Music, conversations, films: BHM events run the gamut
The College’s celebration of Black History Month in February continues with events that run the gamut: conversations, music, ice games, arts and crafts and culinary offerings.
The following list will be updated regularly:
- Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., Wold House — African Student Association (ASA) presents traditional African arts and crafts.
- Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., location TBA — “Diaspora Wars,” a conversation on the African and African American Diaspora. Sponsored by ASA and Black Student Union (BSU)
- Fri. Feb 17, Messa Rink — ASA hosts Afrobeats and African Music, games on ice, and more
- Week of Feb. 20, times to be announced, Reamer Campus Center Auditorium – screening of the film, “Woman King.” Sponsored by ASA
- Sat. Feb. 25, 7 p.m., College Park Hall Ballroom — BSU Seventh Annual Black Excellence Ball
- Tues. Feb 28, 4 to 7 p.m. — BSU takeover in Upper Class Dining Hall in collaboration with Hospitality, which will re-create recipes from family and friends of students.
Information about events will be shared in the Union Daily Digest. To subscribe, contact Student Activities at email@example.com. This information can also be found on UEngage.
To honor Black History Month in the greater community:
- Support Black-owned businesses in Schenectady including Ya’Ya’s House Southern Cuisine, and Whip My Buttah Organics.
- Attend virtual and in-person Black History Month events, including the Black History Month movie series at Proctors.
- Learn about Black figures, and their contributions such as Shirley Chisolm, the first Black woman elected to congress.
- Purchase, read, and share books by Black authors such as The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.