February 2018 Events

Ask A Muslim Table
Feb 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Center Stage table

Emerson’s Muslim Student Association is here to answer your questions and clear up misconceptions about Islam. Come by, chat, grab some candy, and meet members of the MSA.

Transformative Justice Coalition Info Sessions
Feb 5 and 8, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cultural Center

Choose your own adventure. The TJC is a semester to one year-long journey with multiple unique stops along the way. It begins with an exploration of one’s own identity. It continues with your choosing a specific social justice movement and exploring the ways that movement impacts individual communities and society as a whole. Finally it culminates with your reflecting on your experience and sharing your learning forward. It’s an opportunity for deep social justice learning and engagement with mentors to guide you through.

Hierarchy and Unreality
Feb 6, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Beard Room, Piano Row

Yale professor Jason Stanley will deliver a talk as part of this year’s Adventures in Ethics series, “Truth in Politics.” Stanley will explain classic fascist techniques for creating a sense of unreality, as described in his book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.

Piñata Decorating with Amigos
Feb 7
Cultural Center

Join Amigos for some fun and festive piñata-decorating!

Second Annual Gayla
Feb 10, 9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Boston University Colloquium Room (PHO 906)
$5 entry, black tie optional
https://www.facebook.com/events/564320560584628/

Boston University’s Queer Activist Collective and Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism present a fun and formal event to celebrate the strength of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Multiracial Student Meet-up
Feb 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Walker 10

If you’re looking to connect with other multiracial-identifying students on campus, come find some community at Emerson’s first discussion group for mixed race students.

EBONI Black Rainbow Ball
Feb 17
Time and Location TBA

EBONI’s annual Black History Month charity banquet will feature transgender activist and YouTube personality Kat Blaque as a guest speaker.

EBONI Blackout Fashion Show
Feb 23
Time and Location TBA

Celebrate Black History Month with EBONI’s crowd-pleasing annual runway show, featuring vibrant fashion and Emerson models.

Fifty Years Since MLK
Feb 26, 6:30 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library
http://www.harvard.com/event/fifty_years_since_mlk/

Acclaimed educators Brandon M. Terry, Tommie Shelby, Elizabeth Hinton, and Cornel West will speak on a panel discussion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness as Philosophy and Social Movement
Feb 27, 4:00 p.m.
Ansin 503

Lecture with Tendayi Sithole from the University of South Africa, hosted by the Institute for Liberal Arts.

ASIA Bubble Tea Discussion
Feb 27, 8:00 p.m.
Cultural Center

Join ASIA for bubble tea and thoughtful discussion on a topic relevant to the AAPI community.

 

 

 

Lucie Pereira