Black History Month 2024

It is our pleasure to commemorate the 54th annual Black History Month. Black History Month exists to honor, celebrate, and recognize the impact Black/African/African-American people, across the Diaspora, have had on the world. It is our goal to center Black joy through collaboration and education with a month of programming and advocacy. 

Black History Month started as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator, and scholar. In 1970 the first Black History Month was celebrated at Kent State University. Six years later, it became a month-long national observance as declared by President Gerald Ford.

We look forward to the exchange of knowledge, care, and joy this month as highlighted in our calendar of events below. For more information about how to get involved, please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement at engage@uncg.edu.

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2024 Event Details:

Event NameDATETIMELOCATIONDESCRIPTIONSPONSORING OFFICE
Black History Month Kickoff: Vibez Cafe
Feb. 1, 202411:00 – 1:00pmEUC Cone BallroomWhat’s your favorite way to kick off Black History Month? Ours is with Vibez Cafe! Join us for music, performances, snacks, and good vibes. Interested in performing? Email our GA Shay Kearns at sdkearns@uncg.eduOIE (engage@uncg.edu)
Art Exhibit “Nostalgia-An Explosive Collection of Scenes Representing the Rich Colors, Traditions, & Culture of Ghana” by artist Belinda Hodasi JonesThursday, Feb. 15-7 p.mGatewood Studio Arts Building, 527 Highland Ave., Greensboro, NC 27412There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5-7 p.m., at the Gatewood Studio Arts Building, 527 Highland Ave., Greensboro, NC 27412. The artist will be in attendance, and guests can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. 

The exhibit can be viewed from Feb. 1-Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free parking can be accessed in the parking lot at the corner of Highland Avenue and Oakland Avenue. You can view samples of Mrs. Jones’ artwork at goldcoastgallery.myportfolio.com
Department of Public Health Education, in collaboration with the UNCG Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies
Game NightFeb. 7, 20246:30-8:30pmTillman-Smart Parlor (Shaw)Friends don’t let friends miss game night! Instead, you can sit with us because, we are teaching you how to play spades! We will also have coveted games like ‘Black Card Revoked’ & ‘Lyrically Correct’ to test your music and Black pop culture skills. Don’t miss out on this night of fun.OIE
A Discussion on Black Queer Feminist Organizing and FilmmakingFeb 8. 202412:30 – 1:45pmSOEB 120A screening of Carruthers’s short film “The Funnel” followed by a discussion of activism in the current moment. “The Funnel” follows Trina (Cat Chirstmas), a young Black poet living on the SOuth Side of Chicago, as she navigates an escalating housing crisis with her mother. After falling into an intimate recollection of her family’s history, she awakes in a world with people, sounds, and possibilitites she’s never known. An encounter with a familiar spirit opens her eyes and heart to a new gift.Linda Arnold Carlisle Professorship and WGSS
Unsettled: Black Feminism and Abolition on Contested LandsFeb 8. 20243:30 – 4:30pmAlumni House (Oakley Family Reception Room)What does it mean to organize for Black liberation on contested lands within an ongoing U.S. settler colonial project? Drawing upon over twenty years of grassroots organizing, education, and scholarship, this talk will discuss the historical and conceptual stakes of Black feminist organizing in this momentLinda Arnold Carlisle Professorship and WGSS
Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, Love Edition2/13/20245:45PMEUC Auditorium@uncgherencia brings you an epic talent show! There will be wonderful performers, themed refreshments, Valentine’s card making, and a crochet sale. OIE’s Herencia Black Student VOISES Panel
Black Student VOISES Panel2/15/20241:00-2:30pmEUCPlease note, this is for Faculty and Staff Only. Registration is required. Join the UTLC and Office of Intercultural Engagement for a conversation about key UNCG student experiences in the classroom and beyond. VOISES panels provide a venue for faculty to hear the perspective of students from marginalized identity groups on campus. These moderated panels give faculty the chance to ask questions while reflecting on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion at UNCG.UTLC & OIE
Black Excellence in BusinessFeb 15. 2024
3:00 – 5:00pmBryan School of BusinessYou’re cordially invited to an inspiring event that honors the incredible achievements of Black entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators. These Bryan School Alumni and Leaders have made remarkable contributions to our community. Their stories of challenges and success will inspire. This fantastic chance to connect with fellow students, faculy and industry professionals who share a passion for entrepreneurship and business. Whether you’re already an aspiring professional or simply interested in learning from the best, this event is for you! All students and community members are welcome.Bryan School of Business
Night at the ApolloFeb 16. 20246:00 – 9:00pmEUC AuditoriumBSU & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
UNCG KIN Graduate Colloquium: How and Why Representation MattersFeb 162:00-3:15pmBryan Building 122UNCG Kinesiology Featuring Dr. Aaron Goodson, Director of Mental Health and Performance, Duke University Athletics. Free and open to the public!
Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences (CACE)Feb. 20-22, 2024UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) will host its annual Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experiences (CACE) February 20-22, 2024.


The theme for 2024 is Black Studies Matters! More information will be available here: https://aads.uncg.edu/cace/
AADS (aads@uncg.edu)
The Past, Present and Future of Black American Health: Black History Month Panel Presented by the Human Health Sciences ProgramFebruary 23, 20243:30-5:00pmBryan Building Room 128Panelists: Dr. Jeannette Wade, Human Health Sciences Program; Dr. DeAnne Brooks, Kinesiology; Prof. Christina Yongue, Public Health Education; Dr. Sharon Parker, Social Work
Refreshments to follow the panel discussion

Students, Faculty and staff are welcome to attend!
Supported by the School of Health and Human Sciences Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee
UNC Greensboro logo School of Health and Human Sciences
Sneaker Ball2/29/20246:00 – 9:00pmEUC Cone BallroomPut on your favorite sneakers on and celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop! Help us highlight Black, African American, and African designers and models in the Spartan Community! If you are a designer who is interested in showing your work, please email b_welsh@uncg.edu. If you would like to be a model, visit tinyurl.com/sbmodelcall.OIE

Calling all student chefs! We’re celebrating Black History Month with a special cookbook featuring soul food and comfort food recipes submitted by YOU! Share your favorite dish and its story for a chance to be featured in our limited-edition cookbook. We’re looking for 50 delicious creations that are perfect for residence hall kitchens. Let’s cook up some memories and celebrate the culinary traditions of our community! Submit your recipe here!

Thank you to our sponsors! Campus Activities and Programs, Activities and Campus Events, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies