Several public events are planned for February at Fresno State to celebrate Black History Month, including movie discussions, cultural nights and an art show.
The Black History Month calendar was compiled by Fresno State’s Cross Cultural and Gender Center, student organizations across campus and the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
The month-long celebration will include the presentation, “Black and Queer: An Art Show Featuring Live Performances,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Vintage Room, sponsored by LGBTQ+ Programs and Services.
The Cross Cultural and Gender Center helps contribute to and develop a safe and welcoming campus environment. Its mission is to foster dialogue and activism to eliminate racism, sexism, heterosexism and other forms of oppression. The center provides resources for minority students.
“It is important for us to celebrate African American history, especially here on campus,” said John Hunt Jr., coordinator of African American Programs and Services. “We want to be an inclusive campus — a place where all of our students feel welcome.”
Other Black History Month events include:
- Feb. 16 (multiple times) at Maya Cinemas: “Black Panther” movie opening night
- Feb. 21 (7 – 10 p.m.) at the Satellite Student Union: Africana Culture Night, sponsored by Black Students United
- Feb. 22 (3 – 5 p.m.) at the Madden Library (Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony Gallery): Black Agitprop Exhibition Reception, sponsored by the Africana Studies Program
- Feb. 23 (7 – 10 p.m.) at the Satellite Student Union: Africana Culture Night, sponsored by Black Students United
See the full events calendar at www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ccgc.
For more information, contact John Hunt Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.278.4435.