GVSU to celebrate Black History Month with multiple events, presentations throughout February

Grand Valley’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host events throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. 

The events include an array of speakers and educational conversations that are free and open to the public. People who are interested in attending any events should register here

The first event will be held virtually on Thursday, February 3, from 6-7 p.m. "Changing the Narrative of Black Men in Higher Education," will include a panel discussion on the experiences of Black men enrolled in college with particular focus on representation, support and retention.

One in-person event, "Talk Back Tuesday: The Invisibility of Black Women," will be held in collaboration with the Center for Women and Gender Equity. This presentation will highlight the disparities among missing Black women. It will take place on Tuesday, February 8, from noon-1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, room 1201.

Other events being held during this month-long celebration include:

  • Conversations of Color

Wednesday, February 16

Noon-1 p.m. 

Held virtually

  • Don’t Box Me in

Monday, February 21

7-8 p.m. 

Held virtually

  • 12 pieces from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 24 Negro Melodies, Op. 59 recital

Friday, February 25

7:30 p.m. 


For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or via email at [email protected].

Image of Kirkhof Center in the winter.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts


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