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Black History Month 2019

Mission: Black History Month, at The University of Akron, celebrates and educates the campus and surrounding communities on the knowledge, pride, understanding and empowerment of the African American culture and its impact on our daily lives.

February 1st

Friday, February 1st

Film – The Hate U Give (2018) 8:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Campus Programs

February 4th-10th

February 5th – 8th

Blood Drive
12:00pm–6:00pm
Student Recreation and Wellness Center


Wednesday, February 6th

Africans vs. African Americans: What’s the Division?
7:00pm
Student Union Room 335
Sponsor: African Student Association & SAAS


Wednesday, February 6th

Nelly’s Echo
7:17pm
Student Union Starbucks
Sponsor: RHPB & RHC

February 11th-17th

Monday, February 11th

For the Culture
6:00pm–8:00pm
Student Union Ballrooms
Sponsor: ZPN


Wednesday, February 13th

Black and Beautiful
12:00pm–1:00pm
Student Union Room 310
Sponsor: Counseling & Testing Center

February 18th-24th

Wednesday, February 20th

Forgotten Faces
6:30pm
Student Union Starbucks Lounge
Sponsor: SAAS


Friday, February 22nd

BlacKKKlansman
6:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: ZPN & Campus Programs


Being Black–A Panel Discussion 6:30pm–8:30pm
Student Union Room 308
Sponsor: Black Excellence Commission

February 25th-28th

Monday, February 25th

Lawrence Ross
7:00pm–8:30pm
Student Union Ballrooms
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs


Black Love Poetry Slam

8:00pm
Student Union Starbucks Lounge
Sponsor: BSU & SAAS


Wednesday, February 27th

Motown 25
Time TBD
Student Union Starbucks Lounge
Sponsor: SAAS


Thursday, February 28th

Film – Green Book (2018)
8:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: ZPN & LeadAkron