Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 2/18/14
Ali Missmer stands around a croweded table in the UBC room.

ABOVE: As part of last week's 'Lunch and Learn: The Harlem Renaissance' program, Ali Missmer ’14 (standing) addresses an a crowded UBC room in the HUB.


Lunch & Learn Program Discusses Harlem Renaissance

In continuing its celebration of Black History Month, Moravian College hosted a program titled, "Lunch and Learn: The Harlem Renaissance" to an overflowing crowd in the HUB Feb. 11. The event kicked off with Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, providing an overview of the impact of the Harlem Renaissance in America.

Following her discussion of the African American cultural celebration in the 1920s, Tabor turned over the floor to Ali Missmer ’14, an English major, who detailed the movement’s visual aesthetics – art, fashion, and entertainment – as well as its literature. Camille Nesbeth ’16 also helped facilitate the conversation.

On. Feb. 18, Tabor also presented a talk titled, “Lunch and Learn: A Raisin In the Sun," presenting an analysis of Lorainne Hansbury's novel "A Raisin in the Sun." Students and faculty members will travel to New York City to attend “A Raisin in the Sun” starring Denzel Washington on Broadway in March.

Moravian will also host a "Sunday Soul Food Dinner," with music, food and fellowship in the Seminary’s Bahnson Center on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Additionally, the College will present nationally recognized author and activist Tim Wise on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Foy Hall. Wise will speak about the responsibility we all have in celebrating and honoring black history. 

Dean Hunt talks in front of a white board prior to last week's program. Nicole Tabor holds a book while discussing the Harlem Renasissance last week.

ABOVE: Chris Hunt, associate dean of students and director of intercultural advancement and inclusion, provided opening remarks at the Lunch and Learn program Feb. 11.

ABOVE: Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, provided a brief recap of the Harlem Renaissance at the lunch program.

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