In honor of Black History Month (BHM), Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, hosts a series of events in the month of February in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations. Black History Month honors the rich traditions of the African Diaspora through programming. The unique contributions and dynamic histories of people of African descent will enliven the Black cultural aesthetic via programming, dialogue and cuisine.
Questions and Event Access Support
Please note, some events will require attendees to access with their Syracuse University Zoom Account. Using your NetID and password, access the Syracuse University Zoom Answers webpage for instructions. For additional questions, to request accommodations or for assistance joining an event, please email Cedric T. Bolton, Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinator of student engagement, or call 315.443.9676.
Black History Month 2021 Events
Join the month-long celebration on social media by following @syr_oma and using #CuseBHM and #ALLIN.
This event will also be hosted in-person within the Schine Student Center Atrium.
Thursday, February 11, 5 p.m. (ET): Virtual Choices, Careers and Living Black History Conversation Panel
Conversation with Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Gabrielle Foreman.
Friday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. (ET): Virtual Racism in Latin America Symposium
Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. (ET): BHM Esport 2K Tournament
This event will also be hosted in-person within the Schine Student Center Atrium. For more information or to register, please email Thomas Lail, Barnes Center at The Arch coordinator of intramural sports.
Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m. (ET): BLACK HISTORY MONTH-SILENT DISCO
Sponsored by Barnes Center at The Arch—Recreation, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Black History Month Committee. For more information, contact Thomas Lail.
Feb. 22-Saturday, Feb. 27: Virtual Racial Equity Academic Symposium
The inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium promotes intellectual discourse and scholarship in the aspects of race and equity. The symposium will be held virtually and includes a full schedule of events such as student and faculty scholarly research and creative works’ presentations, performances, events, workshops, and social activities:
Tuesday, February 23, 7:30p.m. (ET): University Lectures: Misty Copeland
Interviewed by Shanel Bailey ’19. This event is sponsored by University Lectures, Office of Multicultural Advancement, & WAER.
Monday, February 22, 5:15p.m. (ET): International Scales of Blackness in Design
NOMAS Spreaker: Ifeoma Ebo, Felecia Davis, Pascale Sablan, Moderated by Amina Kikaya, Ebonia Moody. Sponsored by National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
For more information or to request accommodations, please email Delaney Van Wey, Hendricks Chapel communications specialist, or call 315.443.2901.
Black History Month 2021 Sponsors
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Graduate Student Association, Department of African American Studies, Office of Academic Affairs, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), Barnes Center at The Arch Recreation, Student African American Society, Department of Women and Gender Studies, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Black History Month Committee, Community Folk Art Center, Humanities Center, English and Textual Studies, Special Collections Research Center, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA), The Moynihan Institute, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Hendricks Chapel