The Week Ahead (February 4-10)

After weathering the effects of the polar vortex, life at Northwestern carries on, with celebrations for Black History Month and more to keep students busy in these cold times!

Mental Health Panel

Monday, February 4 from 2-4 PM, Armadillo Room of Norris

As part of Multicultural Student Affair’s celebration of Black History Month, the department will be hosting a panel of experts to discuss mental health. As one component in the broader spectrum of wellness, learning to care for your own mental health is a valuable skill all students can use. For more information about Black History Month, see the Student Affairs blog post.

Keyword Series: Reproduction

Tuesday, February 5 from 5:00-6:30 PM, 1-515 Kresge

Join One Book, One Northwestern for a discussion of the politics of human biological reproduction, featuring a panel of feminist doctors, scholars, educators, and activists. These five panelists will use their various areas of expertise to connect themes of reproduction in The Handmaid’s Tale to real-life issues such as reproductive justice and infertility. For more information, visit the One Book One Northwestern website.

Free HIV Testing

Thursday, February 7 from 11 AM-3 PM, the Black House

Receive a free and confidential test right on campus. Regular testing is an essential form of preventative care, and the CDC recommends that individuals with specific risk factors for HIV get tested once a year. For more information about this event, visit planitpurple.

Afro-fusion Zumba Class

Thursday, February 7 at 6:45 PM, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion

In honor of Black History Month, enjoy this special edition of Northwestern Recreation’s weekly zumba classes. No previous experience is necessary, the workout is designed to be open to people of all fitness levels and is free for all students. For more information, visit the Northwestern Recreation website.

Alice Millar Birthday Concert

Sunday, February 10 from 5-7 PM, Alice Millar Chapel

Celebrate the birthday of Alice Millar Chapel with this free concert featuring the Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, as well as the renowned Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ. The concert is open to the public; to learn more, visit the Bienen Ensembles webpage.

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