Portrait of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery painted on pee chee folder.
Patrick Martinez, “Racism Doesn’t Rest During a Pandemic Pee Chee (No Justice No Peace)” (outside view), Unlimited edition, 4 color offset folder print, 2020. Gift of Jennifer Keene and Lindsay Shen.

Chapman University Honors Black History Month

Chapman University is celebrating the history, lives and culture of the African American community with a variety of virtual events planned in recognition of Black History Month.

A series of panel discussions, film screenings and creative showcases are among the events organized by Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Black Student Union, Wilkinson College, the Black Alumni Association and Fitness and Recreation Services.

Chapman encourages the entire community to participate and celebrate Black history not only in February, but all year long.

Here’s a look at some of the virtual events taking place during the month of February. For additional information curated by Chapman faculty and staff, read Resources to Better Understand Racial Dynamics and Racial Injustice.

CoPA’s “EQUalITY” Streaming On-Demand Through March 7

Under the artistic guidance of director Oanh Nguyen, this student-created production explores and shares personal stories within the context of the current global spotlight on the Black Lives Matter and Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) movement.

Friday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m. Engaging the World: Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

  •  Zoom ID: 920 5233 5253

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. Black Alumni Association Chappy Hour

  • Zoom ID: TBA

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. Black Chapman Film Showcase

  • Zoom ID: 989 4221 0741

Friday, Feb. 19, 4 p.m. Screening and Panel Discussion – True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

  • Zoom ID: 968 6817 6113

Saturday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Comedy & Activism with Special Guest

  • Zoom ID: TBA 

Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Movie Screening: Lovebirds 

  • Zoom ID: 992 0588 5315

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. Black Staff/Faculty/Student Mixer

  • Zoom ID: 964 2234 8191

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. Black Health Care: Past and Present

  • Zoom ID: 99979978253

Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Yoga with Brittany Miranda

  • Zoom ID: 983 9522 5671


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