BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

BHM Professional Development Networking Panel and Brunch

Noon-2 p.m., O'Dea Lounge

Hosted by BLSA-U, NABA, NSBE, SWOC, MSK and W.I.S.E.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown: UNITAS in Athletics Game

6:30 p.m., Finneran Pavilion

Hosted by Villanova Athletics

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

The Power of Black Nurses Voices III

7-8:30 p.m., Virtual (link will be available soon)

Hosted by the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Office of Inclusive Excellence; cosponsored by SEPA Black Nurses Association and Multicultural Student Nurses Association (MSNO)

 


PAST EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

OIA Coffee Chat 

Noon, OIA Office, Dougherty Hall

Hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs; cosponsored by Public Safety

 

BHM Trivia

12:15-1:15 p.m., Law School Room 201

Hosted by BLSA

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

BHM Gavel and Grub

6:30-7:30 p.m., Bartley 1001

Hosted by BLSA-U

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

DEMBOW: Black History in the Diaspora (Community Dance Class)

6-8 p.m., St. Mary's Dance Studio 

Hosted by LASO and Emanuel "Manny" Chacon, Student Performing Arts; cosponsored by The Superlative, Wazobia and Ablaze

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Stepping into Black History (Stepping/Body Percussion Workshop)

6-8 p.m., Villanova Room

Hosted by Nova Step Nation and Emanuel "Manny" Chacon, Student Performing Arts; cosponsored by Multicultural Greek Council 

 

Gospel Music as Prayer and Praise

7:30 p.m., Corr Chapel

Hosted by Mission and Ministry 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Legacy Lunch and Learn featuring Deneen Howell

12:15-1:15 p.m., Law School Room 201

Hosted by BLSA

 

Spotlight Speaker Series and Reception: "Elevating Black Voices: Social Consciousness and Allyship in the Workplace," featuring Ken Bouyer (EY), Rory Kramer (Villanova University) and Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart (Villanova University) 

6-7:30 p.m., Bartley Hall 1011

Hosted by VSB ODEI and Accounting; cosponsored by Residence Life, NABA, and ALPFA

 

Screening of "Riotsville, USA" and Q&A

6 p.m., Falvey 205

Hosted by Africana Studies; cosponsored by the Departments of Communication, Political Science, Sociology and Criminology

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

What Does It Mean to Be Black? 

6:30 p.m., Bartley Hall 036

Hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs; cosponsored by ACT

 

Black History Month Engineering Alumni Panel

6:30 p.m., Dougherty West Lounge

Hosted by the College of Engineering; cosponsored by NSBE

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Soul Food Sunday 

6 p.m., O'Dea Lounge

Hosted by Villanova Black Alumni Association; cosponsored by BSU, 13%, Unitas in Athletics, Office of Communication, Student Life and Intercultural Affairs  

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Author Visit: Dr. Dionne Irving: "Caribbean Women Will Have their Revenge on the New World"   

5-6:30 p.m., Falvey Library Speaker's Corner

Hosted by Africana Studies; cosponsored by Falvey Library and Global Interdisciplinary Studies 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

The ACS Concert Series Presents St. Thomas Gospel Choir

7 p.m., St. Thomas of Villanova Church 

Hosted by the ACS Concert Series; cosponsored by Africana Studies

ABOUT THE MOULDENS

The following information is excerpted from The Rooted Project, a produced history of Villanova’s founding by a team of researchers in 2020. 


William and Julia Moulden, a Black couple, provided crucial support for and helped to found Villanova College in the nineteenth century. Born an indentured servant, William Moulden saved the money he made in freedom to purchase property to support himself, his wife Julia, and the couple’s family. When the Augustinian friars arrived and started a college, Julia and William welcomed the newcomers and invested in Villanova’s success from the first day students enrolled in classes in the fall of 1843 until the Mouldens died in the 1880s.

Julia and William worked for the Augustinians for forty years, helping them to build their college from scratch and supporting the school in its early years. They managed a shop in Rosemont where Villanova students bought snacks and sweets. The Mouldens were first to donate money to build the church whose spires give Villanova its distinctive look and where generations of Villanovans have worshipped. At the end of his life, William donated his property, including his family’s home, to Villanova University.

Visit The Rooted Project to learn more about this history and engage with additional resources. 


On Saturday, April 27, the Villanova University Black Alumni association will be hosting the Moulden Honors Awards Ceremony in recognition of Black excellence and achievement at Villanova University. Information regarding ticket purchasing will be available on Villanova University's event calendar in the near future. 

 

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