Every February our office makes an effort to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of African and African Americans that make our lives better today. This is done through a great deal of collaboration with our wonderful students, faculty/staff, departments, alumni, and community members. Some of our events include: The Black Hair Show; Kick-Off Speakers (ex. Melissa Harris-Perry); Black Women's Summit; Open Mic Night; and southern-style lunch at Aspen Grille. 

NEW PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES!

Being Black And...

This year we will be introducing our first "Being Black And..." series! Being Black is just one of the several identities we hold and it is important for students to take the time to explore why we/ they show up the way they/we do as Black individuals.  We may have one identity in common (being black), but other identities we hold influences our why, what, who, when, where and how. (Click here to watch our promo video!)

Motivational Monday w/ Breathing...

Every Monday we will pause to be in tune with ourselves by simply breathing. Life has many of us holding our breath and finding it difficult to simply be due to busy work, microaggressions, stress and anxiety. Self-care is important so we want to encourage black students, staff, and faculty to take time out of their busy schedules and be in tune with ourselves and each other ! 

iGaveBAACC

Giving BAACC (Black/African American Cultural Center) allows for students to take advantage of cultural, leadership, academic enhancement, and mentoring programs which will enhance their college experience and further develop them as future graduates. We are in need of assistance, and you can probably help!!! Be part of our #igavebaacc campaign! (Click here to give BAACC!)
 

Please find this year's schedule below:

 

Wednesday, January 31st 

Thirst for Knowledge // The Legacy of Black Greek Traditions

4 PM-5:30 PM   LSC372-74

This discussion will provide both a historical and contemporary context to explain how Greek Life has impacted the African American community.

Thursday, February 1st   

Black History Month Kick-Off

4 PM    LSC Ballroom A & B

An evening of dance, music, spoken word, art and singing. This is also the first year that we will be showcasing live statues as students represent historical figures of African American History.

Friday, February 2nd   

A Few Black Inventors Who Changed the World

10AM-2 PM    LSC 328-330

 

Saturday February 3rd    

Say it Loud Cultural Expo

6 PM    LSC Theater

 

February 4th   

Meet the Greeks

4 PM    Cherokee Park Ballroom

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.  Come learn more

 

February 6th

REAL TALK

4 PM    B/AACC – LSC 335

Topic: Embracing our Culture: Africans vs African Americans

An in-depth discussion on what “African” means in comparison to what "African American" menas personally, socially, and globally. The goal of this discussion is to unpack how blackness is conceptualized by individuals of different backgrounds and how these views can be limiting or capture an essential quality of the Black Experience

 

Black History Luncheon  

12-1:30PM   LSC Grey Rock Room

Black Faculty, Staff and Student Luncheon

(Invite Only. RSVP Required)

 

Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis  

7PM LSC Theater

(Tickets Required)

 

Thursday, February 8th   

Keynote Speaker: Lecia Brooks

5PM  LSC Cherokee Park

 

Tuesday, February 13th 

Real Talk: Interracial Love

4PM-5PM   LSC 335

Expressions of Love Poetry Night

6PM LSC

 

 

Wednesday, February 14th

Sex 4 Chocolate

6PM LSC 386

 

Thursday, February 15th

 

Black & Series: Being Black and Undocumented

4PM-5:30PM LSC 322

Aspen Grille

11AM-1PM

(Reservations Required)

 

Friday, February 16th

BSA Comedy Show hosted by Nate Jackson

6PM LSC

Aspen Grille

11am-1pm

(Reservation Required)

Saturday February 17th

Stepping through the Decades Step Show

Hosted by Nate Jackson

6pm  LSC Theater

 

Tuesday February 20th

Real Talk: Black Hair

4-5PM  LSC 335

 

Wednesday February 21st

Black is/Black ain’t

6PM  LSC 335

 

Thursday February 22nd

Being Black and Disabled

4PM-5:30PM  LSC 322

 

Saturday February 24th

Black Women’s Summit

By Invite Only. Registration Required

Keynote Speaker: Manoucheka Celeste

 

Monday February 26th

Rams for Social Justice: A Student’s Role in Creating Change

6PM LSC 382

 

Tuesday February 27th

Real Talk: How Far we’ve Come

4-5PM  LSC 335

InnatelyU Liberation Circles

Registration Required

Wednesday February 28th

InnatelyU Liberation Circles

Registration Required

Closing Celebration

7:30PM

Thursday March 1st

Being Black and Gender Non-Binary

4PM-5:30PM

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For more information on any of these events, please call 970.491.5781 and speak to one of the Black/African American Cultural Centers staff members.