Black History Month Events

February 7, 2018
get out movie poster

This year's Black History Month festivities include showings and discussion of important breakthroughs in African American film with viewings of the Acadamy Award nominated film, "Get Out" and superhero Marvel blockbuster, "Black Panther". It ends with a special Black History Month celebration closing ceremony. 

Feb. 14, 21, 28

Women of Color Collective, 12 p.m. The HUB

The Women of Color Collective is a small group, casual, friendly, healing, supportive space for women of color to meet every week on the couches in The HUB. The Women of Color Collective is a collaboration between Counseling and Psychological Services and the HUB. The Women of Color Collective creates a community with SSU women of diverse and intersecting cultural identities. Share and be inspired by our collective stories and experiences in a safe space. Explore, process, and empower each other.

Feb. 10

BSU Black and White Masquerade Bal| 8-11p.m. Student Center Ballroom B,C,D
$5 for BSU members and $10 for SSU students. For more information please go to-

Feb. 12

Social Justice Film Series Presents: "Get Out" 5:30 p.m. Student Center Ballroom B

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Join us as we watch, enjoy free pizza, and discuss the film afterwards with Dr.Daniel Malpica, Associate Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies.

Feb. 16

Black/African American & Ally Lunch, Noon, The HUB

Black Panther Movie Viewing- After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

For more information on time and location please contact BSU at

Black Student Union Spirit Week tabling Feb. 19 – Feb. 23 at Seawolf Plaza 

Feb. 19

Politics of Storytelling with Sonya Renee Taylor, 6:30 p.m. Student Ballroom    

Sonya Renee Taylor is an acclaimed Poet and the Radical Chief Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology; she will be coming to perform and share how she claims her story as a Black Queer Plus Size Woman and giving the opportunity for students to share their stories as well.

"Black Panther" movie discussion and debrief-   For more information on time and location please contact BSU at

Feb. 22

Soul Food Special Dinner

The Kitchens, Student Center, 5-8 p.m.

Feb. 23

Black History Month Closing Ceremonies, 6- 8 p.m., Student Center Ballroom D

An evening to recap the events and special moments that we shared together this month. It is not to close off the conversations of our history nor our blackness, but to encourage the continuous celebration. Come join us in ending our Black history month with peace and love!