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Black Heritage Month

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The mission of Black Heritage Month is to educate both the USF and Tampa Bay community on the importance of the history and significance of the Black culture. Celebrated Febraury 1st - March 1st, Black Heritage Month provides an educational atmosphere for students, staff, faculty, and alumni to celebrate and commemorate the contributions that the Black community has made to society. 

2021 CAMPUS-WIDE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

We will be accepting event submissions from USF student organizations, departments, and committees throughout the month. Click here to submit a request for your event to be added! 


Centre Gallery - Black Heritage Month Exhibition

Feb 1st - March 1st| Virtual Centre Gallery

Submit your artwork to be a featured artist for the Black Heritage Month exhibition at Centre Gallery! ⁠

As part of their dedication to reflecting the community of USF, the Centre Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to create exhibitions in celebration of commemorative observances such as Black Heritage Month, Pride Month, and Women’s History Month. The Centre Gallery would like to exemplify the USF principles of community in all of their exhibitions, and that means embodying the core values of diversity with inclusion, and dialogue with respect. Their celebration of the diversity and awareness during these commemorative observances extends beyond a single month or exhibition, and students should feel confident in displaying their work with the Centre Gallery any time of the year.⁠

Click here to view the current exhibition or submit your artwork!

Hosted by: Center for Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tampa  Campus


#USFBlackWellnessMonth

Submissions due February 8th| Instagram

Join One USF on Instagram for our first ever #USFBlackWellnessMonth! From 2/15-2/19/2021, we will be sharing stories from USF Black and African American students on how they stay well, USF statistics, and empowering tips to get involved in your own healthcare. Follow @usfspwellness and @wellnessusf for more! Interested in submitting your own video? Click on the link below to submit by the Febraury 8th deadline!

Click here to register and submit your video!

Hosted by: Wellness Center - USF St. Petersburg and Center for Student WellBeing - USF Tampa


The ABC to Black History

February 1st | 5:30pm – 7pm | Zoom

BSU is kicking off Black History Month with Neg Kreyol, Inc. and Saint Leo University's Black Student Union to show you the ABC to Black History! 👨🏿‍🏫🧠✊🏽 Join them on the 1st, invite 2 friends, as 3 orgs give you a Black history tidbit for each letter of the alphabet- it's as easy as one, two, three!

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: USF Black Student Union, Neg, Kreyol, Inc., and Saint Leo University Black Student Union


Institute on Black Life Signature Conference

February 2nd & 3rd | 9am – 5:30pm | Microsoft Teams

The conference this year will focus on the theme of understanding and addressing Blackness and Anti-Black Racism in our Local, National, and International Communities, with USF faculty and community partners discussing how systemic racism continues to impact peoples of African descent in the African Diaspora and Africa.

Click here to learn more and register!

Hosted by: Institute on Black Life, College of Arts and Sciences


Wednesdays in the O: The Racial Wealth Gap

February 3rd | 12pm – 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs to learn about the history of the racial wealth gap within the United States and why continues to be prevalent problem.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - St. Petersburg Campus


Celebrating Blackness Poetry Slam

February 3rd | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Microsoft Teams

This Black Heritage Month join USF Health students and The Well in a celebration of Blackness! Recite poetry, show your appreciation of Black culture, and what it means to you. You can choose to come up with your poem or recite one from your favorite poet! Although this event will be taking place online, be sure to have your coffee/tea and snapping fingers ready! The link to the signup sheet and Teams Meeting is attached below and you are welcome to join the day of as well! The WELL will be providing promotional items for the first 20 participants. 

Click here to sign up and attend the live event!

Hosted by: USF WELL & College of Nursing Diversity Committee


Monuments, Markers, and Memory: Recovery

February 3rd | 7pm | Zoom & Facebook Live

Part three of the four-part series, Monuments, Markers, and Memory, these events are motivated by national movements and protests associated with Black Lives Matter, and the pushback and removal of Confederate iconography, the Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium series critically explores power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials.

Learn more about the four part series and register in advance.

Hosted by: USF, New College PAL, and the Florida Public Archaeology Network


QTPOC & Coffee

February 4th | 4pm – 5pm | Microsoft Teams

QTPOC & Coffee is a series hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tampa Campus that seeks to address intersectionality through casual dialogue, particularly the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. QTPOC stands for Queer or Trans People of Color.

