The Blackout is an engaging program highlighting the Black Experience from various perspectives. The Blackout brings together leadership, culture, performance, along with the sounds of our resident DJ who keeps the energy high. Featuring micro speeches, spoken word exhibitions and special performances, this event is guaranteed to enlighten diverse audiences, educate any audience and celebrate Black culture.
Our Trill or Not Trill DJ, will get the crowd hyped by playing some of the most popular songs out today. He’ll also take requests from the audience. DJ Zeke’s take over also features digital ads or messages you like to have on the screen during his set.
The facilitators kick off the conversation with a unique introduction. Students get to discuss unique qualities about themselves and share their origin stories
An interview will be facilitated with a faculty member of the Trill or Not Trill Anti Racist Training Lab. This quick hitting conversation will target the areas as specified by the outcomes described by the staff.
This is part performance and part conversation. Poet and Spoken Word Artist Jeff Dess uses his words as a vehicle to deconstruct black identity from multiple viewpoints and lenses. He tackles immigration, police brutality, community development, history and more.
The Hidden Figure experience highlights particular Black people and individuals of color who are often left out of the conversation of leadership and because of their race or socioeconomic status. This experience gives attendees an opportunity to provide exposure to unheard voices and its impact on the black and non black student community
Due to Covid-19 we are offering this event virtually