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Jan
10
Fri
Farmer’s Life, Awards, Education and Freedom Rides @ Simpson Library Tickets
Jan 10 – Feb 27 all-day
Farmer's Life, Awards, Education and Freedom Rides @ Simpson Library

A look at Farmer’s Life, Education, Awards and Freedom Rides

Jan
15
Wed
James Farmer: In His Own Words, 1920-1999 Exhibit @ HCC Convergence Gallery Tickets
Jan 15 – Mar 15 all-day

An exhibit honoring James Farmer’s legacy through his impactful speeches, lectures, and quotes.

Feb
1
Sat
Gospelfest @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall Tickets
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm
Gospelfest @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Join gospel choirs and praise dance teams form several Virginia colleges and universities as they engage in spiritual song and dance.

Feb
3
Mon
Farmer Film Series @ Colonnade Room, University Center Tickets
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm
Farmer Film Series @ Colonnade Room, University Center

In honor of Farmer Legacy 2020: A Centennial Celebration and Commitment to Action, there will be a series of films highlighting the life and contributions of the late great Dr. James L. Farmer Jr. The first film that will be shown in the Farmer Film Series is the 2007 film, The Great Debaters.

Feb
4
Tue
Black History Month Kick-Off Dinner: Caribbean Dinner @ Dining at the Top of the UC, University Center Tickets
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Month Kick-Off Dinner: Caribbean Dinner @ Dining at the Top of the UC, University Center

Co-sponsored by Campus Dining. Cost: 1 meal swipe, Cash/Credit/EagleOne $12.50 + tax.

The Continuing Fight for the Voting Rights Act @ Chandler Ballroom C, University Center Tickets
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Continuing Fight for the Voting Rights Act @ Chandler Ballroom C, University Center

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the definitive achievement of Civil Rights Movement, the Voting Rights Act. Since then, sections of the Act have come under scrutiny allowing for its controversial dilution. This program will be a conversation on the impact and continued fight to maintain the vitality of the Voting Rights Act. Presenters include representatives from the Fredericksburg City Council, OneVirginia 2021, and the UMW Political Science Department.

Feb
5
Wed
Jazz Ensemble Black History Tribute: Iconic Jazz Greats @ The Underground, Lee Hall Tickets
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble Black History Tribute: Iconic Jazz Greats @ The Underground, Lee Hall

Celebrate Black History Month with the UMW Jazz Ensemble! Doug Gately, a senior lecturer in the Department of Music, directs this concert featuring music from iconic jazz artists.

Feb
6
Thu
Black Minds Matter @ Colonnade Room, University Center Tickets
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm
Black Minds Matter @ Colonnade Room, University Center

This event will provide education on diversity in mental health. There will be an open dialogue and discussion regarding the idea that mental health is a problem every community encounters and why the stigma behind it should end. Helpful resources will be provided.

Feb
8
Sat
Queen & Slim @ Monroe Hall, Room 116 Tickets
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm