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Celebrate Black History Month with the Black Student Association

Black History Month is among us! It is a time of learning, observance, and most of all…celebration! Please join the Black Students Association (BSA) in celebrating BHM by contributing to the exhibit in the library. This exhibit will be up all month starting February 1st, and all members of the Michigan Tech community are invited and encouraged to submit any form of art (painting, poem, drawing, poster, etc.) to be included in the exhibit. The theme is all things Black Excellence, Innovation, & Joy. The exhibit is meant to be uplifting and the theme is intentionally broad to inspire creativity. Don’t worry about being an artist! Just have fun. Submissions can be made to the CDI weekdays from 9am to 5pm either anonymously or leave your first and last name for credit. Deadline to submit is Monday, January 31st, COB. Not sure what to submit? Please join us on Friday, January 28th from 4-7pm at the library (room 244) where we will provide free canvases, paint, poster boards, markers, and construction paper for those interested. Hope to see you there!

For any questions about submitting art or the exhibit please contact Jailynn Johnson, BSA President, at jailynnj@mtu.edu or Dr. Mayra Morgan, with the CDI, at msmorgan@mtu.edu

The Black history month exhibit by BSA will be up the entire month of February on the main floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library, The exhibit will be accompanied by a display featuring books recommended by BSA students, including newly purchased titles.

The BIG READ Community Reading Project and Discussion

Thursday, October 28th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Portage Lake District Library.

Join the discussion of Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” led by local author T. Marie Bertineau and poet M. Bartley Seigel.

This collection of poems chronicles Harjo’s journey of reconnecting with her ancestors and coming to terms with the removal history of her people from their homelands.

Pick up your free copy of the poetry collection at the Van Pelt and Opie Library or Portage Lake District Library starting October 1st.

Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library and Portage Lake District Library invite community members to participate in The NEA Big Read, a community reading project spanning the Upper Peninsula spearheaded by Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.