This year we will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday during the last week of January to honor him as we welcome Black History Month.

Monday, Jan. 29th

Behind the Kings: The Support of the Movement | 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Bishops Lounge

A discussion about the different roles in the movement such as the protagonists and the supporters.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Race and Ethnicity Studies Symposium | 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Bishops Lounge

Melissa Johnson (chair of RES) will be the Moderator.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alicia Moore, Cargill Endowed Professor of Education
  • Dr. Raquel Saenz, Assistant Professor of Education
  • Santiago Rocha, Health Educator
  • Xavier Vallejo, Recent SU Alum
  • Brigit Reese ’24, Sociology major, RES minor
  • Uwem Okun ’24 graduate, Business major, Communication Studies minor

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Dream Week Keynote Speaker Ebony Stewart “Poetry Slam” | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Dan Rather Room

Meet our keynote speaker, Ebony Stewart, an international touring interdisciplinary poet, writer, and performance artist. You can also share a poem! Please RSVP.

Dream Week and Sweet Surprise | 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Bishops Lounge 

Enjoy a special Sweet Surprise! 

Dream Week Keynote Speaker Ebony Stewart | 7:30 p.m. | Alma Thomas Theater 

Ebony Stewart is an international touring interdisciplinary poet, writer, and performance artist. Her work speaks to the Black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, queer-positivity, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Kickoff | 8 p.m. | The Cove

Celebrate the start of Black History Month with the campus!

Friday, Feb. 2

Friday Night Live | TBD

Join Student Activities, JEDI Center, BSU, and the Black History Month Committee in a night of laughs and fun.