As campuses celebrate Black History Month, the programmatic offerings are vast and varied. For instance, at the College of Charleston (SC) they’re sponsoring Cuts and Conversations with free haircuts, a DJ and the barbershop vibe that can help men communicate about topics relevant to them. The “Showing Up for Our Sisters” Women’s Basketball Game, Untold Stories Campus Guided Walking Tour, a speakers series, the Black Student Union Fashion Show and more are also offered.
At the University of Chicago they’re hosting a panel discussion on sports, race and labor; a celebration of Black art, cuisine and culture; a symposium on mental health and wellness; a quilting workshop with reflections on the relevance of quilting and creative arts to African American spiritual life, film screenings and much more.
At Western Washington University, this year’s theme is “Back to B.L.A.C.K. A Legacy of Art” to honor the creativity and beauty that members of the Black Community have contributed to the world. Programs include a Professional Staff Mentor Circle, a “Black is Art” photoshoot, a Lit 4 Health workshop with a nurse practitioner, a Queering Research Black Voices Panel and many others.