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Transylvania community celebrates Black History Month

Throughout February, the Transylvania University community is hosting a variety of activities to mark Black History Month.  

Events include a film screening, discussion panel, speakers, trivia and more.

“As part of Transy’s commitment to create environments in which all students, faculty and staff feel welcomed, the university is proud to honor the backgrounds and identities of the members of our community through campuswide celebrations,” said Deidra Dennie, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The majority of these events are free and open to the entire Transy community and our neighbors,” Dennie continued. “I encourage you to participate and learn more about the Black experience and its past, present and future contributions to this society.”

First up is the “My Crown: A Natural Hair Symposium” on Feb. 7, followed by a Valentine’s party and candygrams Feb. 14.

On Feb. 17, Transylvania students will compete for prizes in a trivia game on African American knowledge. Also that night they’re invited to attend the award-winning musical “Cross That River” at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center near campus, this ticketed event costs $25.

Other events include a movie night Feb. 18 and a Phi Mu presentation with the Black Student Alliance president on Feb. 21. And the nearby University of Kentucky is presenting the documentary drama “Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now” from Feb. 24-27.

Also this month, the Transylvania community will participate in a campus climate assessment to identify challenges and successful projects and help the university develop strategic initiatives.

Get more details and keep up to date on this month’s events on Transylvania’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Instagram page.