Black History Month

Calendar for Black History Month 2019 events

Black History Month 2019: Celebrations and Conversations

Friday, Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m., Black History Museum and Cultural Center of VA
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia seeks to become a permanent repository for visual, oral and written records and artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia. Join us for a guided tour of the museum's permanent and featured exhibits.

Friday, Feb. 1, 5 - 7 p.m., Ram’s Lounge, University Student Commons
Black History Month Kick-Off Event. Join members of the Black History Month Planning Committee and Black student organizations to kick-off Black History Month. Event will feature tabling from Black student organizations, Black History Month poster of events, and Black history reading list.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Cabell Library, Lecture Room 303
Keynote Talk: “Moving Beyond 2018, What Happens Next?”, Dr. Christina Greer, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American History, Fordham University

Thursday, Feb. 7, 5 - 7 p.m., Cabell Library, Room 205
Black Education Association (BEA) faculty and staff Mixer.

Monday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons, Room 215
Documentary, Finding Joseph I, Documentary chronicling the life of punk rock and reggae band front man, Paul “HR” Hudson. HR’s band, Bad Brains is considered one of the most influential punk rock bands in history. 

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I and II
Pop Culture vs. the “Olympics of Suffering”: Slavery and the Holocaust as One American Horror Story, sponsored by the Department of African American Studies

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12 - 1 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons, Room 215
Book Discussion and Exchange: Favorite Black Author or Black History Book. Join other book enthusiasts to discuss favorite books written by Black authors or about Black history and culture. Bring your book if you would like to exchange it for another book. Lunch provided.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 - 9 p.m., Commonwealth Ballrooms, University Student Commons
Step Afrika, sponsored by APB.

Friday, Feb. 15, 1 - 4 p.m., Afrocity Tours Downtown Walking Tour
Afrocity Tours guide for remembrance, expanding the interpretation of communal landscapes, and open the way for new meaning in education and lifestyle. Our guided walking tour explores Shockoe Bottom and the African Burial Grounds. Highlights of the tour include the Farmers Market (black entrepreneurship), and the Richmond Slave Trail (second largest trading district of the enslaved in the United States).

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6 - 8 p.m., Richmond Salons I & II, University Student Commons
Two Chains: Gender and Sexual Orientation Among People of Color, facilitated by VCU student, Joseph Mitchell.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 8 - 9 p.m., OMSA, University Student Commons, Room 215
Desserts And Discussion of "Two Chains: Gender and Sexual Orientation Among People of Color" with desserts from Shindigz Market! You must attend the 6 p.m. Two Chains presentation to attend this discussion after.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 - 9 p.m., Commonwealth Ballrooms, University Student Commons
Trap N Paint, sponsored by APB

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 7 - 9:00 p.m., Cabell Library, Lecture Room 303
17th Annual VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture. African-American soldiers returning home after their service often encountered injustice and insult instead of honor and respect. Join us at VCU Libraries' 17th Annual Black History Month Lecture for a moving and thought-provoking discussion about how our society treated African-American veterans after their service and how that affected them and their communities.

***POSTPONED*** Thursday, Feb. 21, Richmond Salon IV, University Student Commons
The "African American Women and Sexual Assault:  A Culture of Silence and Disbeliefevent" event has been POSTPONED, but is being rescheduled for another date/time to be determined.

Friday, Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m., Jackson Ward Mural Tour
Explore the diversity of one of Richmond’s most vibrant neighborhoods through a guided tour from the Valentine Museum. During our walk, we’ll visit murals, revitalized buildings and historic homes to learn more about a neighborhood that has had numerous incarnations. From immigrant working-class neighborhood to the Harlem of the South, see how art is shaping the face of Jackson Ward today.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 - 8 p.m., Rams Lounge, University Student Commons
Career Panel and Networking Session. Join professionals with careers related to Fine Arts, the Humanities, Education, Social Work, and Engineering as they discuss their career path. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists after the discussion.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Cabell Library, Lecture Hall 303
Black History in the Making - recognizes academic excellence, Black/African American students, possibly black faculty and staff. Sponsored by African American Studies department.