PFW hosts Black History Month Zoom conversations
Although Black History Month, is soon coming to a close, there are still events to attend (virtually) thanks to Purdue Fort Wayne.On Friday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m.-noon, Cicelle Beemon, student outreach coordinator, and Alisa Thompson, assistant director, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, will lead a conversation The Skin I’m In: Light Skin vs. Dark Skin—Colorism Is Real which will address stereotypes and the consequences of attitudes toward skin color. To join this Zoom event, use event ID 914 0942 8844 and passcode 898941. On Monday, Feb. 22, from 5-8 p.m., tune in for a screening of the documentary Hidden Colors III: The Rules of Racism, the third in a series of documentaries which tackles the difficult subject of systemic racism. To join this Zoom event, use event ID 914 0942 8844 and passcode 898941. Events wrap up on Friday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m.-noon with Anger Management 101 which addresses “why people of color are considered aggressive when white people are considered assertive.” The discussion will be led by Alice Jordan Miles, director of the Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute, Department of Human Services. To join this Zoom event, used event ID 982 8333 1325 and passcode 017760.Wunderkammer ExhibitWunderkammer is currently hosting an exhibit, Creating Community, which focuses on the ceramic community between colleges in the local Fort Wayne area. The exhibition highlights student works from Huntington University, Purdue Fort Wayne, and the University of Saint Francis and is running weekends through February 27. With a suggested donation of $2 to attend, hours will run 1-6 p.m. on Feb. 20-21 and Feb. 27.More Options north of downtownDuring his recent State of the City address, Mayor Tom Henry announced plans which could bring still more entertainment options to the downtown area. While still in the development stages, a possible soccer and entertainment venue could likely become a reality in the years ahead, a plan which includes a professional soccer stadium adjacent to an entertainment venue and a fieldhouse. There are also plans for a hotel and restaurant on the city-owned open land north of Headwaters Park which is the former site of OmniSource. The Riverfront and our growing downtown have become a great destination for our city after years of dormancy. There seems to be no end to the possibilities.