Black History Month

Black History Month 2022 

See details below for campus-wide Black History Month programming:


  • Wednesday, February 2nd: My Brother’s Keeper Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the MLK Center 


  • Friday, February 4th: King Cinema Screening of King Richard at 8 p.m. in the MLK Center
    • Description: Join us for a screening of the 2021 film highlighting the life of Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams. This event is co-sponsored by the Office for Student Organizations and Activities. 


  • Tuesday, February 8th: Tapas & Topics at Noon in the MLK Center
    • Description: The focus of this discussion will focus on breaking down the Black Diaspora. This event is co-sponsored by the African Student Association. 


  • Wednesday, February 9th: The Loyola Project Documentary Screening at 1 p.m. in the MLK Center
    • Description: The Loyola Project focuses on the 1963 National Championship Loyola Ramblers who changed the game of college basketball during the height of the civil rights movement and overcame numerous racial issues on the road to becoming champions on the court and in the community. Watch the trailer here     


  • Wednesday, February 9th: An Evening of Networking at 6 p.m. in the Gallery at the Cornerstone 
    • Description: This event, designed for undergraduate and graduate women of color, is hosted as a part of the monthly Sister Circle Experience. Join us as we connect with each other hear from current graduate student leaders and community members about the work that they do on campus and in the community. 


  • Thursday, February 10th: Men of Color Symposium (Virtual)  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
    • Description: The forum is a full-day conference experience designed to create a space of belonging, growth, and community for students, faculty, staff, and community members who identify as men of color through insightfully themed workshops, networking, and a keynote address. This year's theme is “There’s Levels to This: Holistically Understanding Self.” The theme is rooted in a commitment to embrace, acknowledge and support the holistic needs of men of color throughout the K-12 and college experience.


  • Thursday, February 17th: Black History Month Cultural Showcase Fashion Show at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Grand Ballroom 
    • Description: The showcase is designed to highlight the global intersections of fashion and culture through various art, forms-including fashion, dance, and music.  This event is co-sponsored by the UK chapter of the NAACP , The Fashion Crew, and the National Association of Black Journalists.


  • Tuesday, February 22nd: The Masked Singer: Karaoke at 6:30 p.m. in Student Center Cats Den 
    • Description: The Masked Singer returns. Join us for a night that is sure to be filled with fun at every turn. Grab the mic and serenade the crowd with your favorite song or simply come to relax and enjoy some good karaoke music. This event is co-sponsored by Underground Perspective.


  • Wednesday, February 23rd: Step Aerobics at 6:30pm in Holmes Hall Dance Studio
    • Description: Mental & physical health are vital to our daily success. This event features a local fitness instructor who will lead us in a step aerobics class that is sure to make you sweat. We’ll also have a collective conversation on the importance of maintaining your physical and preserving your mental health. This event is co-sponsored by the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Hues in Medicine, and Collegiate Curls. 


  • Thursday, February 24th- Friday, February 25th: 5th Annual Sister Circle Forum (Virtual) starting at 8:30 a.m. 
    • Description: The Sister Circle Forum is a two-day forum with a networking event on the evening of Feb. 24 for young and experienced professional Women of Color. Through interactive workshops, presentations, activities, and dynamic keynote addresses, conference attendees will engage in critical conversations surrounding professional development, education, and career planning, examine the legacy, and present the state of support between different groups of women in communities of color. 


  • Thursday, February 24th: Black History 101 Mobile Museum at 3:00 p.m in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom
    • Description: Black History 101 is an event geared towards appreciating and educating about Black culture. The event will be a mobile museum coming to campus which encompasses thousands of Black memorabilia artifacts collected over time all the way from the transatlantic slave trade to modern pop culture and music. This event will be a collaboration with the UK Student Activities Board, 


  • Thursday, February 24th- Sunday, February 27th: Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now- The Play at 7:30 pm in the Singletary Center for the Arts
    • Description: Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now has been developed by University of Kentucky Faculty Artists & Scholars and is based on and inspired by the book "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America: 1619-2019", edited by Ibram X. Kendi (author of "How To Be An Antiracist") and Keisha N. Blain (author of "Set The World On Fire"). The play tells the story of a group of UK students, enrolled in a Staging History theater course, who are creating a documentary drama about the idea of “Black Lives Matter” down through the centuries. The Department of Theatre and Dance aims to provide our audience of students, faculty, staff, and community members with a thoughtful, insightful, factually accurate, and emotionally compelling, rendering of American history that places the Black Lives Matter movement of the past 10 years in its proper context in a powerful live documentary drama.

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  • Monday, February 28th: Plated Discussion at 6 p.m. in the Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 212 
    •  Description: The monthly dialogue series returns for its first installment of the spring semester. Plated Discussions serve as an opportunity to engage in critical dialogue around current and diverse issues over a small meal. This month's discussion will focus on unsung heroes that made a very big impact on the community they were a part of. This event is co-sponsored by Underground Perspective.