Black Queens Week

Black Queens Week,February 20-26, 2017

Celebrate all shades, shapes and variations of Black womanhood all week long!*

*Events for Black Queens Week are determined by a committee of students and not dictated by department ideals or values.


African Student Programs *Women’s Resource Center*LGBT Resource Center*Sisters Against Social Injustice (SASI)*Brothers Leading African Americans through Consciousness and Knowledge (BLAACK)


If you are interested in volunteering with African Student Programs, please fill out this interest form and wewill be in touch.We appreciate our volunteer support.

All weekBlack Queens Throughout History

Black Queens Throughout History
All Week
HUB Wall Display

Learn the life stories and achievements of prominent Black women through this gallery of photographs and quotes.

All weekDecorate Your Crown

Decorate Your Crown
All Week
African Student Programs (133 Costo Hall)

Stop by to choose your queen’s crown and decorate it to express what Black women mean to you.

Feb. 20Black Queen’s Self-Care Tea Party

Black Queen’s Self-Care Tea Party
Monday, February 20 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
ASP Lounge & Patio

You’re invited to a tea party and self-care day fit for queens! Treat yourself to lunch, tea and pastries while learning self-care techniques and winning raffle prizes.



Feb.21Black Queens of UCR

Black Queens of UCR
Faculty & Staff Appreciation & Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, February 21
(Nominate by February 11, RSVP by February 8)
11 a.m.-1 p.m. HUB 355

Help us honor the staff and faculty queens who enhance Black student life at UCR. Join us for a buffet lunch, an awards presentation and a flood of student appreciation on this special day. To RSVP, email by February 8. To nominate a queen, email by February 11.


Feb. 22The Art of Black Queens

The Art of Black Queens
Wednesday, February 22 6-8 p.m.
HUB 355 & 379

Come to an inspiring evening of art, poetry, spoken word and historical reenactments created and performed by Black queens.

Feb.23Love Yours: The Mental State of the Black Queen

Love Yours: The Mental State of the Black Queen
Thursday, February 23 12-1:30 p.m.
HUB 355

Discuss body image and the media’s impact on the Black female experience at this open mental health forum. Learn about emotional, physical and mental self-care. Lunch provided.

Feb.23Black Queen’s Hair Forum

Black Queen’s Hair Forum
Thursday, February 23 6-8 p.m.
HUB 355

Explore historical and current issues surrounding Black women’s hair. Exchange tips and tricks for healthy locks of love. Enjoy hair care giveaways and refreshments, too.


Feb.25Queen’s Primp & Prep Session

Queen’s Primp & Prep Session
Saturday, February 25 2-5 p.m.
Pentland Hills

P-O Lounge Primp and prep for Women’s Appreciation Night in the company of fellow queens! View hair and makeup tutorials for a variety of skin shades and hair textures while getting ready for the special night.


Feb. 25Women’s Appreciation Night

Women’s Appreciation Night
Saturday, February 25 (RSVP by February 14)
6-10 p.m. ,Alumni Visitor Center

Brothers Leading African Americans through Consciousness and Knowledge (BLAACK) will host this celebration honoring UCR’s Black queens. Enjoy dinner, entertainment and more. To RSVP, or to contribute to the event, please email by February 14.


Feb.26Church at Crossword Church

Church at Crossword Church
Sunday, February 26 9:30-11 a.m.
(The van leaves Pentland at 9 a.m.)
Crossword Christian Church 21401 Box Springs Rd Moreno Valley

Join us as we do some spiritual self-care at Crossword Christian Church. No ride? No problem! Email to reserve a seat on the van. It will leave from the front of Pentland Hills at 9 a.m.


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