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Black History Month

The Black Family:
Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Going On All Month

Poetry Contest

Cosponsored by Rhythms Literary Club

All current students are invited to submit original poetry – of any length or style, in celebration of Black History. Poems should address the theme - The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity and can be newly created or previously written. Poems should be submitted to by February 28. Winners will receive a gift card to a local business.

Celebrating Black Icons

Visit the pages of Student Activities on Instagram and Student Government Association on Twitter throughout the month to learn more about Black Icons who have broken down barriers and made lasting change. Beyond the usual heroes, this collection includes inventors, legislators, community organizers, entrepreneurs, and educators who helped make differences felt far beyond their sphere.


Wednesday, February 10

Community Conversation: Supporting BIPOC Communities Under a New Federal Administration

7:00 p.m., Join the Community Conversation online via Microsoft Teams

Transitioning to a new federal administration means new leadership, new priorities, and new opportunities for growth. But too often, positive talking points and ideas fade away into little action or change. This Community Conversation event creates a space for an open discussion about the ways to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities under the new federal administration. Bring your questions, ideas, and comments to share with the group. Hosted by Professor Alicia Richardson.

Thursday, February 18

Black History Trivia

6:30 p.m., Black History Trivia link will be available at Linktree
Hosted by ALANA, this trivia event will feature Jeopardy-style questions focused on Black culture, history, and identity. Winners will receive gift cards provided by Student Activities.

February 25-28

Black Violin: In Concert, On Demand

On-demand online performance, Black Violin will be available at Linktree
Enjoy the high-energy performance of classically trained musicians who integrate classical and popular styles to create a unique musical genre. For more than a dozen years, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Will B have mined the synergy among classical, jazz, blues, R&B and hip-hop. Their Virtual Tour goes beyond unparalleled musical creativity to include community engagement and accessible concerts.

Stay tuned for other events later in the month and beyond February

Black History is American History. Our work cannot be confined to a limited time frame or limited perspectives. Keep an eye on your email and Student Activities’ Instagram for updates about future speakers, programs, and opportunities for involvement.

Black History Month events are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, ALANA, SGA, Student Activities Board, and the Intercultural Affairs Committee.