Black History Month 2022 – Student Affairs
Events are subject to change.
Black History Month is a special time when we need to raise awareness of the many contributions that black people make to society. According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), this year’s theme focuses on Black health and well-being. Baruch College hopes to draw attention to the importance of taking care of yourself, living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your mental health. Health and wellness have been the cornerstone of survival for many in the black community. Therefore, it is more important than ever to pay attention to our mind, body and spirit. In the words of the famous American writer, feminist and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde, “Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and it is an act of political warfare.”
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Black History Month Opening Ceremony
Thursday February 3 | 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
NVC 2nd Floor Lobby and Zoom
Join us for an afternoon of fun and games as we kick off Black History Month at the Baruch. You will have the opportunity to learn about black history through a series of games, stories and music.
Meet Baruch College Black Student Organizations
Monday, February 7 | 1:00 p.m.
Do you want the opportunity to meet the prestigious black student organizations on the Baruch campus? So join us on Monday February 7 to meet e-board members from various organizations that cover the African Diaspora.
Black and Latino Studies Open Day
Thursday February 10 | 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month! The theme for the College this year is health and wellness. Plan for long-term financial health. We’ll talk about money, financial planning, and get mentorship from the experts at Change Machine.org. Everyone is welcome.
Baruch Residence Life Presents: The Art of Headgear in the Black Community
Thursday February 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Learn the importance of fashion within the black community. We will draw attention to the importance of headgear and how it can transform a simple outfit into a spectacular ensemble. Take a walk down memory lane showing you how head coverings have transformed over the years in the black community.
BHM Committee Presents: An Afro Beats Workout
Friday February 18 | 11:00
Join us for a great workout by moving your hips and waist to the latest afro beats songs.
Paint & Sip: Black History Month Edition
Friday February 18 | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Join us on Friday, February 18 as we put our painting skills to the test. Learn how to paint a beautiful masterpiece with guidance from a professional painter. RSVP by February 9 to [email protected] to reserve your paint kit. Supplies are on a first come, first served basis.
I See You Sis: A Conversation About Black Girl Well-Being
Tuesday February 22 | 12:30 p.m.
Join the conversation as we discuss the steps to take to take care of our mental health in the midst of a global pandemic. We will also have a panel discussion on the importance of hair care and how black women present themselves in a social space.
Black Male Initiative presents: Boys to Men. Grow in my skin
Friday February 25 | 15:00
Join us for a discussion and community for part of a dialogue on masculinity for Black and Latino men. Hosted by Karanja Carrol, Gary Dillon, Andrew Lawton, Jael Henry, Jamel Hudson. In partnership with Black Male Initiative, Black and Latinx Studies, the Counseling Center, SEEK and the Urban Male Leadership Academy. For more information, see our blog: blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/boystomen. Please note that this is an affinity space for black and Latino men. The event will take place in person and dinner is included.
Office of Student Life, Association of African Students, Union of Black Students, National Association of Black Accountants, West Indian Culture Club, Association of Guinean Students, Association of Caribbean Students, Black Male Initiative at Baruch College, Counseling Center, Department of Black and Latinx Studies, Department of Residence Life, Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program, Urban Male Leadership Academy Scholars Program, Office of Communications
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at [email protected]