Black History Month 2022
The Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center and the Black History Month Student Committee is excited to prepare and continue a legacy of celebrating the annual campus-wide Black History Month calendar. We will explore traditions and new knowledge about the Black experience in society and at LSU. Come join in the celebration all month long. For more information contact the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center at 225-578-1627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Our site will be updated as more information becomes available.
Two Can Play That GameNIGHT
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Student Union-Live Oak Lounge
Kickoff Black History Month (BHM) with your tribe for our inaugural Black LSU GameNight featuring your favorite cookout classics like Dominoes, Spades, Phase 10, Uno, Pictionary: Black Edition, Checkers, Black Card Revoked, For the Culture Trivia, Music Bingo, and many more. Attendees can play in pairs or groups but HOUSE RULES MUST APPLY! Food, Games, and Entertainment will be provided.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Women’s Center/Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center (AACC)
Participate in Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by getting a free confidential HIV test at the Women's Center and learn about sexual health from campus and community resources in the African American Cultural Center. Free condoms and safe sex supplies will be distributed.
Sex Talk w/ LSU NAACP
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Student Union-Capitol Chambers
Sex Talk brings students from across campus representing their organizations to talk about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships in a panel discussion and interactive event.
SANKOFA: Music, Art, and Open Mic Night
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Union Theater
Sankofa is an open mic event where students perform their talents and display their artistry. Every year there are many talented performers, and we would love for YOU to be one of them! Performances included Singing, Dancing, Poetry, Live Bands, etc. Art Exhibit includes Photography, Paintings, Drawings, and Fashion.
If you are interested in performing please, submit a SANKOFA application.
Mardi Gras Mambo
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Tower Drive
Mardi Gras Mambo is similar to Fall Fest in that it is a event that brings together the LSU community on Tower Drive to celebrate a holiday deeply rooted in Louisiana Culture.
Black Movie Trivia Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Women's Center
The Black Graduate Professional Student Association (BGPSA) and the Black Women Graduate Collective (BWGC) are hosting Black Movie Trivia Night! Come out for some fun, games, and light snacks. Hope to see you there!
Dialogue on Race Louisiana: A History of Race in the US from Its Founding to Today
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Student Union 301- Magnolia Room
The LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture are pleased to host Ms. Maxine Crump on Thursday, February 10th, from 10 am-12 pm. Ms. Crump will engage attendees with a presentation entitled A History of Race in the US from Its Founding to Today. We will learn more about race in the US and touch on its intersections with agriculture. This session includes a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour dialogue/workshop. This event will be held in a hybrid format –you can join via Zoom or in-person (LSU Student Union 301- Magnolia Room).
I hope that you can join us. Please share this opportunity with your students, colleagues, staff, and network.
Black Minds Matter
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Student Union-Atchafalaya Room 339
An in-depth panel on the importance of health and wellness in the black community with emphasis on mental health, self-care, nutrition, and community resources. This event will feature professional counselors, healthcare workers, graduate students, and undergraduate students in an engaging dialogue toward mindfulness and healing. Free food, giveaways, health and wellness resources will also be available.
The Iota Tau Book Club
Time: 8:14 p.m.
Location: Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center
The Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Inc. will be hosting a book club for the LSU community. We will read 2 books, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff". We will read material in our own time and meet weekly to discuss. Our goal is to educate and start important conversations through books in a laid-back and fun setting.
Fits & Fitted Friday
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Free Speech Ally
The Black Student Union (BSU) presents Fits & Fitted Friday, a celebration of Black peoples contributions to fashion and cultural apparel. There will be a hat and outfit battle in three different categories Black LSU members can participate in. There will also be a DJ and Prizes.
MLK Food Drive
Organizations are invited to register for the MLK Food Drive. Food donations will help the LSU Food Pantry. The organization with the highest weight of food will win the Food Drive Award! The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 4:30PM. For more information, contact email@example.com or 225-578-4339.
UMOJA Block Party
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center (AACC)
Umoja means unity and we intend to show it. Join the AACC as we host the biggest campus block party featuring a Minority Student Organizations, Free Food, Music, Networking, and More.
ELEVATE: The Chop
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bill Lawton Room (Across from Mike the Tiger Habitat)
The LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) is proud to be hosting our 4th Annual “The Chop” in conjunction with our ELEVATE series. The Chop is a safe space where men of color can discuss issues men have faced through the test of times. Additionally, ELEVATE is a Black Male Empowerment Speaker Series aiming to instill positive energy and knowledge into identifying men at LSU. This year's event will feature Cameron Jackson, CEO of Millennial Park BR, and local barbers Raven "Rae the Barber" Woods, Brandon Landry, and Benjamin Harris.
BWEI Phenomenal Woman
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: LSU Student Union-Magnolia
The annual Phenomenal Woman award celebration, hosted by the Black Women's Empowerment Initiative (BWEI) has been at the forefront of honoring LSU's most creative and accomplished African American female visionaries and leaders on campus.
The Department of African & African American Studies "The Launch Event"
Formal Invitations To Follow.
Good Trouble Movie Night
Time: 6:14 p.m.
Location: Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center
Championing the Career Development of Students who Identify as Black/African-American
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Are you a Career Champion? Do you coach or advocate for the career development of LSU Students? If so, please join us via Zoom for an insightful virtual panel that will discuss how identity and culture intersect with the career development process for students who identify as Black/African-American.
Registration is encouraged by not required through this link: https://lsu.edu/careercenter/events/careerchampions2.php
Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, by clicking the hyperlinked text or pasting the following URL into your browser: https://lsu.zoom.us/j/99686403484.
If you have any questions, please contact the Olinde Career Center – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afro-Latinx Black History Month Speaker
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Capital Chambers and Hybrid
How much do you know about the Afro-Latinx intersection? Come learn more about the history of African diaspora in Latin American and the local Baton Rouge context with speakers Dr. Lorinda Sealy and Thyra Buchanan.