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United Black World Month

The Student Life Multicultural Center in collaboration with various departmental offices and student organizations annually celebrate United Black World Month. United Black World Month, also known as Black History Month, is a month-long celebration of the diasporic experience. The month begins with a featured speaker and continues with panels, lectures, socials and other various programs.  

United Black World Month is excited to present Black Lives, More than Just a Hashtag, February 1-29, 2016. This year as we explore national issues within the black community that continue to be centered around police brutality, educational disparity, misrepresentation within media and pop culture, there is a concern that the Black Lives movement has become yet another trendy social justice movement to fight for justice within the black community. Black Lives: More Than Just a Hashtag seeks to honor the current movement inspired by the death of the late Travon Martin while continuing a deeper exploration of the historical and systemic context that  continue to create societal  injustices.

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Schedule of Events:

January 21-Feb 18
Witness: Black Independent Film

January 28
Witness: Black Independent Film: Losing Ground Bless Their Little Hearts

January 29
Free Winter Exhibition Preview: Noah Purifoy

January 29-April 10
Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada

January 30
Witness: Black Independent Film: The Blood of Jesus

February 1
Black Lives: More than Just a Hashtag an Evening of Artistic Expression!!

February 3
Teaching for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy: A Meditation on Intimate Educational Work

February 4
Witness: Black Independent Film: Dreams Are Colder Than Death

February 5
Friday’s Black Cinema and Conversations

February 7
Indie Lens Pop Up: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

February 16
Black Studies Matters! The Importance of Global Black Studies in the Age of Ferguson

February 17
Black Lives Matter: The Personal is Political

February 17
I Am a Man: Black Manhood and Sexual Diversity

February 18
A Conversation with Concussion's Dr. Bennet Omalu

February 18
Witness: Black Independent Film: Ganja & Hess

February 18
In My OWN Image

February 19
Friday’s Black Cinema and Conversations

February 20
Inaugural Black Excellence Ball

February 23
Freedom Festival: Food Edition Soul Food Junkies

February 24
8th Annual Historical Lecture Series

February 24
Special Tribute to MLK

February 25
Freedom Festival: Food Edition Buckeye Farmer’s Market

February 25
2nd Annual Entrepreneur Showcase

February 26
Truth Be Told

February 29
Freedom Festival: Food Edition Movie Screening: Just Eat It

March 1
Freedom Festival: Food Edition Hunger Banquet

February 23 - March 1
Freedom Festival: Food Edition Food Drive

March 11, 25
Friday’s Black Cinema and Conversations


If you have questions concerning access  to our events and/or facilities, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for disability services, please contact the Student Life Multicultural Center at 614-688-8449 or Early requests are encouraged, 10 business days will generally allow us to provide seamless access.

Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life, Student Life Multicultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and African-American and African Studies