Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration is the celebration of the history, culture, traditions and contributions of African Americans. The celebration is recognized every February.

The Resilience of Black Americans: The Need for Racial Equity and Justice Within the Black Community

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Virtually via Zoom


An understanding of the racial divide in America and the resilience of Blacks.  Special attention given to strategies that we can all employ to create a more equitable society.

Black Voices: Better or Worse Understanding the Experiences of Black Students at GVSU

Friday, February 5, 2021

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Held virtually via Zoom


A discussion on the Impact of Prejudice within the classroom for Black students at GVSU.

Talk Back Tuesday

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



The Impact of Black Women on our Current Political Climate.

Black Masculinity: Stereotypes, Perceived Masculinities and Gender Non-Conformity

Thursday, February 11,  2021

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Virtually via Zoom


Discussion on stereotypes, perceived masculinities and gender non-conformity.

Conversations of Color: The Black LGBT+ Community

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM



Discussion on being Black and a part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Virtually via Zoom


A panel of five graduate students, will express their exhaustion of having to show up professionally and achieve academically at GVSU as the Black community is repeatedly assaulted at a staggering rate. This panel will provide attendees with insight on what it means to be Black at a predominantly White institution during the COVID-19 pandemic, a polarized election, and the ever-prevalent accounts of police brutality.

Events are free and open to the public. For information on parking or for individuals requiring special accommodations, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177. You may also visit our website at or email us at

Previous Events

Black History Month Contact

Juanita Davis
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Phone: (616) 331-2177