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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 February 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. 

The month also is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the evolution of USF’s historic commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is among the core principles fueling USF’s success as America’s fastest-rising university.  Read this article with highlights that recognize the achievements of USF’s Black and African American community members.

2023 University CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Diversity & Inclusion Conference:  "RESILIENTLY" PUSHING FORWARD 
February 3 | 9am – 5pm | USF St. Petersburg campus, 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.

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - St. Petersburg campus, Tampa campus & Sarasota-Manatee campus


Black Heritage Month Kickoff at Bull Market

February 1| 10:00am-1:00pm| MSC Plaza
OMA is collaborating with Bull Market to showcase Black student organizations and departments that offer resources for Black students as well as highlighting events for the month.  Free swag!

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus and Bull Market


Black Wall Street

February 2| 6:00-8:00pm| MSC 4200  
Join us to hear from a professional financial representative to learn about financial planning.  

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus


SET FRIDAY- Block Party

February 3| 12:00-2:00pm| MSC Plaza
Join us for the first ever SET at USF!  Come enjoy food, music and vendors from Black owned local vendors to help celebrate Black Heritage Month!   

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus


Health, Wealth, & Loving Thyself

February 6| 5:00-7:00pm| MSC 4200 

Join us for a discussion about wellness and learn to appreciate yourself! 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural affairs, Tampa campus


The Inner Circle

February 8| 6:00-8:00pm| MSC 3300

More details to come.

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus


Melonated Melodies

February 11| 6:00-8:00pm| MSC Ballrooms

Join us for a night full of culture with music, performances, food and giveaways! 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus


QTPOC Black & Coffee:  The Intersection of Black & Queerness

February 16 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | MSC 3300
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.

Hosted by: Office of Multicultural Affairs - Tampa Campus


Enlightenment Workshop Series:   

February  | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Microsoft Teams
Panel:  

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.

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


SET 2- Revolution is Televised

February 17| 12:00-2:00pm| MSC Plaza

Join us for the 2nd SET at USF!  Come enjoy food, music and vendors from Black owned local vendors to help celebrate Black Heritage Month!   

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus


The Diaspora

February 22| 6:00-8:00pm| MSC 3707

More details to come! 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus and ASA- African Student Association


The Black Gala

February 23| 6:00-9:00pm| MSC Ballrooms 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus and the NAACP


SET 3- Caribbean Carnavale

February 24| 12:00-2:00pm| MSC Plaza

Join us for the last SET of the month at USF!  Come enjoy food, music and vendors from Black owned local vendors to help celebrate Black Heritage Month!   

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus


ULS:  An Evening with TBA to Celebrate Black History Month

February | evening | MSC Ballrooms

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement & Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus


Centre Gallery - Black Heritage Month Exhibition 

February TBA| Centre Gallery 
Join us for our Black Heritage Month exhibition where we will be showcasing art work of Black artists within our USF community. The Centre Gallery aims to curate a space where gallery attendees can learn about and appreciate different aspects of Black diaspora, history, and culture. We will have an opening reception for this event on Monday February TBA from TBA PM and the exhibition itself will last from TBA.

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement & Office of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa campus


Black Excellence Week - USF St. Petersburg campus

February TBA
Several Black student leadership organizations and student affinity groups celebrate Black excellence and a spirit of community on campus. 

Host by:  USF St. Petersburg campus

See BullsConnect for the week of programming


Black Out Week- Tampa campus

February TBA

Sponsored by the NAACP student chapter at USF, this week aims to celebrate excellence among Black students while promoting community development and coalition building.

See Bullsconnect for the week of programming


USF BFSA Annual Breakfast

February TBA | 8:00-10:00am | MSC Ballrooms
Join the USF Black Faculty and Staff Association and our university leadership at our 33rd Annual Welcome Breakfast where we welcome new, and newly promoted Black Faculty and Staff.  Everyone is welcome!

Hosted by: Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)

For questions or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Kimberly Brown at 813-974-7301.


Black Student Union Week- BSU- Tampa campus

February TBA
Theme is: Insecure:  Overcoming From Within
Several events to be hosted this week such as:

February | Location and Time TBD
Don't Touch my Culture - an open forum discussion of the impact of Black culture appropriation on the lived experiences of Black students

Movies on the Lawn:  TBA

February TBA| 8:30pm| MSC Bookstore Lawn
Join us on the MSC Bookstore Lawn for the next Movies on the Lawn event featuring the film King Richard.  Check-in and activities will begin at 8:30pm and the movie starts at 9:00pm.  Hope to see you there!

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement 


My Brother's Keeper 

February TBA| 6:00-7:00pm| Microsoft Teams

My Brother's Keeper is a safe space for men of color at the University of South Florida.  the virtual space welcomes students and professional staff members.  We engage in open dialogue about a variety of topics that effect men on color today.  If you are a man of color and looking for a safe space, please join us here.  For accommodations please contact DeWayne Anderson at oliverg@usf.edu 

Hosted by:  ONE Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Sarasota-Manatee campuses 


Afro Beats Night

February 28 | 7:00-9:00pm| MSC Amphitheater

Hosted by:  African Student Association andOffice of Multicultural Affairs- Tampa Campus 


MSC Black Heritage Month:  Performance 

February TBA| 6:00-8:00pm| MSC Amphitheater

Join us for a night of unique talent and entertainment celebrating Black greatness at USF!  The first 100 attendees will receive a delicious Black Heritage Month cookie! 

Advanced sign up is required to perform.  Find the sign up form on BullsConnect.

Hosted by: Marshall Student Center 


 

Black Heritage Month 

Special thanks to our 2020 Black Heritage Month Sponsors!
Interested in becoming a sponsor for Black Heritage Month 2022? Please contact Nicky Luckett for more information.

 Graduate Studies Gold Sponsor for Black Heritage Month

 


 
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