Black History Month means to me a specific time to celebrate, remember and learn of the many accomplishments and contributions the black community has provided us throughout many generations. This is a time to inform others of what our ancestors as well as what WE are capable of and changing the ongoing narrative that they were only slaves. Black people are strong, resilient, and magical and this is our time to express that.
-Shaylah Ellis, BSU Events Coordinator & Community Outreach Coordinator
Black History Month is a time to acknowledge the neglected accomplishments of Black Americans. As a society we are inundated with images of athletes, rappers and reality TV stars as paradigms of success for Black people. Black History Month provides an opportunity to highlight other aspects of Black culture outside of assumed constructions. Black History Month diverts attention away from the redundant slave narrative and celebrates inventors, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, authors and others whom add a richness to Black history. Although February is the shortest month of the year the legacy left behind and perpetuated by current leaders will not be slighted. I personally honor black history all year, however BHM is recognized nationally and creates a platform to commemorate members of the black community whom have made an impact.
-Shaniah Ritzie, BSU President
Black history month means to me recognizing the revolution for freedom that my ancestors conquered and showing my gratitude for them doing so.
-Ananda “Ajay” Cockerham, BSU Treasurer
Black History Month is recognizing how African Americans were able to overcome obstacles, stand up for their rights, expand their capabilities, and show the world that we can strive and excel in every aspect.
-Dylan Irene Williams, BSU Social Media Correspondent
Black History Month is remembering the important contributions and achievements of African Americans before us and now throughout our history.
-Alexandria Jackson, BSU Fundraising Coordinator
Black History Month means to me celebrating Black Culture and focusing on how far we have come today.
-Aaliyah Quinones, Member
Black history month is about learning about different cultures and embracing diversity and the people around me.
-Savannah Vasquez, Member
Black History Month is the celebration of culture, diversity, inclusion and where people can discover new things about themselves or others.
-Amya Harris, Member
Black history month is a time for celebrating black culture, black people, and our accomplishments.
-Ahjanae Tarrant, Member
The Black Student Union is hosting the following events in honor of Black History Month
Friday, February 1,
9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Valentines Day Bake Sale
Thursday, February 14
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Brennan Lounge and Public Market
Trip to Museum of African Diaspora
Saturday, February 23 (sign up Feb. 20)
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This trip is paid for and transportation will be provided but spots are limited! Please sign up near the Front Desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
11th Annual C.O.L.O.R
Celebrating Our Legacy Of Rhythm
Thursday, Feb 28
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
California Room/Mealy Living Room
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC