Huskers will take to the dance floor Feb. 2 to launch the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s celebration of Black History Month.
Different than a prom, Nebraska’s second-annual “Love Gala” includes a Valentine’s Day theme and is a celebration of African American culture with music, dancing, entertainment and socializing. Activities include a soul line dance. The event, sponsored by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services, is 7 to 10 p.m., Feb. 2, in the Van Brunt Visitors Center.
Formal attire is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are not required, but students must present a valid NCard to gain entrance.
Additional Black History Month events at Nebraska include movie screenings, dance lessons, trivia nights, poetry reading and a lecture. The overall theme of the celebration is “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future.”
Nebraska’s 2018 Black History Month events are free and open to the campus community. The schedule includes:
Feb. 2 — Love Gala, 7 to 10 p.m., Van Brunt Visitors Center
Feb. 6 — Black History Trivia, 7 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room
Feb. 12 — African Student Association Bake Sale, noon to 2 p.m., Nebraska Union
Feb. 12 — Black History Month Panel Discussion, 7 p.m., Memorial Stadium, West Stadium
Feb. 13 — African Zumba Dance Class, 7 to 8 p.m., Mabel Lee Hall, North Gymnasium
Feb. 14 — Film screening: “The Wedding Party,” 5:30 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Student Lounge
Feb. 15 — Special film screening: “Black Panther,” 8 p.m., Marcus Lincoln Grand Cinema, 1101 P St. Contact OASIS for ticket details.
Feb. 15 — African Student Association Panel Discussion, 7 to 9 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room
Feb. 16 — African Trivia Night, Luv from Africa Café, 1935 Q St.
Feb. 20 — Soul Line Dance Class with Kevin Reese, 7 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room
Feb. 22 — Film screening: “Tell Them We Are Rising,” 6:30 p.m., Nebraska Union Auditorium. This screening is part of NET’s Indie Lens Pop-Up series.
Feb. 27 — OASIS Poetry and Art Lounge, 7 to 9 p.m., Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room
Feb. 28 — Lecture: “Zombies are Real: Blackness, Conspiracies and the Post-Truth Wars,” by Eric King Watts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3 p.m., Nebraska Union, Heritage Room. Sponsored by the departments of Communication Studies and English.