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Celebrate and Honor Black History Month

Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, & Belonging join in honoring, celebrating, and bringing awareness to our Black and African American community. We recognize the incredible impact and influence on our history and country while also celebrating the culture, families, love, and service of all Black and African American folks. 

Per the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the 2023 theme for Black History Month is "Black Resistance". 

For more information about ASALH and the 2023 Black History Month theme, click here

Officially and nationally recognized as of 1976, Black History Month honors these great contributions while acknowledging all that has happened both past and present to the Black and African American community. The lives, culture, joy, and impact of Black history can be seen within all of our spaces and this celebration is not confined to only February but in special tribute. 

Throughout the month of February, join in our UMBC community in celebrating with events and programs. 

Buymaye Dance Workshop

February 2nd, 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Retrievers Activity Center Room 130

Sponsored by: the African Students Association 

Black Excellence Gala 

February 11th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm | The Commons Skylight 

Sponsored by: the Africana Council, Association of Black Artists, African Students Association, Black Student Union, Black Men's Society, Caribbean Students Association, National Society of Black Engineers, and The Lambda Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta National Sorority, Inc. 

Continue to check back for updates on programs and events. 

To further connect with our Black and Africana student organizations please check out https://my.umbc.edu/

Posted: February 1, 2023, 3:28 PM