MIAD celebrates Black History Month

February 10, 2020

Director of Inclusivity Richard Anderson-Martinez, with the help of students, put together events for the MIAD community to celebrate Black History Month. These are the upcoming events for the rest of the month: 

“Token or Legacy” exhibition
February 1 – 28, MIAD Student Union
This exhibition of student work highlights a few of many roles Black students must inhabit when navigating college campuses.

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion
February 20, 6:30 p.m., Oriental Theatre
Part of Milwaukee Film’s Black Lens film series, this film talks about how hip-hop isn’t merely a music style, but also a fashion aesthetic. A limited number of FREE tickets are available to MIAD students. Students can visit the Resource Center for Equity and Inclusion (Room 240) for tickets. 

Black Creativity Series
A selection of 25 Black artists and designers are featured alongside a piece of their work on postcards found throughout the building. The cards are designed to surface overlooked persons in the larger art history canon. Students can pick up a card at other Black History Month events, the River Level Reception Desk or in the Resource Center for Equity and Inclusion.

We Are What We Do …This Is How We Fellowship
All students, faculty and staff are invited to make a one-minute video using poet and scholar Fred Moten’s sermon at Trinity Church in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. last week. Students can send a downloadable link to their video to peterbarrickman@miad.edu. Videos will be accepted throughout the month of February and be added to a collaborative loop playing in the building. 

Encourage your student to take part of MIAD’s Black History Month events. More information is in your student’s email. 

Director of Inclusivity Richard Anderson-Martinez talking to students about Black History Month
“Token or Legacy” exhibit in the Student Union

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