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
- Don’t Box Me in
Monday, February 21
- 12 pieces from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 24 Negro Melodies, Op. 59 recital
Friday, February 25