Celebrate Black History Month With SXU
Celebrate a variety of fun, educational, and interconnective events for Black History Month with Saint Xavier University (SXU) this February. Students, staff, faculty and the community are invited to participate in activities that will foster meaningful conversations and celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions made by the Black community.
"Each year, the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Student Life look forward to highlighting Black History Month as an important time of celebrating the rich history of Black Americans. The activities the Black History Month committee has created serve as a catalyst for transformative learning, encouraging our students to engage in meaningful dialogue, broaden perspective and forge meaningful connections," said Natalie Page, Ed.D., vice president of Success and Inclusion.
Black History Month Library Display
All month long, the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library will display curated works selected by librarians, faculty, staff and students, ranging from children's books and literature to scholarly monographs.
Live Music and Poetry Jam Session – February 8, 15, 22 and 29
Stop by the SXU Diner Atrium for poetry and music by Sunshine Lombré and Tracy Baker '21 with the Master Collection to share Black history through Black music from noon to 2 p.m.
Food For the Soul – February 8, 15, 22 and 29
Every Thursday in February, the SXU Diner will serve a special menu curated for Black History Month.
DEI Lunch-and-Learn – February 12
The SXU community is invited to learn from Alison Chandler, Ed.D., who will share her dissertation findings, "Black Students Matter: A Phenomenological Approach to Exploring Sense of Belonging Among Black Students Attending a Hispanic-Serving Institution" at noon.
Black Down Memory Lane – February 16 to March 4
Walk through the decades and continue through the new millennium in the Butler Reception Room.
DuSable Museum of African American History – February 24
Students are invited for a guided tour of the DuSable Museum of African American History, where they can experience the museum's innovative, powerful and timely exhibitions, which aim to place the African American narrative firmly within the broader context of U.S. history. Free transportation and admission are provided to students. The bus departs at 9 a.m. from the Warde Academic Center.
Black Student Union Annual Fashion Show – February 27
Join Black Student Union (BSU) for the annual fashion show in McGuire Hall at 4:30 p.m.
What Does Black History Month Mean to You? - February 29
Stop by the SXU Diner at noon to join SXU's Keiana Winters, Ph.D., for an engaging conversation about Black history.
Call for Artwork: The Best of Black Culture – Due February 29
Calling all SXU community members! Submit the artwork that represents what you perceive to be the best characteristics of Black culture, whether it be specific to one country/people or to all African countries/people in general. Specification and unveiling information is available on The Den, or email Nathan Peck at peckFREESXU.
10th Annual African American Achievement Awards – March 1
Join us for the 10th Annual African American Achievement Awards, which recognize the contributions and achievements of Black students, faculty and staff at SXU. Guests are encouraged to dress in all black attire with their favorite sneakers. The event takes place at 5 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room.
"By coming together to participate, our campus community not only honors the richness of Black history but actively shapes a more enlightened and united future, which I believe fosters a sense of belonging and shared responsibility for a diverse and inclusive campus environment," said Page.
Please join us this month to connect with our learning community and spend time uplifting one another through sharing in culture. For more information, contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at inclusiveexcellenceFREESXU.