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Black History Month 2017

Black History Month 2017 | For Us, By Us

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Throughout February

THESE BLACK WOMEN Exhibition of Work by Jason Patterson
On Display at the Women’s Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St. 2nd Fl. Champaign
Viewing Hours: 9am–5pm Monday–Friday during February

February 1 • 12 PM – 2 PM at BNAACC
Food for the Soul: Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

February 1 • 7 PM at WRC
Writ n’ Rhymed Poetry Open Mic Night: Black Herstory Slam

February 1 • 7 PM at SDRP 2025AB
Black History Game Night

February 2 • 7 PM at BNAACC
Classic Black Cinema: Movie Night

February 3 • 12 PM at NAH
Chat & Chew with Kendra Nalubega: How I Learned English: Colonization and my Education from Uganda to the United States

February 3 • 4PM – 6 PM at BNAACC
BNAACC Director Welcome Reception

February 4 • 10 AM at KCPA, Stage 6
Family Concert: Aaron Nigel Smith

February 7 • 4:30 PM at PAR, Busey, & Ike Dining Halls
Themed Dinner: Neo-Soul Food & Gumbo Cook-Off

February 8 • 12 PM at BNAACC
Food for the Soul: Black Card Revoked

February 9 • 12 PM at BNAACC
Black Composer Speaks: A Conversation with Jeffrey Mumford

February 10 • 8 PM at Hilton Garden Inn
Valentine’s Banquet hosted by Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

FEBRUARY 12–18 – BLACK STUDENT UNION WEEK

February 12 • 4PM at SDRP 2025ABC
Ma’at Gospel Explosion

February 13 • 7 PM at the Virginia Theatre
School Daze: Movies that Matter

February 14 • 7 PM at BNAACC
Classic Black Cinema: Movie Night

February 15 • 6:30 PM at Urbana Free Library
Proud Culture, African Roots

February 16 • 12 PM at La Casa
Lunch @ La Casa: African American Women and Their Role in Student Affairs

February 17 • 12 PM at NAH
Chat & Chew with Chris Green: Lines Drawn: Remembering Settler Pennsylvania

February 17 • 7:30 PM at SDRP 2025ABC
CBSU Cotton Club Fashion Show: Black Magic

February 18 • 10 AM at SDRP
StartSTRONG@Illinois Recruitment Event

February 18 • 2 PM at Urbana Free Library
A Taste of Gullah for Families

February 18 • 2:30 PM at Foellinger Auditorium
CBSU Cotton Club Variety Show: Showtime at the Apollo

February 20 • 7 PM at BNAACC
Classic Black Cinema: Movie Night

February 20 • 12 PM at WRC
Quench: #BlackTransMagick - J. Mase III and Vita E., Poets and Educators

February 20 • 7 PM at Illini Union- Courtyard Café
#BlackTransMagick Performance

February 23 • 4:30 PM at LAR, FAR, & ISR
Themed Dinner: Super Soul Thursday

February 22 • 12 PM at BNAACC
Food for the Soul: Kid Cudi to Kanye: Black Masculinity and Mental Health

February 25 • 9:30 AM at I-Hotel & Conference Center
2017 Black and Latino Male Summit

If you have any questions, please email Assistant Director Tekita Bankhead at tbankhea@illinois.edu.