Black History Month Programs

Every February our office makes an intentional effort to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of African, African American, Pan-African people and culture. This is done through a great deal of collaborations with our wonderful students, student organizations we support, on campus faculty/staff,  CSU departments, alumni, and Northern Colorado community members. Some of our events include: Kick-off Celebration; Keynote Speakers (past speakers: Angela Davis, Hill Harper, Melissa Harris-Perry, Laverne Cox, Mark Lamonnt Hill, Eric Thomson, Dr. Yusef Salaam, Wesley Hamilton); Black Women’s Summit; The Hair Show; Open Mic Night; and southern-style lunch at Aspen Grille. Be looking out as promotion will start soon to announce a great time of celebration, education, and awareness of Black/African American Culture.

“Blackprint: The Original Blueprint” 

Black History Month Kick-Off

Wednesday, February 1st


Join us as we celebrate the start of Black History Month 2023 with food, music, live performances and much more. You don’t want to miss this!

Lory Student Center – Theatre | Virtual access available by click HERE 

Keynote Speaker:

Bobby Seale 

Monday, February 13th


Lory Student Center – Grand Ballroom CD

Virtual Access Available HERE

Dining Experiences 


Thirst for Knowledge and Excellence:

Black Faculty/Staff and Student Luncheon

Wednesday, February 8th

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Location: Lory Student Center – Longs Peak Room

Students: Check the weekly email to sign-up | Faculty/Staff: Please email us if you want to attend and have not received an invitation


Black History Month Themed Dinner

Thursday, February 23th

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Braiden Dining Hall

***Meal Swipe or Payment Required for Entry


Black History Month Closing: Taco Tuesday Party

Tuesday, February 28th


Lory Student Center Ballroom C

Movie Showings:

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Tuesday, February 7th


Behavioral Sciences Building 131

Light dinner provided starting at 6:00pm


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Friday, February 17th

6:00 pm

Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom D

Real Talk:

Black Traditions in partnership with Africans United

Tuesday, February 7th 

Real Talk begins at 4:00PM


Black Love in the Community

Tuesday, February 14

Real Talk begins at 4:00PM


Professionalism and Expectations for Black Folks in the Work Place

Tuesday, February 21st

Real Talk begins at 4:00PM


Influence of Black Culture 

Tuesday, February 28th

Real Talk begins at 4:00PM


Real Talk Sessions will be held in the B/AACC Office – Lory Student Center 335

Being Black & Series

Being Black & Series: Health and Wellness

Thursday, February 2nd


Being Black & Series: Queer Identity in Real Life

Thursday, February 9th


Being Black & Series: Spirituality 

Thursday, February 16th


Being Black & Series: Greek Life in the Black Community

Thursday, February 23rd


Being Black & Series will take place at 4:00pm and held in Lory Student Center 335 

Additional Events:

Black Faculty/Staff Mixer

Friday, February 3rd

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Office of Inclusive Excellence, The White House | 645 South Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1060


Thirst for Knowledge and Excellence:

Vision Board with Ms. B (Bridgette Johnson)

Wednesday, February 15th


Location: Lory Student Center 335 (B/AACC Office)


Budgeting 101 with Patrice Palmer

Time and Location – TBD


Activism with Dr. Black

Time and Location – TBD


Major Stories – Open for All 2nd Year Students

Michael Smith Alumni Center (Canvas Stadium)

Monday, February 20


Kick B/AACC – Black History Trivia

Friday, February 24

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Lory Student 335

Student Organization Events:

United Men of Color: Ghetto Visionary Fashion Friday’s 

More Details to come soon


Black Student Alliance & United Men of Color: Roses for Black Love

Tuesday, February 14th

11:00am – 4:00pm

Lory Student Center – Flea Market


Black Student Alliance – Sex for Chocolate

Tuesday, February 14th

5:00p -7:00p

Lory Student Center 335


United Women of Color: The Hair Show

Sunday, February 26th


Lory Student Center – Theatre

Check out the City of Fort Collins Black History Page HERE to learn more about Black History in Fort Collins.

For more information on events, please contact us at or (970) 491-5781.