Click here to register!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tampa Campus


Becoming: Diversity & Inclusion Conference

February 6th | 9am – 5pm | Microsoft Teams

The purpose of this conference is to enhance the learning, understanding, and development of concepts surrounding diversity, inclusion, and social justice for the USF system and surrounding Florida colleges and universities. Our goal is to educate and motivate approximately 200 higher education future and current leaders in the surrounding counties of diversity and inclusion to take back to their respective institutions. Our society is ever changing and growing more and more diverse. The workshops provided will focus on social experiences of individuals and/or social groups and their resiliency in how they've navigated through various environments.

Click here to learn more and register!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - St. Petersburg Campus


Monuments, Markers, and Memory: Redress

February 6th | 7pm | Zoom & Facebook Live

Part four of the four-part series, Monuments, Markers, and Memory, these events are motivated by national movements and protests associated with Black Lives Matter, and the pushback and removal of Confederate iconography, the Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium series critically explores power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials.

Learn more about the four part series and register in advance.

Hosted by: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art


Enlightenment Workshop Series: Investing in Human Capital: Policies and Practices that support the recruitment, retention and sustainability of Diverse Employees

February 9th | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join us for courageous conversations designed to foster a culture of inclusive excellence at The University of South Florida. The scheduled workshops will focus on intersectional perspectives related to bias, cultural competence, and systemic racism with an emphasis on current trends facing Black communities across the African Diaspora.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Institute on Black Life, Black Employee Steering Committee and Black Faculty & Staff Association


Wednesdays in the O: Gentrification of Hip Hop and Rap Culture

February 10th | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a discussion on the gentrification of hip hop, a genre of music heavily influenced by Black culture.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - St. Petersburg Campus


Caring for the Diverse African American Community: Tips and Tricks for Providing Culturally Sensitive Care

February 10th | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

This Black Heritage Month join USF Health students and The Well in a celebration of Blackness! Our healthcare provider panel will offer tips and tricks for providing culturally sensitive care for the diverse African American community. Let's come together and address a variety of healthcare experiences and share innovative solutions.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: College of Nursing Diversity Committee & USF WELL


I'm Speaking: Convesations On Race, Gender, and Ethical Leadership

February 10th | 5pm - 6pm | Microsoft Teams

This series will move you through truth telling, inspire you with local success stories of change, and invites you to learn what can done as an ally within workplaces. Women of color are centered in the curation and representation of this series, I’m Speaking: Conversations about race, gender and ethical leadership. Inspired by the powerful Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the historic election of Kamala Harris, Vice President-elect of the United States of America, each conversation will help you move into closer allyship with the women and people of color in the community.

Click here to learn more and register!

Hosted by: Women and Leadership Initiative


Black Heritage Month Movie Nights

February 11th | 5:30pm - 7pm | Netlfix Party & Microsoft Teams

Join our Netflix Party for two movie nights! On February 11th we will be watching Hidden Figures, the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. The showings will begin at 5:30PM. You must have access to a Netflix account to join the Party. A calendar invite will be sent to all who register and the URL to join will be share day-of the event; we will use the Teams chat feature to chat throughout the event.

Click here to register!

Hosted by: USF WELL & College of Nursing


 Virtual Black Students Lead Leadership Conference

February 13th | 10am - 5pm 

The overarching goal of the Black Students Lead Conference (BSL) is to help students become stronger leaders and allies to the Black community by practicing inclusion in their organizations and campuses. The Conference empowers them to create a more accepting, equitable environment, and preparing them to work effectively in a diverse workplace. Participants will explore the history and roots of the Black community, examine where they are currently, and look to their future.

Click here to learn more and register! (*fees required to register)

Sponsored by: USF Health Shared Student Services


 Wednesdays in the O: Diaspora in the Black Experience

February 17th | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a discussion on the Black diaspora, or the voluntary and involuntary dispersion of Africans and their descendants across the world, and how that dispersion impacts an individual's experiences and identity perception.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs – St. Petersburg Campus


Obstetric Racism, Pregnancy & Premature Birth: Conversation with Author Dána-Ain Davis

February 17th | 12pm - 1pm | Zoom

Dána-Ain Davis, PhD is a Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center. Dr. Davis' work centers on reproduction, race, and technologies that assist in reproduction. Her book, Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth, was recently featured on New York Magazine's Strategist column under the "Anti-Racist Reading List." Dr. Davis is the recipient of several awards the most recent being the Brocher Foundation Residency Fellowship in Switzerland. She will join us live for a talk and discussion about her research, publications, and recommendations for health practitioners.

