African-American History Month Events

Come celebrate African American History Month at Sinclair!

Season for Non-Violence: Golden Rule

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
4–6 p.m., Building 7, Room 7006

This is an opportunity to encounter the Golden Rule in thirteen of the world's religious and spiritual traditions and to learn principals of Interfaith Dialogue. For more information and to register, contact the Office of Campus Ministry: A Multi-Faith Center for Spiritual Life by phone at 937-512-2481 or email at

REACH Exhibit

February 6–March 6, 2013
Reception: February 21, 7–9 p.m.
REACH Conference: February 22

Visit the Sinclair Galleries for In the Spirit of Celebration: 20 Years of REACH.

Visit the Sinclair Galleries page.

Intimate Apparel

Thursday, February 7, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 8, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m.
Blair Hall

Sinclair Theatre presents Intimate Apparel, Lynn Nottage's acclaimed 2003 drama that tells the story of a black seamstress in New York City in the early twentieth century.

Buy tickets online.

No Is Necessary: 11th Annual Black Women's Think Tank

Saturday, February 9, 2013
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Building 8 Basement

The BWTT is an annual conference dedicated to celebrating, empowering and improving the lives of women of color. BWTT strives to build networks of women across generations, ethnic/racial groups and socioeconomic levels that evoke personal and communal change. Keynote Speakers: Ms. Tonya Lovelace and Min. Keely Watkins. Email for more information. Visit the Black Women's Think Tank page to register.

Free Spirits—Step Afrika!

Friday, Feburary 15, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 8 p.m.
Blair Hall

Join uis for a special collaboration between Sinclair Theatre & Dance and Cityfolk. Free Spirits: From the Mountain Top to the Jazz Hall is a celebration in music and dance of Martin Luther King and Mary Lou Williams, with guest artists Jakari Sherman of Step Afrika! and LaFrae Sci of Lincoln Center Jazz.

The collaboration will be a showcase of local and professional dancers, including Step Afrika! and Lincoln Center Jazz. It is the perfect opportunity for local dancers of all ages and skill levels to be involved in a dance extravaganza celebrating culture and diversity in dance while paying tribute to Martin Luther King and Mary Lou Williams.

Sinclair faculty member, Rodney Veal, will direct and choreograph the Sinclair performances.

For ticket information, contact Cityfolk by email at or by phone at 937-496-3863.

How Five Hall of Fame Coaches Unwittingly Hastened Integration in College Athletics

Monday, February 18, 2013
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Building 8 Stage

Michael Carter, Superintendent of School and Community Partnerships, and his brother, Attorney Darnell Carter, will make a presentation on how college athletics and society were changed forever in 1966. The presentation will examine the events that occurred in 1966 that forever changed the landscape of major college sports, as well our thinking concerning them. Michael and Darnell will also discuss interesting stories and anecdotes that will provide context to their thoughts about 1966 and its effect on us today.

Kuumba Nights Celebration

Thursday, February 28, 2013
6–8:30 p.m., Student Leadership Center
Building 8, Lower Level

The African American Studies Program and Sinclair Cultural Diversity Committee Presents: Kuumba Night Celebration: Sharing Creativity 2013. Creativity makes use of our creative energies to build and maintain a strong and vibrant community. Come be apart of this electrifying evening. Guest speakers include:

  • Margaret Evelyn Peters, History Professor, Sinclair Community College
  • William Roberts, III, Chemical Dependency Coordinator, Public Health Dayton

Enjoy a live band, black history trivia and a talent showcase. This event is open to the community, students, faculty and staff. Call 512-2889 for more information.

NIA Awards and GospelFest

Friday, March 1, 2013
6–8:30 p.m., Blair Hall

Celebrates the achievements of Sinclair students, staff, faculty and community partners who have been selected by their peers based on how well they demonstrate the principle of NIA (Swahili for purpose). Sinclair's multicultural community choir and visiting choirs will celebrate the significance of gospel music. We invite you to join us to enjoy performances from these talented choral groups. Email for more information.