Black History Month

Student Involvement through Unity

African Student Programs presents Black History Month

February 2017

Attend these events and join us in celebration as we reflect on our past and build towards a bright future. Download Choose an event. Add it to your mobile device.

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Feb. 1 #BlackLivesMatter: A Talk with Co-Founders Alicia Garza & Patrisse Cullors

#BlackLivesMatter: A Talk with Co-Founders Alicia Garza & Patrisse Cullors
February 1,
2017, 7pm
@ HUB 302

Feb. 1 Black History Month Nooner

Black History Month Nooner
Bell Tower
Join us as we kickoff Black History Month with music, dance and cultural performances.

Feb.2 Dreamscape

7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
University Theatre

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.

Feb.11 Riverside’s Black History Parade & Expo

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



Feb. 11 14th Annual UCR Nigerian Student Association Culture Show

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.)


Feb. 13 Black Alumni Speaker Series: Dr. Michael Nduati

Black Alumni Speaker Series: Dr. Michael Nduati
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

Writer’s Week
Various times
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


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.


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