Black History Month
"Celebrating the african diaspora"
Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare
Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs
Department of Africana Studies
Stony Brook University
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Stony Brook Union Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Also featuring student performances and award presentations. A light lunch will be
Learn more here.
In February 2023, Stony Brook University will honor the culture and historical contributions
of the Pan-African community, through educational and cultural activities reflecting
the theme: Sankofa! Celebrating the African Diaspora.
Throughout February, University offices, departments, and student clubs and organizations will host a variety of activities to celebrate and honor African American/ Black heritage. The Black History Month tradition is designed to increase awareness about the historical legacy of the African American/Black experience in the struggle for equality, inclusion, social change, and social justice.
We invite you to participate in the many programs that will be held, including the Black History Month Open Mic/Spoken Word Contest on February 16 and the Black History Month Closing Program on February 27.
Feel free to visit this website often for up to date program information. Black History Month is coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Africana Studies, and the Black History Month Committee. For more information, call us at (631) 632-9912.
IS YOUR GROUP PLANNING AN EVENT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
Click here or the calendar below to send us your program information for the
2023 Black History Month Calendar.
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the Black History Month Planning Committee. Starting January 25th, meetings will be held every Wednesday when classes are in session, from 1:00pm - 2:20pm in the
UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 113).
Come join us!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
OPEN MIC/SPOKEN WORD CONTEST
FEBRUARY 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stony Brook Union Ballroom
An evening of thought-provoking oral poetic performances on this year's theme:
Sankofa! Celebrating the African Diaspora.
Guest performers. Refreshments served.
RSVP on SB Engaged here.
Learn more here.