Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history and to honor their resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. It is a crucial opportunity for all of us to reflect on the important role that black history plays in our collective American story and to work towards a more inclusive and equitable future.

Black History Month 2024 Events

Sankofa Series - Art as Resistance

The 2024 Black History Month theme of "Art as Resistance" is a beautiful platform to highlight the ways that Black/African American people have inspired and amazed the world through infinite talent, perseverance, and vision! Our quest for righteousness and justice has always been, is today, and shall always be! We will release a new Sankofa video on the first day of February, and every following Monday throughout the month.

2024 Intro: Commemorating Black History Month

Monday Movies

The Tony Fitch Forum we will be hosting a Black Film Series this February. 

  • Feb. 05, 2024 - The Color Purple (original 1985)
  • Feb. 12, 2024 - QUEEN and SLIM
  • Feb. 26, 2024 - Judas and the Black Messiah

All movies start at 1:00 p.m.

Lecture and Dance Workshop: Dr. Halifu Osumare

  • Feb. 8, 2024 

Join us for an enlightening lecture and dance workshop with Dr. Halifu Osumare
Black Popular Culture Scholar, Dance Educator and Choreographer.

Afro-Haitian Dance Workshop
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Atherton Theater

(Wear comfortable clothing for the dance workshop)

Lecture / Book Reading - Dancing the afrofuture: Hula, Hip-Hop, and the Dunham Legacy
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. SCMA 272

Full Event Info

B.E.E Book Fair

  • Feb. 15 , 2024

The Black Excellence and Enrichment Academy (The B.E.E.) will be hosting a FREE Book Giveaway on Thursday February 15th in the Quad from 11-2pm. Genres include Fiction and Non-Fiction, Self-Improvement, History, Children's Books and more. There will be something for everyone! In honor of Black History Month, will also have a special section dedicated to Black literature and authors. 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Quad

Full Event Info

Black Business Expo

  • Feb. 17, 2024

Join us in Danner Hall  from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Full Event Info

African Live Art

  • Feb 21, 2024 7 p.m

African Live Art is featuring a live presentation by Dr. Virginia Aleja Zegarra Larroche directly from Peru. Her presentation focuses on "The historical contributions and experiences of Black Women in Peru."Dr. Zegarra Larroche will be accompanied by a live Spanish interpreter during the presentation.  

Join via Zoom

Blues and Jazz Workshop

  • Feb. 22, 2024 

With Claudette King and Brian Kendrick

Full event Info

Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Feb. 22, 2024 

Live music by the "Valley Rhythm Section" AAEC Chicken and Waffle Scholarship Fundraiser
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Danner Hall.

Full Event Info

2nd Annual SJDC Black History Inspired Nursing Information Session 

  • Feb. 28, 2024

The SJDC nursing program will be hosting our 2nd Annual Black History Inspired Nursing Information Session on Feb. 28th.  Where we will be providing valuable materials to persons interested in the field.
4:00 p.m. SCMA 161

Full Event Info & to Register