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1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Black History Month

Black History Month 2019: 


The Black Movement  


Celebrate Black History Month with the Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) at STAMP and campus partners! This year's theme, "The Black Movement," centers around cultural milestones, figures, and the history of diaspora of black culture within the United States. MICA and campus partners will host workshops and panels, galleries, historical tours, performances, and celebrate diversity throughout the month of February. 


WEEK 1: January 28th- February 1st 


Thursday, Jan. 31 // 5:00 PM // Driskell Center
Explore the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media. Exhibit runs until April 27. Hosted by David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora 


WEEK 2: February 3rd- February 9th


Black Quest/Super Bowl Watch Party
Sunday, Feb. 3 // 6:00pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
Watch the Super Bowl, play a couple of games of BLACK QUEST, and more!

Black History Month Kick-Off
Monday, Feb. 4 // 5:30 pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
Celebrate the start of Black History Month 2019 with entertainment, trivia, dinner, and words from guest speaker Dr. Jason Nichols.

MICA Art Gallery Series: Black History Month  Opening Reception
Thursday, Feb. 7 // 6:30 pm // UMD Art Gallery, Art-Socy Building 
Light refreshments at the opening night of a month-long curation of inter-generational art in the Herman Maril Teaching and Research space to celebrate black artistry and movement. 

Black History &  UMD Landmark Tours
Thursdays, Feb. 7 & 28 // 12:30 PM // Friday, Feb. 15  // 1:00 pm // Thursday, Feb. 21 // 2:00 pm // Front steps of the Rossborough Inn
Explore the history of black people at Maryland and their contributions to the campus community. Tour by Dr. Kim J. Nickerson and coordinated by MICA. Reserve your spot:

ASA Charity Date Auction
Saturday, Feb. 9 // 7:00 pm // Atrium, Stamp
Raise money for a charity towards the Black community. Art pieces showcased and for sale to showcase African culture. Hosted by the African Student Association




WEEK 3: February 10th- February 16th


Monday-Friday, Feb. 11-15 Join UMD's chapter of NAACP for a week of programs about Black Culture, self-love, accountability, and more! Follow @NAACPUMCP for updates. Hosted by University of Maryland Chapter of the NAACP 

Pursuing Racial Equity in Prince George's County
Tuesday, Feb. 12 // 12:30 pm // Atrium, Stamp
A part of on an ongoing series on solutions to structural racism, featuring a presentation and panel discussion of "Prince George's County Rising: Strategies for Equitable Development and Prosperity." Hosted by The Baha'i Chair for World Peace and The Critical Race Initiative

Black Men Stand Up
Tuesday, Feb. 12 // 7:00 PM // LOCATION TBA
Interact with influential black men in our community with a panel discussion. Hosted by The Theta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Nyumburu Talent Showcase
Wednesday, Feb. 13 // 5:30 pm // North Diner
A night of the arts! Performances by Nyumburu Jazz Club, Tiffany Blossom (Soloist), spoken word artists, dance groups, and more.



WEEK 4: February 17th- February 23rd


Black Love Week
Monday-Friday, Feb. 18-22 
BLW is a week of events hosted by the Black Student Union celebrating love. Love yourself, others, your community, and more! Follow @BlackTerp for more information on the week’s events. Hosted by Black Student Union

The Melanin-Rich People's Story
Tuesday, Feb. 19 // 5:15PM // Margaret Brent Room A, STAMP  
Author and keynote speaker, Barbara Talley, alongside young communications scholar, Radiance Talley, will share their insights on melanin-rich people’s contributions to the globe, the deification of whiteness, the impact of institutionalized racism, and more. Hosted by the Baha’i Club at UMD

ARHU Dean’s Lecture Series FT. Edwidge Danticat Wednesday, Feb. 20 // 5:30PM // Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice
A reading, discussion, and Q&A on themes of storytelling, immigration, advocacy, and the challenge of finding home away from home as Caribbean Americans by award-winning novelist, Edwidge Danticat, and distinguished scholar- teacher, Merle Collins. Hosted by College of Arts and Humanities

Gearing up for Graduate School
Wednesday, Feb. 20 // Follow @UMDBGSU on Facebook For TIME & Place
An interactive panel discussion with Black Graduate students from multiple disciplines discussing their paths to and experiences in graduate school. Hosted by Black Graduate Student Union 

Black Monologues
Thursday, Feb. 21 // 7:30 PM // Hoff Theater, STAMP
Educating the broader campus community on institutional issues and experiences affecting African-descended members of the University of Maryland community through original monologues. Hosted by MICA

Black Cultural Expo
Friday, Feb. 22 // 6:00 PM // Charles Carrol Room, STAMP
An evening of performances showcasing the intersections and uniqueness of the cultures of the Black diaspora across the globe. Hosted by the African Students’ Progressive Action Committee 

Black Art Show
Friday, Feb. 22  // TIME TBD // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
Art showcase for black creatives. Hosted by the Black Student Union

WEEK 5: February 24th- February 28th


Black Girl Magic: The Unsung Heroes of the Black Community
Saturday, Feb. 26 // 6:00 pm // Location TBA
Behind every great man is an even greater women. Discover the unsung women that exemplify the black girl magic and who were social pioneers. Follow @MarylandMANE for more info. Hosted by Maintaining A Natural Essence (MANE)

Film Screening: If Beale Street Could Talk
Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 27-28 // 8:00 pm // Hoff Theatre
Doors open at 7:30 PM. Hosted by SEE and MICA

Comm•UMD•iversity Expo
Wednesday, Feb. 27 // 11:00 am // Food Court Railing, STAMP
A resource expo introducing students to UMD's diversity resources featuring student orgs, campus offices, and academic units. Hosted by MICA

The Ultimate Guide to Art Collecting
Wednesday, Feb. 27 // 6:00pm // David C. Driskell Room
Join the University of Maryland Alumni Association at the David Driskell Center for an evening of spirited networking, appetizing refreshments, and an informative panel discussion. Register here

Black History Month Closing Ceremony
Wednesday, Feb. 27 // 5:30pm // Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center
Celebrate and reflect the month-long observance of the African Diaspora, featuring student speakers, entertainment, dinner, and a performance by The Maryland Gospel Choir.