Black History Month

2018 Events

These events are subject to change. 

Bowling Night

Friday, February 2, 2018
7-9pm | Oxford Lanes
Come join us for the first event of Black History Month at the Oxford Bowling Lanes. This event is free for the Miami University community.

Black Mental Health Night

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7pm | McGuffey 322
The Association of Black Psychologists is pleased to present Black Mental Health Night! During this event, members of the Association of Black Psychologists will present to you a mini-poster presentation on issues relating to Black representation in psychology. Additionally, we will have a speaker and delicious food for everyone to enjoy. Come ready to socialize, learn, and explore mental health within the black community!

Know Your Roots

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6-9pm | Harrison 304

Know Your Roots is an event that exposes individuals to the connections of our roots from Africa, pre and post slavery. We'll connect historically, culturally, and spiritually, aiming to tear down stereotypes, bias and alternative facts about our people and where we come from as African Americans. Come enjoy some authentic food from the dinner tables of African families and some of your traditional soul food favorites. Please come with an open mind and ready to learn more about our people!

“We didn’t want anybody telling us anything about Africa, much less calling us Africans. In hating Africa and in hating the Africans, we ended up hating ourselves, without even realizing it. Because you can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate your origin and not end up hating yourself. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.”
-Malcolm X

#HashtagLunchBag

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Community Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event Lawrence Burnley

Dr. Lawrence Burnley

Monday, February 12, 2018
Lecture: 7pm | FSB 1000
Come join us as we welcome Dr. Lawrence A.Q. Burnley, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Dayton as we discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and how he infused social activism strategies with the Black Church. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 PM.

Black Panther Movie

Saturday, February 18, 2018
3:30pm | Xscape Theater

Black Student, Staff and Faculty Networking Mixer

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7-9pm | Armstrong Pavilion A
The Black Student, Staff, and Faculty Networking Mixer, sponsored by The Graduate Students of Color Association, the Multicultural Business Association, and the National Black Law Student Association welcomes you to join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. This event serves as an opportunity for students to meet and connect with staff and faculty members from a wide variety of departments. Students will have the chance to develop their networking skills and foster meaningful relationships as well.

Blackout Showcase

Friday, February 23, 2018
7-9pm | Benton 102
In honor of Black History month, students are welcomed to share and showcase any talent or skill here at Miami University for the Blackout Showcase. This community free event is opened to all ages, race and genders which also includes raffle tickets at the price of $1 to win your own custom hoodie! All proceeds will be donated to the Dream Keepers Cincinnati outreach program. 

Black History Month Banquet Talea Drummer

Monday, February 26, 2018
6pm | Armstrong Fritz Pavilion C
$10 Students; $15 General
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 29, 2018 via the Miami Ticket OfficeDeadline to purchase tickets are Monday, February 19th at 12 pm.
The Black History Month Banquet culminates a month-long series of events on campus, and will feature dinner, special performances and a keynote address by Dr. Talea Drummer, Director of the Student Multicultural Center at Kent State University. Join us for a very special evening.  

Dr. Talea Drummer