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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.

A poster that says Black History Month

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 getinvolved@union.edu. 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.

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