Several events will be held at Alvernia during Black History Month:
Luncheon and discussion on racism and religion with our emerging Religious Literacy Project (Campus Ministry)
January 28, 12 p.m., Student Center, PDR
Panel discussion with the Reading Chapter of the NAACP & Reading Eagle journalist Jason Brudereck: A 50-year overview of the civil rights movement and how the movement ties with King’s Dream.
January 28, 6 p.m., Bernardine Lecture Hall
ACOR Art Exhibit - Nelson Mandela: We Celebrate You
Month of February, Francis Hall Atrium
Screening of 42: the true story of Jackie Robinson, the African-American who broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947.
February 3, 7:30 p.m., Bernardine Lecture Hall
Follow-up lecture by Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson, acclaimed author and educational consultant for Major League Baseball. Ms. Robinson oversees the character education program Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life.
February 6, 7 p.m., Bernardine Lecture Hall
Screening and discussion of The Great Debaters: the true story of the successful efforts of coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) at historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s.
February 11, 7:30 p.m., Bernardine Lecture Hall
ACOR Art Exhibit Reception
February 13, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Francis Hall Atrium
Lecture/discussion with George Rice ’85 (Alvernia alumnus and trustee) about his book And the Seine Called, the story of an African-American soldier who stumbles across an incident along the banks of the River Seine in Paris just after World War II...and the intrigue that follows.February 24, 6 p.m., Francis Hall Auditorium