Black History Month at Springfield College

February is Black History Month
 

 Black History Month

As part of Black History Month at Springfield College, the College welcomed award-winning speakers to the campus community. Including internal events that were hosted such as the Black Read Series, Professor Alice Eaton presenting on her published works highlighting Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, and Springfield College Athletics hosting a night of "Reflecting and Connecting" for D-III Black Student-Athletes, the following events listed below were public events during the month of February. 

Springfield College welcomed Olympic gold-medalist, coach, educator, and social justice activist Tommie Smith as the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. This year’s lecture was titled, “Power of a Dream. Unity Wins.”  The Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture honors the history of inclusion and diversity at Springfield College and is presented by the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement. Read more...

As part of the Springfield College eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, the third annual Springfield College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards were presented to members and student-groups within the Springfield College community, as well as the Springfield community. The awards recognize those who have made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion on campus or in the Springfield community. Read more...

The Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted nationally recognized licensed mental health counselor Dr. Jeff J. Rocker as part of the Cultural Connections Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 25. Rocker’s virtual presentation was focused on Black Mental Health. Read more...

On Friday, February 26th, Springfield College students, staff, and faculty virtually shared stories with students in kindergarten to fifth grade at Glenwood Elementary School for the 2021 African American Read-In. Read more...

Each semester, the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement offers multiple $250 John Wilson Book Scholarships to Springfield College full-time students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. Applicants should provide evidence of financial need and preference will be given to students who have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and/or contributed to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion. Read more...