Events

Black History Month Community Dinner

Location: Eighmy Powerhouse

Join the Multicultural Resource Center on February 7 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. for a dinner to celebrate Black History Month! This event will be held at the Eighmy Powerhouse. Food will be served—students, staff and faculty are welcome!

Reflections on a Legacy: Amherst Uprising Alumni Panel

Location: Eighmy Powerhouse

The Black History Month Planning Committee Presents Reflections on a Legacy: Amherst Uprising Alumni Panel. Join us on February 16th at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion reflecting on the events of the Amherst Uprising of 2015. Panelists will include alumni from the '15-'18 classes.

This event is held in collaboration with the Multicultural Resource Center, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Cultural Heritage Committee.

Reflections on a Legacy: Amherst Uprising Alumni Panel

Febraury 16, 2023

The Black History Month Planning Committee presented a panel discussion reflecting on the events of the Amherst Uprising of 2015. Panelists included Felipe Rico ’16, Irma Zamora ’17, Mercedes MacAlpine ’16, and Nayah Mullins ’17.

From the Classroom to the Streets: The Struggle for Justice Continues, with Nekima Levy

Location: Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

The Multicultural Resource Center, in collaboration with ODEI, presents the Martin Luther King, Jr. symposium keynote speaker—From the Classroom to the Streets: The Struggle for Justice Continues, with Nekima Levy on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall.

Nekima Levy Armstrong is an award-winning civil rights attorney, activist, and racial justice advocate. She previously served as Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School for thirteen years, where she founded and directed the Community Justice Project, an award-winning civil rights legal clinic.

Nekima is the Executive Director of the Wayfinder Foundation, which provides support for women of color activists and organizers around the country. Nekima is also the founder of the Racial Justice Network, a grassroots organization that organizes and leads protests and demonstrations, provides community outreach and resources, and challenges injustices within systems that impact Black people and other people of color in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities.

MLK Symposium Keynote Speaker: Nekima Levy Armstrong

February 21, 2023

MLK Symposium Keynote Speaker: ”From the Classroom to the Streets: The Struggle for Justice Continues,“ with Nekima Levy Armstrong, an award-winning civil rights attorney, activist and racial justice advocate.