Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
This is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. and Southern Miss history. Events celebrating Black History month are scheduled for both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses as listed below.
Feb. 1 - SMAC Movie Series: “Selma,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
Feb. 5 - Cultural Legends Ball, 6 p.m., Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms (sponsored by the Afro-American Student Organization)
Feb. 7 - Health Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., R.C. Cook Union Lobby
Feb. 7 - “Southern Black Radicalism in the Postwar Years,” 6 p.m., Liberal Arts Building 101, sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Gulf South
Feb. 8 - "Holloway Huddle,"12 p.m., R.C. Cook Union Room H
Feb. 8 - SMAC Movie Series: “Night School,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
Feb. 9 - SMAC Movie Series: “The Help,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
Feb. 11 - “Until I’m with the Homies,” 6 p.m., Thad Cochran Center, room 218
Feb. 12 - Soul Food Luncheon, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Fresh Food Company
Feb. 15 - Holloway Huddle- 12 p.m., R.C. Cook Union, room H
Feb. 15 - SMAC Movie Series: “Southside with You,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
Feb. 19 - Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture, 7 p.m., Bennett Auditorium
Feb. 21 - “Strategies for Success in Graduate School,” 12 p.m., Luckyday Multipurpose Room
Feb. 22 - SMAC Movie Series: “Nobody’s Fool,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
Feb. 23 - The Big Event, sponsored by Student Government Association
Feb. 23 - SMAC Movie Series, “Black Panther,” 8 p.m., Joe Paul Student Theater
For more information about Black History Month on the USM Hattiesburg campus, contact Walls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incorporating the theme #BlackHistoryMatters, Black History Month programming at USM Gulf Park will feature lectures, movies and a soul food dinner, among other activities. The complete schedule of events includes the following:
Feb. 4 - “Paint the Little Rock,” 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eagle Plaza
Feb. 7 - “Greek Showcase,” 5:30 – 7 p.m., Fleming Education Center (FEC). Program spotlights history of Greek Life at USM.
Feb. 11 - “Individual Release: A Harlem Presentation,” 12-1 p.m., FEC, featuring arts presentation by the Harlem Company. Lunch will be provided, and the first 25 students attending will receive a free T-shirt.
Feb. 12 - Movie matinee, “Daughters of the Dust,” 3-5 p.m., FEC, featuring door prizes and snacks.
Feb. 18 - “Golden Goals” free blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) screenings, Southern Miss Health Center (participants asked to fast after midnight prior to screenings).
Feb. 18 - “Hip-Hop Zumba,” 5:10-6:10 p.m., Fitness Center. Snacks and water to be provided.
Feb. 21 - “An Evening with Dr. Gilbert Mason Jr.,” Hardy Hall, 5-6 p.m. This program, co-sponsored by the Afro-American Student Organization, will take a look back at the Gulf Coast wade-ins, a key moment in the Mississippi civil rights movement, and feature personal accounts.
Feb. 26 - “Soul Food Dinner,” 5:30 – 7 p.m., Hardy Hall Ballroom, featuring Dr. Sherita Johnson, associate professor of English and director of the USM Center for Black Studies, as keynote speaker. Along with dinner, door prizes and T-shirts will be available.
Black History Month at USM Gulf Park will also feature the #BlackHistoryMatters Essay Contest Feb. 1-18.
For information about this contest, or for questions about other Black History Month events at USM Gulf Park, contact its Office of Student Affairs at 228.214.3314 or email email@example.com.