NAU celebrates Black History Month with speakers, cultural events

Black History Month graphic

Jan. 30, 2019

Northern Arizona University and the Office of Inclusion are celebrating Black History month with a variety of events held on campus throughout February, providing an opportunity to celebrate and learn about diverse traditions and culture, reflect on key contributions African-Americans have made to our society and recognize the struggles of past and present.

Kicking things off, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kevin Willmott will join students for a showing of “BlacKkKlansman,” a film he co-wrote, followed by a short lecture and Q&A session on Feb. 1. Other activities include Black History Month movies and discussions, themed Hot Spot lunches and a Civil Rights Spoken Word and Art Slam. The month ends with a lunch featuring author, instructor and sociologist Cameron Khalfani Herman as a guest speaker. Herman studies urban sociology and community development at Michigan State University.

Also happening this month is the grand opening of the new Multicultural and LGBTQIA Office of Inclusion in the Kaibab Room in the University Union. President Rita Cheng will unveil the project at a Community Open House at 11:30 a.m. Feb.21.

Full schedule of events

Feb. 1: 6-10 p.m. An evening with Kevin Willmott, Prochnow Auditorium

Feb. 4: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fiesta de la , IMQ Office

Feb. 5: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Chinese New Year, IMQ Office and the University Hot Spot

Feb. 8: 4-7 p.m.

  • Civil Rights poetry and paint, IMQ Office
  • Black History Month pop-up library, IMQ Office

Feb. 11-14: all day, Love Who You Love (Inclusive Crafts), IMQ Office

Feb. 11-15: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Black History Month Hot Spot lunch, Hot Spot/DuB

Feb. 18-22: Ally Week

Feb. 22: all day, Pose Watch Party, IMQ Office, Q-Unity Center

Feb. 26: 4-6 p.m. Black History Month Family Feud, IMQ Office

Feb. 28: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Cameron Khalfani Herman, IMQ Office

For more information on Black History Month activities, visit the Center for University Access and Inclusion events webpage.

Cheyenne Jarrette