Black History Month
African Student Programs presents Black History Month
Attend these events and join us in celebration as we reflect on our past and build towards a bright future. Download go.ucr.edu/bhm. Choose an event. Add it to your mobile device.
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#BlackLivesMatter: A Talk with Co-Founders Alicia Garza & Patrisse Cullors
@ HUB 302
Feb. 1 Black History Month Nooner
Black History Month Nooner
Join us as we kickoff Black History Month with music, dance and cultural performances.
7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Dreamscape, created by UCR Professor Rickerby Hinds, uses poetry, dance and beatboxing to tell the story of Tyisha Miller, the 19-year-old who was fatally shot by Riverside Police in 1998.
Riverside’s Black History Parade & Expo
Downtown Riverside (on Main Street)
Engage with the Riverside community at this annual celebration. For the parade route, visit blackhistorycommitte.org/events.
UCR Nigerian Student Association Culture Show
7:30pm HUB 302
Immerse yourself in a dynamic Nigerian cultural presentation. Pre-sale tickets are $5 for students, and $10 for non-students. (Prices subject to change at the door.)
1-3pm HUB 260
Dr. Nduati, the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at UCR’s School of Medicine, will share his experiences as a UCR student, his academic journey, and the steps taken to get to where he is today. Hosted by African Student Programs and the UCR Black Alumni Chapter.
Feb.14-16 Writer’s Week
CHASS Interdisciplinary Screening Room (INTN 1128)
Be inspired by the written and spoken words of notable Black writers.
Feb. 14Natashia Deón
Natashia Deón (1:30pm)
Author of the critically acclaimed novel, Grace Dana Johnson (4:30pm) Award-winning author and USC professor
Feb. 15Fred Moten
Fred Moten (1pm) Author, poet and UCR professor.
Feb. 16Robin Coste Lewis
Robin Coste Lewis
Poet and author of Voyage of the Sable Venus
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (5pm) Kenyan writer of essays, novels, plays and short stories.
Feb. 183rd Annual Black Health Expo
Black Health Expo
9am-2pm HUB 3rd Floor
Come to the 3rd Annual Health Expo that addresses the health disparities in the Black community. Together we can find solutions and improve healthcare for all. Everyone welcome! Register at go.ucr.edu/bhe.
Feb. 21-24Black Queen’s Week
Black Queen’s Week
Celebrate all shades, shapes and variations of Black womanhood all week long! Join us for crown decorating, self-care days, an evening of art and poetry, and appreciation events designed to celebrate all Black queens. Learn more and see the full Black Queens Week schedule here.