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HNU's Black Student Union hosts events during Black History Month

Message from BSU President Aaliyah A. Quiñones:

Happy Black History Month, HNU Community🤎 🎉!!! In honor of Black History Month and to celebrate Black culture, BSU will be hosting fun, social, and informative events every week in February. We are especially excited to be hosting our 14th annual C.O.L.O.R showcase in person this year, and we encourage the entire HNU community to participate in our Black History Month Spirit week Feb 21st -25th (details below). We look forward to celebrating with you all month.✊🏾🇿🇦

Aaliyah A. Quiñones, BSU President

BSU is hosting weekly events throughout February:

  • Thursday, February 3: BSU Movie Night (Check email for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, February 10: BSU Jeopardy Night–Black History Month edition (Check email for Zoom link)
  • Thursday, February 17: Make a Black History tee shirt and hoodie (In person)
  • Thursday, February 24: Bingo Night (In person and on Zoom)
  • February 21 – 25: Black History Month Spirit Week 
  • Friday, February 25: 14th annual C.O.L.O.R showcase (in-person at the VCPA)

How you can celebrate BSU’s Black History Month Spirit Week:

  • Monday 2/21: Durag/Bonnet/Headscarf – For decades Black people around the world have been reclaiming durags, bonnets, and head scarfs. Today these unique hair accessories have become fashion statements, a symbol of the African American diaspora and have become embraced as a sense of identity. We ask that you join us in celebrating black tradition by wearing your favorite durag, bonnet, or headscarf.
  • Tuesday 2/22: 90s Day – Black people have been known as trendsetters, talented vocalists, actors, and actresses. Black people are also known for their leadership and advocacy that continued to play a prominent role in America especially throughout the 90s. In the spirit of reminiscing we ask that you rock your favorite 90s trend. (This includes dressing up as your favorite 90’s African American tv show, actor/actress, musician, activist, etc)
  • Wednesday 2/23: Blackout Day – Blackout day symbolizes unity and solidarity. On this day we encourage everyone to show homage to the black culture by supporting local black owned businesses, wearing your favorite black-owned merchandise, or simply wearing all black.
  • Thursday 2/24: Natural Hair Day – Join us in honoring the long fight against hair discrimination for Black Americans. Display your solidarity for the rights of black, men, women, and children to proudly wear their natural and beautiful hair by rocking your favorite natural hairstyle.
  • Friday 2/25: Dashiki/ African Print – It’s the last day of spirit week so it’s only right we go all out and take it back to our roots. Honor the Black American Afrocentric identity and celebrate Black History Month by wearing African Dashiki or African Prints. This would also be a good time to do some research on the history and significance of African prints in Africa