Black History Month, which runs from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1, is an annual observance recognizing the achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. history. Chapman University events during Black History Month aim to create intentional community spaces for students, faculty and staff to be their authentic selves.
Brothers Real Talk
12 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 1 and 15, Cross Cultural Center
Orange County Black History Parade
9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, 205 W. Center St. Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805
Members of the Chapman University community will walk in the Orange County Black History Parade. Chapman University gear is required. Chapman Family members who would like to participate and represent Chapman can email Misty Levingston, director of Black excellence and achievement at email@example.com.
Black Student Union Meetings
10 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Beckman Hall 101
A Black Herstory Discussion
12 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 7 and 21, Cross Cultural Center
Wilkinson College’s Africana Studies program will partner with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chapman’s Sisters Circle to host this discussion on the critical contributions made toward feminist movements by Black women. RSVP to Angelica Allen, director of Africana Studies or Misty Levingston, director for Black excellence and achievement, for an opportunity to obtain a free copy of Mikki Kendall’s book “Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot,” ahead of the discussion dates.
Diversity in the Virtual World with Kevin Clark
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, via Zoom (link pending)
Black Family Dinner
6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, Argyros Forum – 209A
Chapman students, families, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Black Family Dinner. This event is an opportunity to reconnect with the Black community during the spring semester. The event is free for all attendees. Contact Misty Levingston at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Open Mic Night
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, Cross Cultural Center
“ALL IN” Student Film Screening
7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, Digital Media Arts Center
Black Excellence and Black Staff and Faculty Forum Mardi Gras Chappy Hour
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21
Black History Month is Every Month – Collective Community Unity Event
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Attallah Piazza
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Cross Cultural Mural Center
A Toast to Artistry, a “paint and sip” company specializing in paint parties, will walk students through a Black History Month inspired painting that they will create. Sign up information will be available soon.
Friday Yard Show
2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, Housing and Residential Life Pool Area
The Divine Nine Historically Black Greek fraternities and sororities will stroll while providing their organizations’ founding histories.