Wrapping up Black History Month

Jon Quinn (TheLorian)

All of this week, Peace and Justice is sponsoring an event dedicated to the Black Creatives in Activism. There is a display of activist media on the concourse of the Alumni Campus Center. Be sure to stop by and check it out before it gets taken down at the end of the week this Friday, Feb. 19.

Tonight, Feb. 18, be sure to make your way to the ballrooms in the ACC for Trivia Night. This event is sponsored by Literary Society. The time was unavailable at the time of this publication deadline, but reach out to junior Coy Pederson for additional information.

The Campus Activity Board will be sponsoring a comedy show tomorrow night, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Pub and online. The event will be featuring comedian Kiry Shabazz. Shabazz is known for his acting in “Disgruntled” (2013), “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers” (2020), and his guest appearance in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2014). For additional information, reach out to first year Thomas Kampmier.

This Saturday, Feb. 20, Forward Thinking is co-sponsoring a movie night with Student Life. The movie night will be at 7 p.m. in the ballrooms in the ACC. As of the time of this publication, the film for the movie night was not yet announced. Reach out to junior Jailani Harris for more information.

Looking forward into next week, starting on Monday, Feb. 22, Active Minds will be sponsoring a bulletin board in the ACC next to the mail room. The board will be up all week. For additional information, reach out to senior Colleen McShea.

Next week Thursday, Feb. 25, Duhawks for Life will sponsor a movie night in the ballrooms located in the Alumni Campus Center next to the concourse. The movie night will begin at 7 p.m. At the time of this publication, the movie was not yet released. For more information, reach out to sophomore Maeve Stewart.

To end Black History Month, Math Club will be sponsoring a movie night at 7 p.m. The movie they will show is called “Hidden Figures.” The movie is based off a true story about the contributions people of color made to get astronauts into space. At the time of this publication, the location was “to be determined.” For additional information or questions, reach out to senior Meghann Long.

With this being the last issue in February, also known as Black History Month, it’s important to point out that on this day in history, Feb. 18, W.E.B. Du Bois organized the Pan-African Congress in 1919. W.E.B. Du Bois was a civil rights activist who was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on Feb. 23, 1868.

Du Bois was earned recognizable status when he rose to national prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement, which was a groups of African-American activists who wanted equal right for blacks. Du Bois strongly protested against lynching, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination in education and employment. Du Bois is an example of the fight for equal rights well before the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

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Jon is currently a junior who is double-majoring in Media Studies and Public Relations. He is heavily involved at Loras as a campus photographer, residential adviser, and a sports editor for the school newspaper, The Lorian.

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