SIU kicks off Black History Month February 1st
SIU is kicking off Black History month with a variety of events starting February first.
Black History Month kicks off with keynote Damon Williams, a scholar, educator, author and leadership expert.
He will be joined by SIU Alumnus and musician Lee England Jr. also known as the Michael Jordan of violin.
Only a handful of days throughout the month do not have an event, speaker, or activity to experience.
Some of the highlighted events are a conversation with Ida Nelson and the Jett Hawkins law that prevents discrimination against hairstyles in schools.
The movie “The Woman King” will play at the Student Center Auditorium.
Most of the events are free and open to the public, but some require registration before the event.
LaGarrett King, director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education at the University of Buffalo, will speak about “Can’t get right: We need to teach through, not about, Black historical experiences” in a virtual presentation on Monday, Feb. 6.