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Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month at Central Michigan University is celebrated annually during the entire month of February. In conjunction with other national celebrations, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of African Americans to the United States, Michigan and CMU. Join us in celebration of Black History and culture.

Black History Month | 2022 Calendar of Events

Ongoing Event

Food Drive

The Food drive is an ongoing event for all of February! Bring non-perishable goods to the Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity, Bovee University Center 108. All goods will be donated to support CMU’s Food Pantry.

Location: Bovee University Center 108

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

A Mindful Approach

Kick off Black History Month with some guided meditations and discuss the importance of mindfulness for your mental health. Starting off the month with you in mind!

Time and location: 5:00 p.m. | Kulhavi 141 & 142

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: When They See Us

Come join us in watching the very important film that discusses the story of the Five teens from Harlem that were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. This film highlights the racial injustice that takes place in the Criminal Justice System.

Time and location: 4:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Monday, February 7, 2022  MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Racial Wealth Gap

Join us in learning about the importance of financial literacy and discuss the financial wealth gap that hinders mostly people of color in our country and communities.

Time and location: 5:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Rotunda, 221

Sponsored by: Financial Wellness

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Black Hair Care

Join us in a discussion around the diversity and versatility of black hair and how to care for it.

Time and location: 7:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center 108 | Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity

Sponsored by: Robinson and Calkins Halls

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: When They See Us

Come join us in watching the very important film that discusses the story of the five teens from Harlem that were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. This film highlights the racial injustice that takes place in the criminal justice system.

Time and location: 4:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Thursday, February 10, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Game Night

Join us for a night of games that highlight and help get in touch with our culture!

Time and location: 6:30 p.m. | Bovee University Center Terrace Rooms, B-D

Monday, February 14, 2022

Cookie Decorating

Join us for a treat! We will be decorating heart-shaped cookies, for you to give to that special someone, or keep all to yourself!

Time and location: 12:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. |  Bovee University Center, 108

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: When They See Us

Come join us in watching the very important film that discusses the story of the five teens from Harlem that were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. This film highlights the racial injustice that takes place in the criminal justice system.

Time and location: 4:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

So You Wanna Talk About Activism?

Time and location: 6:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Thursday, February 17, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: We're Here

Join us for a showing of We’re Here’s Selma, AL episode. The second season follows Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O'Hara, and Shangela as they continue their journey to spread love and connection across small-town America through the art of drag. Each episode of this Emmy®-nominated unscripted series finds the renowned drag queens recruiting local ​residents to participate in one-night-only drag shows and inspiring them. In this episode, Bob, Eureka, and Shangela bring drag to Selma, AL, where the LGBTQIA+ community remains hidden despite the city’s historical significance to the civil rights movement.

Time and location: 6:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Activities at the SAC

Join us in a day of activities at the SAC! There will be several different physical activities planned, so let's get active and get moving!

Time and location: 7:00 p.m. | Student Activity Center (SAC)

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Movie: When They See Us

Come join us in watching the very important film that discusses the story of the five teens from Harlem that were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. This film highlights the racial injustice that takes place in the criminal justice system.

Time and location: 4:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Auditorium, 302

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Speaker: Shaun Boothe

We are extremely excited to welcome Shaun Boothe to come and share his talents with us, and share in a conversation about the Black experience.

Time and location: 7:00 p.m. | French Auditorium

Sponsored by: Program Board

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Fashion Show

The Organization for Black Unity Fashion Show is hosting its 23rd annual fashion show! Watch CMU’s own walk the stage with confidence and style while representing culture and unity! Everyone is welcome! See you there!

Time and location: 6:30 p.m. | Plachta Auditorium

Sponsored by: The Organization for Black Unity

Monday, February 28, 2022 MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Food Taster

Join us for the finale of Black History Month with free food and community! Soul food has a deep history that goes beyond delicious food. RSVP on Engage Central for the 3pm, 4pm, or 5pm timeslots!

Time and location: 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. | Bovee University Center Rotunda, 221

RSVP via Engage Central