Contains the text "Black History Month 2022, Ubuntu: I Am Because You Are, Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Bell Hooks, author, professor, feminist, and social activist

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is celebrated each February in the United States.

Because of the timing of the birthdays of two very important individuals in the fight to end slavery, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  Black History Week was originally slated for the second week in February in 1926.  In 1976, it was expanded to encompass the entire month of February to recognize the significant achievements made by the African-American community in all aspects of American society.

Upcoming events

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Youth Iowa Activist Panel

Monday, January 31, 2022 5:00pm
Connect with youth and students from across the state to learn how students have organized for justice in Des Moines, Iowa City & Ames. 
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Yoga as a Black Care Practice

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Join Black Yogis as they walk us through caring for ourselves, our bodies and our minds.
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Black Student Support Group

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:00pm
The Black Student Support Group will serve as a space for Black identifying students of all gender identities to respectfully listen to each other, share thoughts, feelings, provide validation, and offer encouragement to fellow Black students at the University of Iowa. The group is open for Black students to discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 within the Black community and serve as a space for Black students to process the violence, police brutality, and racism experienced during...
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On the Grounds Documentary

Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:30pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
More info on this event coming soon.
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2022 Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business present our 6th annual signature event -- the Black in Business Series Networking Dinner!  Come engage with  invited professionals, UI faculty, and students interested in business, entrepreneurship, the arts, education, engineering and non-profit work who are looking to connect with leaders in those fields. Open to all majors. The Networking Dinner was created to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting...

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