In honor of Black History Month, Syracuse University’s Multicultural Affairs, within the Division of the Student Experience, hosts a series of events in the month of February in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations. Black History Month honors the rich traditions of the African Diaspora through programming. The unique contributions and dynamic histories of people of African descent will enliven the Black cultural aesthetic via programming, dialogue and cuisine.
The Black History Month Planning Committee has organized a robust calendar of events. A complete listing of events is available on the University Events Calendar.
- Jan. 31: Black History Month Kickoff Celebration
- Feb. 1: Black and Brown Informational Fair
- Feb. 2: Black History 101 Mobile Museum
- Feb. 2: Commemorative Speaker George Johnson
- Feb. 7: Reparations NOW!: How do you reckon with legacies of injustice?
- Feb. 8: State of the Black Hair Experience
- Feb. 9: Reparations NOW!: Whose lives deserve repair?
- Feb. 9: Trap N Paint (With a Slight Twist)
- Feb. 10: Men of Color Initiative (MCI) Induction Ceremony
- Feb. 15: Career Pathways Reception
- Feb. 17: WellsLink Transitions Ceremony Featuring Keynote Marcus Bullock
- Feb. 22: The Black Experience Abroad
- Feb. 24: BHM Basketball Classic
- Feb. 25: Celebrating Black Excellence Gala
- Feb. 26: Music and Message: Black History Month Concert-Music of Black Composers
- Feb. 28: BHM: Breaking Stigma – Mental Health Matters
- March 5: Music and Message: Malmgren Concert-Jason Max Ferdinand Singers
- Ongoing: 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection | Light Work