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Hosted by: USF Health The WELL & College of Nursing Diversity Committee


Black Heritage Month Movie Nights

February 18th | 5:30pm - 7pm | Netlfix Party & Microsoft Teams

Join our Netflix Party for two movie nights! On February 18th, we will watch Self-Made Season 1 Episode 1 which is inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Showings will begin at 5:30PM. You must have access to a Netflix account to join the Party. A calendar invite will be sent to all who register and the URL to join will be share day-of the event; we will use the Teams chat feature to chat throughout the event.

Click here to register!

Hosted by: USF WELL & College of Nursing


Black and Latinx Relations in a Time of Change: Platanos y Collard Greens

February 18th | 6:30pm - 8pm | Microsoft Teams

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, join the Latin American Student Association (LASA), Boricua Student Association, Dominican American Student Association (DASA), and Lambda Upsilon Lambda in this event to further explore and discuss the relations between Black and Latino cultures, as well as how the play Platanos Y Collard Greens portrays these cultures and relationships. Featuring David Lamb, the playwright of the smash-hit rom-com Platanos y Collard Greens, join in for a fun and enlightening, interactive introduction to some electric poetry and stirring moments from the play, as well as a Q&A session. We hope to see you there!

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Latin American Student Association (LASA), Boricua Student Association, Dominican American Student Association (DASA), Lambda Upsilon Lambda, & the Office of Mutlicultural Affairs - Tampa Campus


Celebrating Black Composers for Woodwinds in Collaboration

February 21st | 4pm - 5:30pm | YouTube Premiere

USF Woodwind Faculty perform solo works by Adolphus Hailstork, Billy Strayhorn, James Lee III, and Alice Jones for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon, with performances in settings around the Tampa Bay Area, including CAM's Marking Monuments.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: USF School of Music and the Contemporary Art Museum


Black Student Union Body Meeting

February 22nd | 5:30pm - 7pm | Zoom

Join BSU during their body meeting as their executive board presents on relevant topics to the Black USF Community. Every GBM has a different theme and topic - check out their Instagram at @usfbsu for the latest information and the meeting topic as we get closer to the 22nd!

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: USF Black Student Union


Enlightenment Workshop Series: Racism and Anti-Blackness with Dr. Hordge-Freeman and Yulander Wells

February 23rd | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Join us for courageous conversations designed to foster a culture of inclusive excellence at The University of South Florida. The scheduled workshops will focus on intersectional perspectives related to bias, cultural competence, and systemic racism with an emphasis on current trends facing Black communities across the African Diaspora.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Institute on Black Life, Black Employee Steering Committee and Black Faculty & Staff Association


 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Graduate School and the Job Search

February 23rd | 12pm - 1pm | Microsoft Teams

Imposter Syndrome affects every graduate student at some stage in their academic career. It is the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one's own efforts or skills. However, Imposter Syndrome can affect various groups of minority students in unique ways. This series will focus on the unique experience of the Black graduate community. Through this panel discussion with USF Muma College of Business students and staff, we will work on defining imposter syndrome, identifying risk factors, and developing personal strategies on how to overcome it.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: USF Muma College of Business: Graduate Studies Office


 Virtual Walk-A-Thon for Ahmaud Arbery 

February 23rd |10am | Instagram Live

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ACE, and Recreation and Wellness for a virtual walk-a-thon to honor the life of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was racially profiled and murdered while jogging in his neighborhood on February 23rd, 2020. This event will celebrate Ahmaud Arbery’s life and serve as an opportunity to come together for conversations about anti-Black racism and violence.

Click here to learn more about how to participate and to register!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs Tampa, the Office of Multicultural Affairs St. Petersburg, the ACE Program, and Recreation and Wellness


USF BFSA Annual Welcome Showcase

February 24th | 12pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the USF Black Faculty and Staff Association as we welcome new, and newly promoted Black Faculty and Staff.

Click here to join the live event!

Hosted by: Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)


Women of Color Retreat

February 27th | 9am - 3pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for the 3rd annual Women of Color Retreat!

Click here to register!

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs – St. Petersburg Campus

Black Heritage Month 

Special thanks to our 2020 Black Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Black Heritage Month 2021? Please contact Nicky Luckett for more information.

 Graduate Studies Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage Month

 


 
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