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Celebrating Black History Month on Campus

Celebrating Black History Month on Campus

Posted: February 10, 2017

Buffalo State is heralding Black History Month with a slate of music, film, poetry, and talks that are free and open to the public.

Events kicked off on February 2 when Michaela Angela Davis, writer, editorial director, activist, and regular CNN contributor, delivered the keynote address for the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

“The program brought people together including students, faculty, staff, and the Buffalo community," said Jason Parker, diversity program coordinator in the Equity and Campus Diversity Office. "Ms. Davis's engaging discussion laid the foundation for conversations that will be happening beyond Black History Month.”

Other Black History Month events on campus:

  • “History, Propaganda, and Protest: In Search of the Century Black Freedom Struggle,” a talk by Steve Peraza, assistant professor of history and social studies education, on Tuesday, February 14, at 12:15 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center East. This is part of the ongoing Diversity Dialogue Speakers Series.
  • The Equity and Campus Diversity Music Series, featuring soul band Preach Freedom and Connect, on Thursday, February 16, from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Campbell Student Union.
  • Creating Spoken Word Workshop, featuring alumnus, educator, writer, and poet, Oliver Colbert, '14, on Thursday, February 23, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Technology Building 160.
  • Open Mic Night with Colbert, Thursday, February 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center North.
  • “Literacy and the Societal Pressures,” a talk facilitated by graduate assistant Monet Lewis along with the Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara organization, on Tuesday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. in Campbell Student Union Social Hall. This also is part of the Diversity Dialogue Speakers Series.


For more information, contact the Equity and Campus Diversity Office at (716) 878-6210.

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