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The Intercultural Student Center, along with our black student organizations decided to collaborate on a calendar of events for the WKU campus community. Our goal is to make Black History Month, more than just a month! In the past, we have hosted events during Black History and a calendar, but never to this magnitude. A series of social, mental health, and academic programming dedicated to the black community will help to enhance this goal. Several of our African-American students have expressed that the WKU campus climate is not what they wish that it was. This will be a good first step to a community that supports all of our students. All of our organizations have collaborated on at least 20 events during a 6-week span. Several of our events will bring in people from not only the local community, but also the national community. President Caiboni reflects on the importance of campus and community collaboration, this Black History month will give us the chance to do so. We are committed to highlighting that Our Black Is.. powerful, unique, strong, timeless, and connected!

 

 

Lamario Moore

February 1, 2022

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM

Harbaugh Club at Smiths Stadium 

Keynote Speaker – Tamera Lott 

 

Black History Month Opening Ceremony presented by Black Student Alliance will be a dinner with a speaker also featuring student organizations like Blaq Art Nouveau and Amazing Tones of Joy. This is open to the public, but capacity is limited. Those interested should contact WKU ISEC at 270-745-5066.

 

Sponsored by the Black History Month Planning Committee and the Black Student Alliance 

February 3, 2022 

For the Culture: Union Takeover

11 AM-3 PM 

DSU 1st floor 

 

The Hill gets a dose of culture! Join our student organizations as they take over the Union through music, dance, and fellowship! Students will connect with students from multiple grounds and learn about opportunities available to them. 

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and KAOIS Dance Team

February 4, 2022 

Meet the NAACP 

6:00 PM

Nite Class

Come out to meet the members of the NAACP! Learn more about the organization and its members!

 

Sponsored by the WKU-NAACP

February 7, 2022 

What in the Health: Black Health Day

11 am- 3 pm

DSU 2nd floor 

 

This health event will be an informational fair with health professionals from WKU and in the local community available to talk about nutrition, dental care, mental health counseling, and physical fitness. Students can expect to engage in a variety of activities.

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, WKU Counseling Center, and Campus Recreation & Wellness

 

 

 

 


 

 

Black in Latin America
February 8, 2022

February 8, 2022 

Black in Latin America

6:00 pm

GRH 1074

 

“Black in Latin America is a four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America. Renown Harvard scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes us on a journey through several countries and explores their rich culture. Join us for a viewing of part followed with an intriguing discussion by Dr. Andrew Rosa. 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and the Department of History

Grocery Bingo
February 9, 2022

February 9, 2022

Black History Month Grocery Bingo

6:00 pm 

DSU Night Class

 

Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletry items, and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo. 

 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness 

Art Walk
February 10, 2022

February 10, 2022 

Art Walk

Throughout the Day

ISEC (DSU 2041)

 

Visit the Intercultural Student Engagement to view artwork by WKU students. 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and the Department of Art

 

 

Black love is
"Black Love Is" Day Party
February 14, 2022 

February 14, 2022

“Black Love Is” Day Party 

12 pm-3pm

DSU 2041

 

Ratifying. Secure. Timeless. What is black love to you? Join ISEC as we celebrate Valentine's Day with a dessert bar and a chance for students to express what black love is.

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and the ISEC Living Learning Community

Barbershop Talk
You Good, Bro? Barbershop Talk
February 15, 2022

February 15, 2022

You Good, Bro? Barbershop Talk 

6:00 pm

DSU Night Class

 

African American men ages 18-24 currently have the highest suicide rate among African Americans of all ages. Barbershop talk is a space for minority males to voice their opinions, experiences, and concerns. Free shape ups and refreshments will be provided to students. 

Sponsored by the Why Knot Us Black Male Initiative and members of the Divine 9

 

 


 

 

Health and Wellness Fair

February 16, 2022 

Never Really Sometimes Always 

5:00 pm

Grise 235

The film is Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Hitman, 2020). It will be Presented by Dr. Kelsey Truxal & the students of PS 374 (Women and Politics).

 

Sponsored by the Department of English, Political Science, and the Gender Image Series

February 16, 2022 

Wear your Crown 

6:00 pm 

DSU Night Class

 

A twist on sip and paint! Join the Blaq Art Noveau to decorate crowns and towns! We always carry our crowns in spirit but now you will be able to wear them physically! Refreshments will be provided. 

