Moravian University dedicates Black History Month programming to films that inspire conversation, celebration, and community
BETHLEHEM, PA, February 1, 2023: Moravian University has announced that it will celebrate Black History Month by recognizing and elevating Black voices in film to see the power of cinema to bridge racial and cultural divides. Moravian University’s Black History Month “America Through the Lens of Black Filmmakers, Pt. 1” includes exhibitions, films and a keynote address that highlights Black filmmakers and how they have used their artistic brilliance to share the often neglected and obscured aspects of life in the United States over many generations.
“For over a century, Black filmmakers have been making history as some of the most distinct and innovative storytellers in the world. They have also been making history by documenting the powerful triumphs and sometimes terrible tribulations of Black people in America,” said G. Christopher Hunt, vice president and dean for equity and inclusion at Moravian University.
In addition to programming focused on Black filmmakers, Moravian will offer students, faculty and staff additional opportunities to participate in events on campus, as well as at other LVAIC schools celebrating Black History Month. Lehigh University, Lafayette College and Muhlenberg College are offering programming during February that is open to students from all LVAIC institutions.
“Our goal is to present our community with films and filmmakers that open the aperture of engagement with Black history,” said Belinda Waller-Peterson, associate dean for equity and inclusion at Moravian University. “For us, it’s a privileged opportunity to study the various contributions that Black Americans have made to society.”
To learn more about the Black History Month events taking place around LVAIC member schools, please visit: LVAIC Institutions Celebrate Black History Month.
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Moravian University is the nation’s sixth-oldest university, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian University degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.