Love Your Blackness

February 1 – 28

A. Ray Olpin Student Union, Lobby Display Case

The Black Student Union utilizes art to spread a powerful message that Blackness is not a monolith. The display case contains messages from Black students explaining why they have pride in their culture. Stop by and view the display case to learn how we can create a welcoming space for all.

Evening in Harlem

February 1, 6:00 PM

Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 West 3100 South – West Valley City, UT 84119)

The Utah African-American Chamber of Commerce begins Black History Month celebrating the Harlem Renaissance! Come dressed in your best Harlem Renaissance attire, the styles of the late 20s and 30s, and come party!

Live Band | Casino | Dancing

Discount tickets and tables are available for members. For member purchases, contact the chamber.

6:00 PM – Reception | Live Music | Silent Auction
7:00 PM – Dinner & Program
8:00 PM – Casino & Dancing (music provided by DJ)

Black History Trivia

February 4, 1:00 PM

Student Equity & Diversity Meeting Room (Union 293)

Come engage in an hour of trivia related to various aspects of Black History; both past and current. Food will be provided.

Black Films Matter

February 9, 2:00 – 9:00 PM

Student Equity & Diversity Meeting Room (Union 293) and Union Theatre

Join BSU & members of the African-American Chamber of Commerce for a day in Black films and dialogue. This is a free flowing event that people can come in and out of. Snacks will be provided.

Liberation: Love the Skin You’re In

February 15, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Student Equity & Diversity Meeting Room (Union 293)

Celebrate liberation and freedom to be who we are at this social. BSU welcomes and opens up space for people to demonstrate self-love, as individuals are welcome to share poetry, songs, etc.


Patient Voice: African-American Health

The Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series, previously called the Patient Voice series, recognizes and honors Dr. Charles James Nabors, a former anatomy professor and the first African American professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and civil rights activist. The series showcases patient voices from various communities and their thoughts on how to improve health care quality. Each month’s presentation focuses on a different community. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Black Cultural Center Open House & Blessing

February 26, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Bldg 603 (Get directions)

Come visit the Black Cultural Center! This is a casual event to check-out the BCC’s space, but keep an eye out for an invitation to the Center’s Grand Opening, which will be happening Fall 2019.

Leadership Day Summit with Trill or Not Trill

March 1, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

SAEC Artworks for Kids Auditorium

Turn up your leadership with two dynamic speakers, Lenny Williams and Jeff Dessources, who are faculty members that started the leadership development company called Trill or Not Trill. They use music as an education tool when working with students. They will host their workshop, “Leadership Day Party”, and we have invited other student orgs at our neighboring institutions. They will have a focus on cross-cultural coalition building and collaboration.