University of St. Thomas to Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Student Diversity and Inclusion Services as we host a series of events during February.

The month kicks off with a performance of “A Deeper Look,” co-sponsored by STAR and SDIS, by CLIMB Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. “A Deeper Look” encourages accepting differences in each other and ourselves.

At 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Dance, lower level of Anderson Student Center, we welcome DJ Enferno to our biannual event “The Gathering.” Join us to celebrate the new semester by reconnecting with friends and letting loose on the dance floor.

SDIS will host a Culture Stew dialogue around Black History Month led by Dr. Todd Lawrence at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb 10, in the Hearth Room, third floor of Anderson Student Center.

A special menu will be available at T’s in Anderson Student Center for the week of Feb. 17-21 to celebrate Black History Month. Special lunch items created in collaboration with the chef will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The main education program during the week of Feb. 17 will be a lecture by Mahmoud El-Kati, professor emeritus of history at Macalester College. Food will be provided as El-Kati discusses the “Meaning and Purpose of Black History Month” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Scooter’s, located on the first floor of Anderson Student Center. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of celebrating this month. We hope to see you there.

In the final week of celebrating, a special menu will be featured between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 24-28 in The View, Anderson Student Center.

We hope you will share and participate in these events this month. It is a great way to meet new students, faculty and staff, and to become familiar with the staff in SDIS.

For more information visit the SDIS events website.