Black History Month is held in February to celebrate the numerous achievements accomplished by the black community, and to honor the unique challenges black people have faced both historically and in the present. See below for a list of events and activities happening all across campus in celebration of Black History Month. 

Black History Month Highlights

Black History Month Events By Listing

First Day Celebration Event

Wednesday, February 1 | 11a.m. - 1:00p.m. | Maloney 4th floor 
Sponsored by VPSA

Confidence in Networking/Telling Your Story

Wednesday, February 1 | 6:00 p.m. | 121 McGuinn
Sponsored by the Career Center

Black Student Drop In Event

12:00 p.m. | University Counseling Services (UCS)
Sponsored by UCS | Register here

Living In Color: Poetry Night 

Thursday, February 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Cabaret Room
Sponsored by the Arts Council

Yale Black Solidarity Conference

Thursday, February 2 - Saturday, February 4th | Yale 
Sponsored by VPSA + ALC

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

Thursday, February 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Conte Forum
Sponsored by BC Athletics

Women’s Summit

Saturday, February 4 
Sponsored by the Women’s Center

ALC Ball

Saturday, February 4 | 8:30p.m.-12a.m. | Marriott Copley
Sponsored by UGBC, ALC, (OSI)

Film: A Place at the Table, Six African Americans on the Path to Sainthood

Tuesday, February 7 | 5 p.m. |  RSVP to Michael Sennett

Inclusivity in the Workplace: The Power of DEI in Government, Law, and Public Policy Spaces 

Wednesday, February 8 | 6 p.m.- 7p.m.
Sponsored by Career Center

Lack of Black Resources and Conversations around Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday, February 8 | 8-9 p.m. | 2150 Commons
Sponsored by: The QUAD

Stronger Together Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Thursday, February 9 | 5:30p.m. - 7p.m. | Gasson Hall
Sponsored by BAIC

Big Show (All Male Step Team Showcase)

Friday, February 10 | 7p.m. | RTAC Mainstage
Sponsored by Sexual Chocolate (OSI)

Racial Justice Committee

Six African Americans on the Path to Sainthood | Part 2 Tuesday, February 7  | St. Ignatius Church
Sponsored by Campus Ministry & St. Ignatius Church

Men of Color Conference

Saturday, February 11
Sponsored by BAIC

MBB vs. N.C.  State 

Saturday, February 11 | 12p.m. | Conte Forum 
Sponsored by Athletics

Living In Color: Musical Performances *Free Food provided

Saturday, February 11 | 6:30p.m. | O’Connell House
Sponsored by Arts Council

History of Black Lives at BC Art Display

Monday, February 13 | 3 p.m.- 7p.m. | Gasson 100
Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (OSI)

Community Conversations

Wednesday, February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Dining Room
Registration is required | Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students

In Conversation with Terrence Floyd

Tuesday, February 14  | 6p.m. | RTAC Mainstage
Sponsored by UGBC and ALC (OSI)

Unpacking Colorism in the Black Community

Wednesday, February 15 | 7:30-9:00 p.m. | 2150 Commons
Sponsored by: The QUAD

Navigating your Career Journey: Panel with Recent AHANA + First-Gen Alumni

Thursday, February 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

AHANA Summit

February 17-19
Sponsored by BAIC

Fight for You, a Black History Month Showcase by BEATS

February 18 | 6 p.m. | Fulton 511
Sponsored by BEATS Student Group

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gathering

Tuesday, February 21 |  4p.m.
Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Memorial Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, February 21 | 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) | Yawkey Center Murray Function Room

Shades of Black: An Exploration of the Diaspora

Tuesday, February 21 | 6 p.m. | TBD
Sponsored by the BLSA (Black Law Students Association)

I Am Not Your Negro James Baldwin Documentary Showing and Discussion

Tuesday, February 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Schiller Building 205
Dinner Included | Sponsors: Bowman Center & Campus Ministry

Do THE WORK: Toward a Catholic Anti-Racism 

Thursday, February 23 | 7:00 p.m. | Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113 | Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Community Building/Game Night

Thursday, February 23 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 2150 Commons
Sponsored by the QUAD

BLSA x TEFLA Event w/ Professor Thomas Mitchell

Thursday, February 23 | 6p.m. | TBD (Newton Campus)
Sponsored by the BLSA (Black Law Students Association) & Trusts & Estates Family Law Association)

Wildin’ Out Game Show 

Friday, February 24 | 7:15p.m. | Heights Room
Sponsored by Black Student Forum (OSI)

Cultural Fashion Show

Saturday, February 25 | 7p.m. | RTAC Mainstage
Sponsored by African Student Organization (OSI)


BHM Mass

Sunday, February 26 | 8p.m. | St. Ignatius Church
Sponsored by Campus Ministry 

Reflection & Dialogue Series: Belonging and Burdensomeness on Latinx and Black Youth

Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Thomas More Apartments Room 109 | Register here by February 21
Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

Black Joy Event

Tuesday, February 28
Sponsored by VPSA


Campus Partners

Black Student Organizations/Clubs/Leadership Groups

Black Student Forum, Sexual Chocolate, PATU (Present Africa to You), Caribbean Culture Club, ALC,  BAIC BHM Planning Committee, The Quad, African Student Organization, BLSA (Black Law Students Association), BLSA (Black Law Students Association) & Trusts & Estates Family Law Association), HA, EESA, F.I.S.T.S, FACES 

Faculty/Staff Campus Partners

Campus MinistryOffice for Institutional DiversityBFSAAAthleticsBAIC Campus MinistryEagle Print Office of Ignatian SpiritualityCareer CenterArts Council Women's Center UGBCOID Office of Student InvolvementIntersectionsITSVPSABC Law SchoolCampus Activities Board
University Counseling Services 
Learning to Learn AADS