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CWU Celebrates Black History Month with Virtual Events, Guest Speakers

CWU is celebrating Black History Month with a series of virtual presentations, including two that will take place Friday, February 19.  

The first Zoom forum, “Art of Global Protest,” will be at noon, followed by “Being Black in Washington” at 5 p.m. Interested community members are invited to attend the evening discussion and are asked to register in advance

The Diversity & Equity Center and Black Student Union have been working together throughout the month of February to present virtual forums such as “Racism and Criminal Justice” (February 9) and “Find Your People” (Wednesday). The first “Being Black in Washington” forum, for CWU students only, was held Thursday evening.

Organizers also launched a monthlong social media campaign to highlight Black Unsung Heroes such as Ralph Ellison, Elbert Howard, Carter Woodson, and Harold Moss.

“A Conversation On Civil Rights” will take place Monday, February 22, at noon, followed by the 13th Documentary Film Screening on February 23 from 7-9 p.m. Dr. Daudi Abe will speak to a virtual audience February 24 from 3-4:30 p.m., and Dr. Dominique Hill will round out the schedule of events March 4 at 5:30 p.m. 

Abe is a Seattle-based professor, writer, and historian who has taught and written about culture, race, gender, education, communication, hip-hop, and sports. Hill is a “qualitative researcher and body archivist of intergenerational survival through Black girlhood and Black queer resistance.”

Access each of the forums at

To learn more about this month’s Black History Month events at CWU, email or visit the DEC’s Facebook page.