Celebrate Black History Month

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Published January 23, 2024

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of accomplishments, contributions and achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize their role in U.S. history. 

Featured Events & BHM Tough Topics

In celebration of Black History Month, the Intercultural and Diversity Center is hosting a number of events throughout the month that celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understandings to African Americans, Africans, and African diasporic cultures.

Featured Events

Events as of February 13:

Black History Month Dessert Hour

Friday, February 16, 3 - 5 p.m., 240 Student Union

Celebrate Black History Month while enjoying tasty treats. Join us in the IDC for our monthly Dessert  Hour event. Stop by to learn about influential Black figures and historical events!

Check UBLINKED throughout the month to see the events planned by the Intercultural and Diversity Center.

Black History Month Movie Night: One Night in Miami

Friday, February 16,  5:30 pm -8:30 pm, Location: Alumni Room 2213A 

We will be streaming One Night in Miami…! This movie is a fictionalized account of a meeting on February 25, 1964, between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke to discuss their roles as successful black men in the civil rights movement. 

We will close out the event with a brief discussion regarding what these prominent figures and the civil rights movement means to all people of color. 

Hosted by: Student National Medical Association 

Feb. 23: Black History Month: Soul Food & Sound

6:00 pm, Harriman Hall Ballroom, UB South  

Soul Food & Sound is a schoolwide social event celebrating Black History Month in Harriman Hall Ballroom – includes soul food and performers.

Hosted by: Student National Dental Association  

Registration link: https://ubsdm.formstack.com/forms/snda_bhm_registration_form  

Feb. 24: Black Student Union: Black Explosion

5:00 pm, 500 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY 14204 

Our annual fashion show is BSU biggest event of the year, bringing together students and alumni to appreciate Black culture and expressive attire. 

Feb. 27: Mental Health in the Black Community  

Stigmas and cultural expectations hinder Black individuals from seeking mental health treatment. Join us as we discuss acknowledging mental health in the Black community! 

Tough Topics

Tough Topics discussions take place every Tuesday, in 240 Student Union and online (http://bit.ly/IDCProgram) from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Feb. 20: Analyzing the Results of Black History  

Our ancestors fought hard to create a country that, in some ways, is better than how they found it. However, it seems we are beginning to move backward in the fight for social justice and equality. Join us in the IDC as we discuss how far we’ve come in this fight but how far we still need to go! 

Black History Month Spotify Playlist

Throughout the month we will have a Spotify playlist available to all students, faculty and staff.

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University at Buffalo
240 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2434