Black History Month is celebrated across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands (NAACP). Each week, the Mosaic Center will share resources and ideas via its newsletter and social media for ways that YOU can join in honoring and celebrating Black history, voices, and experiences this month and every month.
Join us for Shenandoah’s Black History Month Events
Black History Month Paint Night
Thursday, February 4 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Location: BSAC (BSC 123)
Join Campus Activities Network (CAN) and the Mosaic Center as we celebrate Black History Month. Come and grab one of our paint kits to take with you or stay and paint with us. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Black Music Monday
Monday, February 15 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Location: Brandt Student Center.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Mosaic Center sheds light on new and well-known African American artists. Don’t forget to stop by our Black Music Monday table to add a couple of songs to your playlist! Questions? Contact the Mosaic Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month Trivia
Thursday, February 18 | 7 p.m. | Location: Zoom
Trivia night is an opportunity to learn or show off your knowledge of Black History, including sports, pop culture, and more! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 scorers at the end of the trivia. Zoom link: su.zoom.us/j/93821814998. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Anti Racism and Racial Justice Workshop
Friday, February 19th | 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Location: Zoom
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Shenandoah. Participants should sign up ahead of time using the Anti Racism and Racial Justice Student Training Registration Form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responding to Bias and Offensive Comments Workshop
Monday, February 22 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Location: Zoom
This workshop offers an array of effective strategies to address bias and offensive comments in the moment and helps students to better understand SU guidelines and resources for reporting bias. Contact email@example.com to sign up and receive the Zoom link.
Black Mental Health Workshop | When You’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
Date TBD | Location: Zoom
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate via Zoom. Led by Dr. Rheeda Walker, clinical psychologist, professor, and author, this workshop will help participants understand the toll of racism and discrimination on mental health and gain tools for building resilience and health.
SU Cooks Soul Food!
Date TBD | Location: Zoom
Black History Month SU Learning Resources
Black History in Sports
February 1 – 28
Follow Shenandoah University’s Racial Equity and Diversity (RED) Team @suhornetred on Instagram for daily posts highlighting Black athletes both well known and not. Contact Maiya Pencile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black visionaries in U.S. history
Visit the Woke Wall in the Mosaic Center (BSC 120) to learn about Black visionaries in U.S. history. Fill out a quick quiz and be entered to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. A winner will be drawn at the end of the month. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Other way to Celebrate Black History Month
For more resources in these categories and more visit su.edu/racialjustice.
Resources above have been submitted by members of the SU community. Please use your judgement when choosing resources best suited to your needs.
Black Film Marathon
- If Beale Street Could Talk – Hulu
- Just Mercy – Available to rent
- Akeelah and the Bee – Available to rent
- Black Panther – Disney+, Hulu
- Hidden Figures – Disney+, Hulu
Read Books By a Black Author
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- We Want Our Bodies Back by Jessica Care Moore
Support Black/POC-Owned Businesses
- Island Delights Caribbean Restaurant, Winchester, VA
- Skrimp Shack, Winchester, VA
- Lashes by Meeks
- Gemz Clothing
More Ways to Celebrate
- “Visit” a Black History or Civil Rights Museum in your area
- Cook a soul food meal
- Donate to a Black organization
- And many more! Visit NAACP for more ways to celebrate Black History Month.
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