February is Black History Month, and the Martin Luther King Center has a packed calendar of events from a range of campus partners. Click the picture below for the full-sized calendar, and click more to get a breakdown of some of the events!
Snap Shot: A Theatrical Performance with Special Guest Mitzi Sinnott
Tuesday, February 4th
Mitzi will perform her internationally acclaimed solo show “SNAPSHOT: a true story of love interrupted by invasion”. SNAPSHOT was nominated for BEST ACTRESS at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, special selection at: Cape Town Festival South Africa and International Women’s Festival Tornio Finland and recipient of: Brooklyn Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, and Kentucky Foundation for Women Arts Meets Activism Grant.
Fusing words, dance, music and film, this story chronicles the quest of a mixed-racedaughter from Central Appalachia who eventually finds her homeless Veteran father suffering in Hawaii. SNAPSHOT is entertaining theatre that includes singing and dancing with an emotional ride that inspires positive change for a better future!
More about Mitzi
Mitzi uses different forms of art to spark conversations about the shadow of our legacy of race, class and violence in America. She believes in education and the power of creative collaboration, and its impact in building thriving communities. She began her career in New York City, where she established one of Manhattan’s leading after-school arts programs as the Director of the School of the Future’s Extended Day Program. She has facilitated staff development workshops with Development Without Limits and The After School Corporation’s Director’s Institute at Columbia University. Mitzi received a Best Actress Nomination from The STAGE at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her performance in her one-woman show “SNAPSHOT; a true story of love interrupted by invasion.”
CATalyst & NAACP’s Soul Train
Wednesday, February 5th at 7pm
Student Center Small Ballroom
A night of unity among multicultural organizations.
Black & Latino Male Initiative Dialogue
Thursday, February 6th
The Black & Latino Male Initiative provides an opportunity for Black and Latino male students at the University of Kentucky to connect with other students, faculty and staff.
Viva Mexico Presents: A Night of Poetry w/ noted Chicano Poet Eduardo C. Corral
Thursday, February 6th at 7pm
Guests also include Latino Outreach Leaders from Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS and Dr. Steven Alvarez.
Special Guest Amir Windom’s Motivational Chat
Friday, February 7th at 1pm
Come chat with a record executive who has influenced the careers of Kanye West, T.I., Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz, B.o.B. and others
Black Student Union Presents Apollo The Nightclub Show with Uptown Style
Saturday, February 8th
Singletary Center for Fine Arts