Black History Month

Join us in Celebrating Black History Month 2020

Check out the upcoming events on campus that celebrate the contributions of African Americans:

  • Celebrating Blackness | February 10 | 1 - 4:00 p.m. | Tivoli Turnhalle
    • Kick-off Black History month with food, fun, activities, and giveaways. 
  • Keeping the Hope in Student Activism | February 12 | 11 a.m. - Noon | Tivoli Turnhalle
    • DeRay Mckesson will be leading a conversation focused on equity, community organizing and student activism. DeRay is an educator, acclaimed civil rights activist, podcaster, and author of the memoir "On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope". He is the co-founder of Campaign Zero and host of the award-winning podcast "Pod Save the People".
  • Five Points: Harlem of the West | February 12 | 1 - 4 p.m. | Confluence Building, Assembly Room
    • Five Points: Harlem of the West is a conversation led by Terry Gentry and Terry Nelson. Both Ms. Gentry and Ms. Nelson love telling stories about the rich African-American history of Denver's Five Points neighborhood. 
  • Lunch & Learn | February 17 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tivoli Multicultural Center
    • Join us for a lunch discussion with black professionals within our community. Engage with successful dentist Dr. Falona Glen, the trail-blazing professor Fernando Branch, and the inspirational leader of the National Society of Black Engineers Natasha Herring.
  • Black Girl Magic Yoga & Workshop | February 19 | 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Confluence Building, Assembly Room
    • Yoga session | 11 a.m. - Noon
    • Racial Battle Fatigue workshop | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    • Instructor and educator Jalisa Williams, LCSW will guide a yoga session and then present a workshop on racial battle fatigue. The workshop will connect students of color in predominately white institutions and teach them how to take care of themselves in higher education settings.
  • Black World Conference | February 19 & 20 | 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | St. Catejan's
    • Hosted by MSU Denver's Department of Africana Studies, the Black World Conference is the department's signature Black History Month event. In honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, the 2020 Black World Conference recognizes African American Women in their struggle for a voice, hence this year's theme: "African American Women in the Race for the Vote". This event is free and open to the public.
  • Bridge Speaker | February 27 | Noon - 2 p.m. | Tivoli Turnhalle
    • The Bridge Speaker is an annual event and tradition dedicated to merging Black History Month and Women's History Month, featuring an African-American woman and scholar. The Bridge event is combined with the Rachel B. Noel Visiting Professorship, which is in its 39th year. The  Bridge Speaker will be Joy Ann Reid, an American cable television host and a political analyst for MSNBC.