Black History Month 2016


Black History Month Opening Reception

Monday, February 1
9 to 11a.m., Butler Reception Room

Join us to celebrate the opening reception of our Black History Month featuring student performances, and oratorical presentations. Breakfast food will be available.

Dear White People (Simien, 2014)

Tuesday, Febraury 2
7 p.m., McGuire Hall

What happens when four black students at an Ivy league College challenge a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in emphatically NOT post-racial america, while it weaves a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.

Black Hair-itage

Tuesday, February 9
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Student Lounge

An informative event about African-American hair! SXU students will discuss their hair journeys. Come to learn information about hair textures and products.

"Diversity at SXU: Student Perspectives”

Thursday, February 11
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Come join moderator Jason Lambert in a riveting discussion about "Diversity at SXU" with a panel of your fellow students from various ethnic/cultural rso's. Together we will discuss our identity and how that plays into diversity on campus.

Spoken Word/Open Mic Night

Thursday, February 11
6 to 9 p.m., Regina Hall Res Center

Join us for an open-mic night where students can bring any creative expression to the table for five minutes. Acts include, but are not limited to, spoken word/poetry, vocal performances, stand-up comedy, and musical selections. If interested in signing up to perform in advance, please email hentzjr.s01@mymail.sxu.edu.

“Back Down Memory Lane”

Tuesday, February 16
Noon to 2 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Experience a walk through the decades, starting with the Harlem Renaissance and continuing through the start of the new millennium. Stop in at any point to walk down the lane!

The Keys to Success

Tuesday, February 16
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Sara Harton, Morgan Park High School

From the Cotton Field to the Killing Field: A History of African-American Music and its Influence on Black Culture

Wednesday, February 17
4 to 5 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Dr. Daniel Ryan Davis, Saint Xavier University

Kickin’ it Old School Party

Friday, February 19
7 to 10 p.m., Regina Hall Res Center

Sponsored by the Black Student Union

Dusable Museum of African-American History

Sunday, February 21
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Black Student Union on an outing to the Dusable Museum. The bus will depart at 11:30 a.m. from the main entrance. A deposit of $5 is required to hold a spot. Deposit will be returned at time of departure. Sign up in Student Life.

Healing Service

Monday, Februrary 22
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., McDonough Chapel

God promises to be with us in our hard times; faith persuades us healing is possible. Through silence, gentle music and quiet reflection we will open our hearts together to God’s healing grace.

Hidden Colors

Thursday, February 25
7 to 9:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

This documentary explores the untold history of African and aboriginal people through the work of scholars, historians and social commentators. Discussion to follow viewing.

African-American Achievement Awards

Friday, February 26
5:30 to 7 p.m., McGuire Hall

The African-American Achievement Awards will recognize the contributions and achievements of African-American students, faculty and staff at Saint Xavier University.

Black Tie Affair

Friday, February 26
7 to 9 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Join us immediately following the African-American Achievement Awards for food, fellowship and to congratulate the award recipients and nominees.


Events sponsored by: African-American Studies, African-American Studies Diaspora Club, Black Student Union, University Mission and Ministry, and Student Life. For more information, contact Student Life at 773-341-5060 or studentlife@sxu.edu