay connected with @obsaclaremont (IG) and Obsa Claremont (FB).

Call for Submissions
The Fifth Annual Black Intersections Conference: Justice & Black Joy | Digital Showcase
Deadline is February 15, 2021

Feb 5, noon PST: Pomona BSU presents the 3rd annual Blackout, social gathering for 5C Black faculty, staff, and students. $15 Grub hub gift card giveaway!  https://pomonacollege.zoom.us/j/89742735609

Feb 6, 1 p.m. PST: Just Mercy and Legal Studies: film screening: Zoom ID 872 3680 7767 passcode: mercy. Viewing and discussion of Just Mercy, film starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.

Feb 11: Annual Loving Yourself Event—Sit and Sip: Self Love Listening Party. Hosted by @sistercitizen CGU. Light discussion celebrating Black womxnhood, femmes, and femininity. Featuring community playlist. Submit your songs and register: RSVP: https://bit.ly/SitNSipSC. Zoom info and event time sent to RSVPs.

Feb 11, noon-1 p.m. PST: CGU School of Community and Global Health presents Racism & Public Health Talks: “Am I a Racist?”—A Micro Level Discussion. With speaker Marcus Duarte Smith, MA (University of LaVerne). Register at https://bit.ly/2LbKG4X

Feb 11, 4 p.m. PST. The Scripps College Humanities Institute Presents “In the Shade of Power: The Power to the Powerless” Lecture with Professor Ajume Wingo.

Feb 13, 4:30 p.m. PST: Pomona College presents the 2021 Payton Distinguished Lectureship: President Starr in conversation with Rev. Dr. William Barber II.

Feb 18, time TBA: OBSA presents Black History Month Trivia. Join us for a Black History-themed night of fun competition.

Feb 19-21: Hack for Black Lives! Justice-based creative projects, workshops and learning opportunities in support of Black Lives Matter, presented by Harvey Mudd College in partnership with Black Lives at Mudd and others. FMI: https://bit.ly/h4blhome and follow @hack4blacklives

Feb 22-27: OBSA presents the 5th Annual Black Intersections Conference: Justice & Black Joy. Digital exhibit, chat rooms, streaming content from @bentonatpomona, playlists, workshops and more. Submit work by Feb 15 at https://bit.ly/BIC2021submit. Media in all forms accepted. Look for follow up announcements later this month!

Feb 23, 6-8 p.m. PST: The QRC and OBSA present “Trap [Q]araoke:” Assemble your squad or perform solo at this karaoke event centering Black music, self-expression and joy. This is a space for QTIBIPOC and allies to share in a connected experience and find a sense of community. Black joy is resistance and this event is unapologetically about Black joy. Join us to perform or just to hype up those performing. Song selections may include explicit lyrics so participants are advised to take this into consideration before joining. Registration and more details to come! A 2021 Black Intersections Conference Event.

Feb 27, 11:30 am PST: The Pitzer BSU Black History Month Planning Committee presents Black History Month Paint By Numbers. Event link: https://pomonacollege.zoom.us/j/83122545659.

Feb 27: 2021 Black Intersections Conference closing event “[B]laughter: On Black Laughter” an interactive workshop with theatre professor Carolyn Ratteray alongside colleagues in acting and theatre. Registration and event time to be announced.