Music, conversations, films: BHM events run the gamut

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The College’s celebration of Black History Month in February continues with events that run the gamut: conversations, music, ice games, arts and crafts and culinary offerings.

A poster that says Black History Month

The following list will be updated regularly:

  • Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., Old Chapel -- "Diaspora Night: Hidden Figures in the Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latinx Communities." Sponsored by BSU, LASO and CARIBSA.
  • Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Breazzano 102 -- Latinx Dance Club presents "Honoring Black History Month through Dance"
  • Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., Wold House -- African Student Association (ASA) presents traditional African arts and crafts.
  • Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., Breazzano Great Room -- "Diaspora Wars," a conversation on the African and African American Diaspora. Sponsored by ASA and Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Fri. Feb 17, Messa Rink -- ASA hosts Afrobeats and African Music, games on ice, and more
  • Week of Feb. 20, times and location to be announced - screening of the film, "Woman King." Sponsored by ASA
  • Sat. Feb. 25, 7 p.m., College Park Hall Ballroom -- BSU Seventh Annual Black Excellence Ball
  • Tues. Feb 28, 4 to 7 p.m. -- BSU takeover in Upper Class Dining Hall in collaboration with Hospitality, which will re-create recipes from family and friends of students.

Information about events will be shared in the Union Daily Digest. To subscribe, contact Student Activities at This information can also be found on UEngage.

To honor Black History Month in the greater community:

  • Support Black-owned businesses in Schenectady including Ya’Ya’s House Southern Cuisine, and Whip My Buttah Organics.
  • Attend virtual and in-person Black History Month events, including the Black History Month movie series at Proctors.
  • Learn about Black figures, and their contributions such as Shirley Chisolm, the first Black woman elected to congress.
  • Purchase, read, and share books by Black authors. Check out Schaffer Library's Black History Month reading list for recommendations.