For many, Black History Month is a time for learning, sharing and community. As UCLA celebrates Black History Month, we’re asking members of the Bruin community to share recommendations for what to read, watch and listen to this February and beyond. Which plays and poems, novels and nonfiction do you plan to read? What TV series, documentaries or feature films do you like to watch? And what songs, albums or podcasts do you listen to that commemorate the long history of African American successes and contributions or past and present struggles for rights and opportunities in this country?Eric Greene, associate director for diversity and campus climate in strategic communications, recommends Octavia Tried to Tell Us.
“Tananarive Due, author and UCLA lecturer, teamed up with theologian Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman to co-found and co-host this series of live webinars inspired by the work of Afrofuturist writer and one-time UCLA Extension student Octavia Butler and its enhanced resonance given our times,” Greene says. The recordings can be found here.