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Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month (BHM), Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, hosts a series of events in the month of February in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations.

Black History Month honor the rich traditions of the African Diaspora through programming. The unique contributions and dynamic histories of people of African descent will enliven the Black cultural aesthetic via programming, dialogue, and cuisine.

Please note, the deadline for submission forms for 2019 Black History Month is January 19, 2019. This formed need to be completed in full and approved by the BHM Committee. If have any questions please feel free to contact Cedric T. Bolton at ctbolton@syr.edu.

CLICK HERE to submit your Celebratory Month Submission.

Students

Upcoming Events and Programs  

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1-March 1
Black Lives Matter: African American Book Exhibit
Bird Library
8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Sponsored by Learning Commons Librarians
For more info, contact Tarida Anantachai at tanantac@syr.edu
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Black History Month Opening Reception
Schine Student Center, Jabberwocky Café
12–3 p.m.
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black
History Month Committee
For more information, contact Cedric T. Bolton at
ctbolton@syr.edu
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Dennis Dowdell Scholarship Reception
George and Rebecca Barnes Mansion
930 James Street
6–9 p.m.
Donation: $25
Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Chi Pi
Chapter and Wegmans
For more information contact Derrick Carr at derrick.
carr@1199.org
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Black History Month Kick Off Reception
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street
5 p.m. | Reception 4–7 p.m.
Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
For more information contact 315.442.2300 or
cfac@syr.edu
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
FREE Yoga Class: Do We Want to Be Well? (A
Community Health and Wellness Event)
Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina Street
2–4 p.m.
Sponsored by ZenG Yoga
For more information contact Dr. Haddix at
mhaddix@syr.edu
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Lecture by Dr. A. D. Carson
OWNING MY MASTERS: The Rhetoric of
Rhymes & Revolutions
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, E. S. Bird Library
5 p.m.
Sponsored by democratizing knowledge PROJECT
and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
For more information, contact Marama Cavino at
315.443.8750 or hcavino@syr.edu
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9
REAL Talks: Resisting Exclusion through
Activism and Leadership State Violence
304 Tolley Humanities Building
12:30–2 p.m.
Supported by the School of Education, Syracuse
University Humanities Center, Intergroup Dialogue
Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Women’s &
Gender Studies, and the LGBT Resource Center
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
Dr. King Elementary School, 416 E. Raynor Ave.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Syeisha Byrd at
smbyrd@syr.edu
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Reclaiming our Education: Black Girls Lit
4 Literacy!
Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina Street
2–4 p.m.
Sponsored by Dark Girls Syracuse
For more information, contact 315.439.3254 or email
tgthomas@syr.edu
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
The Black Lounge Featuring Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People
Schine Student Center, Goldstein Auditorium
6:30 p.m. (doors open); 7 p.m. (event begins)
Tickets are free and available at the Schine Box Office.
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs,
Office of Program Development, Black Graduate Student Association, and Black History Month Committee
For more information contact
Cedric T. Bolton at ctbolton@syr.edu
 
Thursday, February 15
Movie premiere of “Black Panther”
(Exclusive for SU Students only)
Regal Cinemas at Destiny USA
Tickets available at the Schine Box Office for  $3 which will include the screening and transportation
Sponsored by Orange After Dark, in collaboration with Student Association, Light on Ebony, NPHC, Mixtape, Renegades, and Femme
For further questions or concerns, contact Keely Higgins, Director of Public Relations for University Union, at uupublicrelations@gmail.com or
David Gilstrap, NPHC Social Chair, at cusenphc@gmail.com.
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Gallery Talk with Jerry, Brian, Gloria Jean, and
Andrea Pinkney
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street
5 p.m. | Reception 4–7 p.m.
Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
For more information contact 315.442.2300 or
cfac@syr.edu
  
 
Saturday, February 17
Cuse for Good: Social Justice – A Day for Conversation and Celebration
The three-­part event will occur on Saturday, February 17 and includes a moderated social justice panel at 12:00 PM in
Goldstein Auditorium. Immediately following, there will be a free lunch in Panasci Lounge featuring foods from eight
diverse cultures. At 8:00 PM there will be a celebratory concert held in Goldstein Auditorium.
Tickets will be available at the Schine Box Office
starting February 5.
Sponsored by The National Pan-­Hellenic Council and University Union.  For further questions or concerns, contact Keely Higgins,
Director of Public Relations for University Union, at
uupublicrelations@gmail.com or David Gilstrap, NPHC Social Chair, at cusenphc@gmail.com
 
  

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Listen, Learn, Create: Family Literacy Day
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St.
12–4 p.m..
Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
For more information contact 315.442.2300 or
cfac@syr.edu
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Syracuse Black Expo’s Unity Day
Syracuse Community Connection, 401 South Ave.
12–5 p.m.
Sponsored by Syracuse Black Expo and Jerk Hut
For more information contact 315.878.2763
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Commemorative Poetic Expression
Mending Masculinity with Poets Kavi Ade & Vision
Huntington Beard Crouse, Gifford Auditorium
7–10 p.m.
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Graduate Student Association, and Black History Month Committee
For more information contact Cedric T. Bolton at
ctbolton@syr.edu
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Tangerine Film Screening
Moderated discussion with WGS Teaching Assistant
Seth Davis
Place: Life Science Building, Rm. 001
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Department of Writing Studies, Composition, and Rhetoric
For other accessibility requests, contact  Susann Democker-Shedd at sademock@syr.edu
Free food and beverage
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Screening & Post Film Discussion of “Whose Streets”
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street
6–9 p.m.
Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
For more information contact 315.442.2300 or
cfac@syr.edu
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Vocal Masterclass with Jazz Vocalist
Tracy Hamilin
Open to public, registration required for
masterclass participants
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street
7 p.m.
Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
For more information contact 315.442.2300 or
cfac@syr.edu
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Wellness/Yoga Workshop presented
by Dr. Marcelle Haddix
Schine Student Center, Rm. 228B
6–8 p.m.
Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs and ZenG Yoga
For more information, or if you require accommodations, please contact Marissa L Willingham at mlwill07@syr.edu one week prior to the event date.