 

Sponsored by the Blaq Art Noveau

February 17, 2022

Introductory Session for the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Healing Circle 

3:00 pm

Zoom 

 

This is an introductory session for students of color, who are curious about the "BIPOC Healing Circle" offered at the Counseling Center, to find out what happens in the group, how they feel to be part of it, and decide if they want to attend 4 more sessions to be scheduled this semester for ongoing support and continued self-reflections and dialogues. For more information, please email Dr. Masami Matsuyuki (masami.matsuyuki@wku.edu).

 

Sponsored by the Counseling Center

February 18, 2022 

Game Night w/ NAACP 

6:00 pm 

DSU

 

A fun game night for students to come out and test their Black History knowledge and get to know WKU's NAACP chapter!

 

Sponsored by the WKU-NAACP

 

 

 


 

 

Jason Boyd

February 21, 2022 

Black Male Networking Luncheon w/ Jab White

12:00 pm - DSU 3020

Black History Month Keynote Address w/ Jab White 

6:00 pm - DSU Auditorium

Jab White is a creative producer, author, and owner of Creative Motivations, LLC. Raised in Harlem's Manhattanville Projects, until old enough to appreciate the differences in right and wrong. Boyd's bi-racial background is credited for his increased sense of pride, self-respect, self-esteem, and self-appreciation; all are key to one’s personal growth and development. During the luncheon, he will share his story and how he survived. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to RSVP, contact Lamario Moore at Lamario.moore@wku.edu.

 

Raised in Harlem's Manhattanville Projects, until old enough to appreciate the differences in right and wrong. Boyd's bi-racial background is credited for his increased sense of pride, self-respect, self-esteem, and self-appreciation; all are key to one’s personal growth and development. Boyd survived several years of incarceration to walk the stage with an associate degree in Business Administration (SKYCTC), followed by his Bachelor's in Communication (University of Louisville). His keynote will address his newest documentary work, “We Matter”.

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center

 

 


 

 

 

Sneaky Links
February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022 

Sneaky Links 

7:00 pm

DSU 3005

 

Hook up culture? Sneaky links? You up texts? Join the Black Student Alliance for a candid discussion on relationships. 

 

Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance

Get Educated
February 24, 2022

February 24, 2022 

Get Educated! Understanding Current and Proposed Reproductive Rights Policy and its Impact on Kentuckians 

5:00 pm

Zoom

 

A moderated zoom panel discussion with Representative Ms. Attica Scott, District 41 Jefferson Louisville, and Ms. Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald Leader and Kentucky.com, Health and Social Services reporter. Topics will focus on reviewing current laws on reproductive rights, Supreme Court rulings, and proposed laws for KY. Please RSVP at English.office@wku.edu.    

 

Sponsored by the Political Science Department, English Department, Gail B. Martin Lecture Series, and a Catherine C. Ward Visiting Professorship Event

The Black Experience
February 24, 2022

February 24, 2022 

The Black Experience: A Celebration of Perseverance

7:00 pm

 

DSU Auditorium 

The Black Experience will take you through the timeline of Black Americans ad expose the generational plight of Black people in America. There will be spoken word, poets, singers, speakers, dancers, actors, and more! 

 

Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the WKU Forensics Team

 

 

 

February 26, 2022

Breaking Down Barriers: Multicultural Retreat 

11:00 am

Augenstein Alumni Center

 

Join the Department of Student Activities for this dynamic retreat that focuses on bringing students from difference backgrounds across campus to get to know one another and break down barriers! There will be cultural activities, team building, free meals, and a t shirt! Free to all WKU students. Register here

 

Sponsored by the Department of Student Activities 

February 26, 2022

Kicks and Culture: A tribute to Virgil Abloh Sneaker Gala 

7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Knicely Center

 

Grab your sneakers and join us for the inaugural sneaker gala! The night will be fun of entertainment, food, mocktails, and much more! Come out to celebrate the culture as we pay homage to late fashion designer and sneaker head, Virgil Abloh. Formal attire mandatory. Tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2022. 

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center and the Campus Activities Board

 


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