Celebrate and honor Black History Month with a variety of events at the U

Celebrate and honor Black History Month with a variety of events at the U

By Life@TheU

Celebrate and honor Black History Month with a variety of events at the U

By Life@TheU
Throughout the month of February, the University of Miami community will unite to honor and celebrate Black History Month.

With events happening across all three campuses for faculty, staff, and students, the University community is invited to attend a variety of programming to honor and celebrate Black History Month. 

The Office of Workplace Equity and Performance
Through the University’s Office of Human Resources, faculty and staff are invited to join leaders from the University of Miami and South Florida for a panel conversationmoderated by Dr. Laura Kohn-Wood, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, surrounding personal and professional leadershipon Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Watsco Center. For additional information contact wep@miami.edu, registration details to follow.  Later that evening, the Employee Resource Group (ERG), Ubuntu, invites its University colleagues to an evening of developing an appreciation for diversity through a cooking demonstration and tasting of ethnic foods. Registration is required and attendance is limited. Register now

Pro tip: If you’re unable to make the event, there are many other opportunities to get involved with ERG’s collaborative networks of employees, who organize events around a dimension of diversity. Learn more.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the University community is invited to a unique workshop at the Lowe Art Museum that will engage your mind, stimulate your vision, and enhance your skills to support an inclusive workplace and community. Get the complete details and register to attend.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
All University faculty, staff, and students are invited to a variety of events on the medical campus to celebrate Black History Month. The programming kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Calder Memorial Library with a photovoice research presentation by Dr. Rhonda Moise, followed by more events that will explore a variety of topics. 

Other highlights throughout the month include a conversation with Dr. Heather Woolery-Llyod on skin care for multihued skin tones, a student photo display entitled “I AM because WE ARE,” a discussion with Dr. Sonjia Kenya on the history of Overtown, and a deep dive into social justice and equity in academic medicine with visiting professor Dr. Stephanie White. Most events are scheduled at noon and many include lunch or refreshments. Check the full schedule for details.

Black History Month Student Activities
On Monday, Feb. 3, The United Black Students (UBS)—a cultural student organization aimed at exposing all members of the University community to the facets of African-American culture—kicked off a month of programming to celebrate “Black Awareness.” After hosting the opening ceremonies on Friday Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, UBS will partner with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs to host an evening with Angela Rye, CNN political commentator and an NPR political analyst, in the Shalala Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. Learn more.

At the School of Nursing at Health Studies, the Multicultural Nursing Student Association will host a Black History Month celebration on Monday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will include food, music, and an educational component.

In addition to the aforementioned events, the remainder of the month includes  roundtable conversations, movie nights, and opportunities to serve the community.  Check the full schedule for more details.

Is your organization or department hosting an event on campus in honor of Black History Month? Let us know at lifeattheu@miami.edu.