Black Student Services Presents Black History Month Events

February 1, 2022

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements by African Americans and recognize their powerful role in U.S. history. CU Denver’s Black Student Services has created a series of month-long events that are both educational and personal. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to bring their own experiences to the conversations. 

“Black History Month is important not only for other races, but for Black people as well. Many Black people don’t have the luxury to learn about their own culture in schools or within society,” said Black Student Services Director Precious Palmer. “During this time, we get to honor our ancestry and cultural roots, and explore our own identity. Also, we get to share the love of our culture with others around us.”

Black Folks EverywhereInformal Reflections from Dr. Rachel Harding about the African Diaspora 

Rachel Harding, associate professor in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ethnic Studies Program, has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Latin America, and West Africa, researching the Afro-Atlantic diaspora. Harding will share autobiographical reflections and thoughts about connections among people of African descent from around the world. Come with your questions, your ideas, and your own experiences to share. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m.

Where: Hybrid 

In-person: Student Commons 2600 

Zoom Meeting ID: 928-8344-7226

Melanated and Abroad

Black Student Services and the Office of Global Education are hosting a panel to discuss opportunities for students to study abroad while exploring their self-identity and career. They will also discuss the experiences of traveling abroad as a Black student. 

When: Monday, Feb. 7, 5 p.m. 

Where: Virtual 

Zoom Meeting ID: 981-8447-8274

Kick Back

Join Black Student Services, Black Student Alliance, African Student Union, Black Girl Alliance, and Metropolitan State University of Denver for a social event to meet and greet students, and to engage and get connected on the Auraria Campus. The event will include games, conversations, and snacks. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Tivoli 440/540

Understanding Patient Histories and the Legacy of Medical Mistrust

Dr. Channing Tate, assistant professor of general internal medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, shares her personal experiences with family and stories of being a healthcare researcher. She will use her personal story as a roadmap to illustrate some of the experiences of the older Black patients/participants, and will discuss how their experiences may affect their access to healthcare. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hybrid

In-person: Student Commons 2600 

Zoom Meeting ID: 918-6235-4303