At the beginning of February, the campus community is invited to celebrate Black History Month. The Black History Month Planning Committee, made up of students, faculty and staff, and led by Multicultural Affairs, the Barnes Center at The Arch, Student Activities and the Office of Diversity and of Inclusion, has planned a month full of programs and events centered around the theme of “Black Health and Wellbeing,” the national theme for Black History Month.
The month begins with a two-part opening celebration on Tuesday, February 1. The Schine Student Center atrium will host a launch celebration from noon to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., a ceremony featuring student groups and performers. will take place at Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. Emmanuel Hudson, television personality and comedian featured on “Wild ‘N Out,” will be the emcee.
“As we celebrate Black History Month, the planning committee has curated a robust calendar of events focused on the multifaceted components of wellness. From creative expression to recreational activities to mental health, the schedule encourages our campus community to reflect, celebrate, connect and take care of themselves. I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get involved throughout the month,” says Cerri Banks, Vice President and Assistant to the Senior Vice President.
Some additional events scheduled during the month include:
New this year, the committee also hosted a recognition to share its appreciation with faculty and staff who identify as Black/African American and have made meaningful contributions to the work on diversity, equity, inclusion. and campus-wide accessibility and Black/African American enhancement. community. Members of the campus community can nominate a staff or faculty member for the Black Rose of Appreciation until February 18. The roses will be presented at the Celebration of Black Excellence ceremony on February 25.
For more information on the Black History Month celebration, full event details, and additional events, visit the University Events Calendar.