Black History Month Calendar

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month 2017 Black History Month 2017
Join Black Student Achievement and the Multicultural Center all month for a variety of programs and events that celebrate black history and uplift black culture. All events are free of cost. For more information, select below to view all programs. Sponsored by Black Student Achievement, Multicultural Center and various student organizations.
Taste of Black Diaspora Taste of the Black Diaspora
February 1, 2017
6 – 9 p.m.
Dahlberg Hall
Celebrate the diaspora of black people through food, art, music and self-expression. Sample a delicious variety of foods and beverages. Enjoy dance, spoken word and step performances from students. Stay until the end for a live DJ and dance segment. Black Student Achievement invites everyone to attend dressed in their cultural attire or headdress. African, European, Asian, Caribbean, North and South American, Canadian…everyone is welcome!
Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Join us on Thursdays in February for a discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Ta-Nehisi Coates graphic novel, Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet Book 1. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: An Invisible Art will also be used as an aid throughout the series.
Black History Month 2017 The Black Mecca Unveiled Reception
February 2, 2017
5 – 6 p.m.
Art Gallery, Student Center East, Third floor
Join Spotlight Programs Board and the Black Student Achievement as the art gallery explores black history through the benchmark events of Atlanta history from 1920s until present day. The gallery will be open through the month of February. Feel free to stop in and take a peek during regular building hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 12 – 9 p.m.
Black History Month 2017 Black Lives Matter Fashion Show
February 4, 2017
5 – 8 p.m.
Student Center East, Ballroom
Join the Real Models of Georgia State & Self for a fashion show to celebrate Black History Month. Sponsored by Real Models of Georgia State and Self.
Hot Wings, Hot Topics! Hot Wings Hot Topics
February 6, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.
Speakers Auditorium
Hot Wings Hot Topics is a bi-weekly discussion for faculty, staff and students to engage in hot topic conversation. This two hour special edition of Hot Wings Hot Topics will have an extended menu. Our aim is to leave minds and bellies full! Sponsored by Black Student Achievement
Pop Talks: Black Masculinity
Wednesday, February 8, 2016
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Pop in for pop tarts, pop and pop culture! Pop Talks are informal weekly discussions (every Wednesday during the semester). In honor of Black History Month, today’s discussion will start with a focus on Black Masculinity.
Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Join us on Thursdays in February for a discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Ta-Nehisi Coates graphic novel, Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet Book 1. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: An Invisible Art will also be used as an aid throughout the series.
Black Women's Dialogue Black Women’s Dialogue
February 15, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.
Speakers Auditorium
This is a space to discuss topics and issues, create connections and explore community connected to the identity of a black Woman. Those who identity as a black woman and allies are encouraged to attend and share your experiences and build a network of support. Stay until the end to be entered for a giveaway, photo booth and reception in Speakers Auditorium Lobby. Sponsored by Black Student Achievement and Counseling and Testing Center
Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Join us on Thursdays in February for a discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Ta-Nehisi Coates graphic novel, Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet Book 1. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: An Invisible Art will also be used as an aid throughout the series.
Hot Wings, Hot Topics! Hot Wings Hot Topics
February 20, 2017
7 – 9 p.m.
Speakers Auditorium
Hot Wings Hot Topics is a bi-weekly discussion for faculty, staff and students to engage in hot topic conversation. This two hour special edition of Hot Wings Hot Topics will have an extended menu. Our aim is to leave minds and bellies full! Sponsored by Black Student Achievement
Black History Month 2017 Benjamin E. Mays Lecture – Noma LeMoine
February 21, 2017
6:30-8 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom
The annual Benjamin E. Mays Lecture is intended to encourage the discussion of issues facing urban educational leaders, as well as honor the memory of Dr Mays and promote his philosophy of excellence in the education of those typically least well served by the larger society.
Pop Talks: Black Femininity
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Pop in for pop tarts, pop, and pop culture! Pop Talks are informal weekly discussions (every Wednesday during the semester). In honor of Black History Month, today’s discussion will start with a focus on Black Feminism.
Metaphorically Speaking
February 22, 2017
7 -9 p.m.
Speaker’s Auditorium
This event will be a spoken word and performance showcase to celebrate Black History Month! Spoken word and performances will be on the topics of black history, black liberation and black culture. Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.
Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Join us on Thursdays in February for a discussion of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice in Ta-Nehisi Coates graphic novel, Black Panther: A Nation Under our Feet Book 1. Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: An Invisible Art will also be used as an aid throughout the series.
Intersections of Identity Intersections of Identity: Women of Color
February 23, 2017
2 – 3 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
Students are invited to engage in a facilitated discussion about the experiences of intersecting identities on campus.
Community Conversations C-Squared Community Conversations: Black, African & African American Identities
February 28, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge, Student Center East, Suite 206
The Community Conversations program is a weekly opportunity for students to come into the center to have conversations around a particular topic or identity. The program is designed to foster community building and support for Georgia State University students.