Black History Month Events Encourage Campus Engagement

The Black Student Union hopes to foster conversations around Black history and issues facing Black students today in a relaxed and welcoming environment by hosting events open to all of campus the week of Feb. 26.

“Black History Month encapsulates all Black history, not just the good, not just the bad, and not just the big names. We are creating Black history as each day passes,” said BSU President Josiah King-Rogers.

“During BSU Week our events are strategically planned to take a deeper look into Black life, not only in a historical view but also how that history shapes and inspires us to create Black history today.”

BSU Black History Month Events

Family Feud
Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., North Hall Lawn – Enter your team and play a game of Family Feud!

Family Feud game flyer.

Food For Thought
Feb. 27, Noon, Intercultural Diversity Center – A table talk, hosted by the Black Student Union’s Freshman Liaison. The Freshman Liaison will lead a conversation about the effects of social media on Black college students.

Food for Thought flyer.

Fashion Show
Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Student Center Ballroom – A student-run fashion show featuring student brands and student models. 

Fashion show flyer.

State of the Black Union
Feb. 29, 7 p.m., Student Center Ballroom – A keynote speech and call to action given by UA’s own Dr. Kiara Summerville followed by a reception at 8 p.m. in the UA Student Center Great Hall.

Hoops for Heart
March 1, 4 p.m., Student Recreation Center – A 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. 

Interested in other organizations or events?

Learn more about student organizations on campus at The Source and events honoring Black History Month by visiting the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.


Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications,