Black History Month events through February


By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — Various organizations have geared up for Black History Month with a variety of screenings, lectures and other events throughout February.

• Diversity Dialogues, a program operated by the Center for Black Studies, is presenting six 45-minute episodes of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” facilitated by Joe Flynn and Simón Weffer. The docuseries showcases the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, whose death kicked off the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the NIU Events Calendar. The event runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February in the sky room of the Holmes Student Center. The Feb. 12 showing will be held in the University Suite of the building.

• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will join the Center for Black Studies to host So-Full Friday 11 a.m. Friday, where the films “Sorry to Bother You” and “Jimi” will be screened. So-Full Friday will also hold a screening of “The Tuskegee Airmen” and “ATL” from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Center for Black Studies.

• Black Male Initiative will be selling ties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road.

• The Black Student Union [BSU] will host Get That Coin from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center.

• BSU will also hold the Barbershop Talk/Slumber Party at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the multipurpose room of Stevenson Towers North.

• BSU will host Every Little Step I Take and from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center.

• Vernese Edghill-Walden, chief diversity officer, will be holding an honorary guest lecture at the Center for Black Studies Feb. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

•The Latino Center will host Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health, geared toward understanding the stigma associated with mental health issues in communities of color from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26.