Black History Month Slate Announced

Black history month bannerThroughout the month of February, UAFS will honor Black History Month thanks to the collaborative efforts of the university’s Black Student Association, Campus Activities Board, Student Life Office, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming Committee.


Though some events will be held in person, like the annual Chat and Chew discussion luncheon, the breezeway trivia competitions and the Boreham Library displays featuring Black artists from across Arkansas, the majority of events will be held virtually and the public is welcome to attend. 


Throughout the month the UAFS social media team will share stories of Black students, faculty and staff to their accounts, working in tandem with the Black Student Association's effort to host a virtual Walk of Fame, highlighting iconic black leaders.


The English Department will also share weekly book recommendations highlighting works by Black authors, and the Student Activities Office will share historical facts and highligh the “Other Voices, Other Histories” project.


The full slate of student-led events includes:


The Innocence Project Discussion*

Monday, February 1 - 5 p.m.
Learn about The Innocence Project and hear from exoneree, Rodney Roberts
Co-hosted by BSA, CAB, and the Criminal Justice Department. 
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Diversity and Inclusion Open Forum*

Tuesday, February 9 - 2 p.m.
Join this open discussion about diversity and inclusion at UAFS in honor of Black History Month. 
Co-hosted by BSA and CAB.
Zoom Link: 

Haitian American Museum of Chicago Presentation*

Thursday, February 11 - 3 p.m.
Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago for their presentation of “Haitian Vodou Spiritualities” with Notre Dame Professor Karen Richman
Zoom Link: 


Chat and Chew Luncheon

Tuesday, February 16
Lion’s Den Dinning Hall
Enjoy a culturally themed meal and conversation about Black History. 
(Dinning Hall prices do apply.)
Co-hosted by BSA and CAB.

Negro League Baseball Museum*

Thursday, February 18 -  4 p.m.
Learn more about the mission and history of the museum from Vice President, Dr. Raymond Doswell. 
Zoom Link:  


Black History Month Trivia

February 1, 9, 17, and 25 – 11 a.m.
Campus Center Breezeway
Stop by to test your knowledge and win prizes 
Co-hosted by BSA and CAB.

Discover Arkansas Display: Local Black Artists

February 15 – 26 – Monday through Friday 
Visit the display in the main lobby of the Boreham Library all week to see work from local black artists. 
Co-hosted by BSA, CAB, and the Boreham Library.




Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021
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