An exhibit showing historical information from the last 200 years in Columbia.

Where: Armory Sports and Recreation Center, 701 E. Ash St.

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, through the month of February.

Mizzou New Play Series: “I’ll Be Seeing You”One of the MU Theatre Department’s performances dedicated to the theme of “Black Lives Matter.” The play is part of MU’s nationally recognized Writing for Performance program, recipient of the prestigious Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 4-6, 2 p.m. Feb. 6.

Cost: $10.

Screening of “Rogelio Martínez Furé: A Cuban Griot” with Q&AMU professor Juanamaría Cordones-Cook is hosting an online screening of “Rogelio Martínez Furé: A Cuban Griot,” which explores the life and work of Rogelio Martínez Furé, an Afro-Cuban writer, Africanist, scholar of folklore and religion and founder of the National Folkloric Ballet of Cuba.

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 8.

Where: Online, email to register.

Celebrating Black Joy and LoveThis virtual event will include small and large group discussions that focus on Black love and joy. It will also include trivia games through Kahoot for attendees to compete and win prizes. The event will conclude with a 30-minute concert.

When: 12 p.m. Feb. 11.

Should the Rosa Parks House Remain in Europe?MU professor Kristin Kopp will present about the historical connections between Europe, Germany, the Civil Rights movement and the Black diaspora. The presentation is presented by the Afro-Romance Institute.

When: 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

Curriculum Violence, Black History and Finding Black Joy Through HistorySponsored by the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at MU, Stephanie Jones will speak “about curriculum violence and how we can resist violence and find joy through Black history.”

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 13.

Where: Online, register for Zoom link.

Moving Beyond National Politics: Why Local Elections MatterUniversity of Oklahoma associate professor Andrea Benjamin will discuss why local politics are important to creating policies impacting Black and Latino communities.

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

Where: Online, register for Zoom link.

Race, Country and American Music: A Conversation with Rissi PalmerAfrican American country singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer’s music has always included themes that of love, life, liberation, social justice and police brutality. Stephanie Shonekan, MU associate dean of arts and science and professor of music, will interview Palmer and some of Palmer’s music will be played.

When: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Where: Online.

Using African Diaspora Literacy to Heal and Restore the Souls of Young Black ChildrenKamania Wynter-Hoyte will present on using African Diaspora literacy with young Black children. The program is sponsored by the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education.

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 20.

Where: Online, register for Zoom link.

Historic Images of Black Families: A Discussion of the Ellis Library ExhibitionState Historical Society of Missouri Art Curator Joan Stack will discuss the significance of the art pieces and how to access resources at the historical society.

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 25.

Where: Online, register for Zoom link.

Teaching #blackboylitKim Parker and Aeriale Johnson will discuss the project #blackboylit and talk about the various pieces of literature used to show the humanity of Black males. The program is sponsored by the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education.

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 27.

Where: Online, register for Zoom link.

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