1 - Reunion Kickoff [11 a.m.-2 p.m. // Student Union 3rd Floor Involvement Center (Outside of CSI Lounge)]
3 - Free Your Mind Fridays: BHM Edition [11 a.m.-2 p.m. // Student Union 3rd Floor Involvement Center (Outside of CSI Lounge)]
8 - Special Guests Bert & Det: Epic Rap Battles of Black History [7 p.m. // Student Union Ballroom]
12 - Norse Men's Basketball Game vs. IUPUI [1 p.m. // Truist Arena]
16 - B.E.S.T. (Black Employers Showcase and Talents) [2-5 p.m. // Student Union Ballroom]
17 - Free Your Mind Fridays: BHM Edition [11 a.m.-2 p.m. // Student Union 3rd Floor Involvement Center (Outside of CSI Lounge)]
20 - Why We Rest: A Historical Look at Campus Sexual Violence in the Black Community [3:30-6:30 p.m. // Student Union 105]
22 - Roundtable Discussion: Rest & Resiliency [6-8 p.m. // Student Union 3rd Floor]
24 - Free Your Mind Fridays: BHM Edition [11 a.m.-2 p.m. // Student Union 3rd Floor Involvement Center (Outside of CSI Lounge)]
27 - Karyn Parsons (Hilary from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [7 p.m. // Student Union Ballroom]
28 - Talking Black in America: The Origins of African American English (Film & Interactive Discussion Facilitated by Guest Speaker, Lauren Prather) [6:30-9:30 p.m. // Student Union Ballroom 107BC]
Black History Month Reunion Kickoff
Stop by for the Black History Month Kickoff Reunion on Wednesday, February 1st from 11AM – 2PM in the Student Union 3rd Center for Student Inclusive suite and lounge! What better way than to start off with a little fellowship with one another as we commemorate those who have paved the way and made life-changing contributions. This will come in the form of an open house where guests can meet the AASI team, learn about upcoming programs, how to be involved, enjoy music, games and fun.
Free Your Mind Fridays: Black History Month Edition
Free Your Mind Fridays: Black History Month Edition
Stop by and take a break from the stress of class, work, or any other things. We will have a special edition of Free Your Mind Fridays every Friday in February from 11AM-2PM in the Student Union 3rd Floor Involvement Center (Outside of Center for Student Inclusiveness Suite). This is a judge free zone where you can come kick back, relax, enjoy black-owned games, trivia, music, dancing and all-around fun. This is open to everyone, and the students truly enjoy connecting with other students, faculty and staff.
Genius Potential's Epic Rap Battles of Black History
Join us for our first special guests for Black History Month on Wednesday, February 8, at 6PM in the SU Ballroom. Bert & Det produce three skits/emcee battles highlighting contrasting views of famous historical African American men and women. Their viewpoints are highlighted through rap battles encapsulating their competing ideals. This program covers the past, present, and future destiny of African American leaders. At the end of each emcee battle, Bert & Det deep dive into the historical backstories behind the captivating lyrics and engage the students in interactive trivia and dialogue.
B.E.S.T. (Black Employers Showcase and Talents)
We are so excited to host the inaugural B.E.S.T. (Black Employers Showcase and Talents), which will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 2PM – 5PM in the SU Ballroom. This event is intended to highlight local minority-owned and minority-led businesses by giving them a platform to showcase their organization to our racial/ethnic minority students, alumni, community members and friends. Our goal is to help increase the number of black students and early-career applicants in internships and jobs. While we want to be extremely intentional about Black/African American students seeing people that look like them represented, this event is open to everyone.
Students can register here: https://tinyurl.com/NKUBESTAttendeeRegistration
Employers/Businesses can register here: https://tinyurl.com/BESTRegistration2023
Ms. Karyn Parsons: A Black History Lecture and Discussion
In honor of Black History month, Karyn Parsons (Hilary from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) will give a candid talk about her storied career as an actress, author and business owner. Parsons is founder and owner of Sweet Blackberry, a company that focuses on creating books and media that teach African American history to children.
All Northern Kentucky University students have free admission. Please use the code 'NKUSTUFREE'. To register, please visit https://nku.eventsair.com/blackstudiesprogram/karynparsons/Site/Register
Talking Black in America: Film Screening & Interactive Discussion
Student Union Ballroom, Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:30p
Facilitated by Special Guest: Lauren Prather, M.S., CCC-SLP
Talking Black in America is a documentary by the Language & Life Project at North Carolina State University.
"But those who took away our voice...they are now surprised that they could not take away our song."
Divine Nine: You Make a Difference
The Divine Nine: You Make a Difference Campaign is planned for the active Divine Nine (D9) African American fraternities and sororities on participating college campuses throughout Kentucky. The purpose is to promote and increase HIV testing; expand HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and sexually transmitted infection (STI) awareness; increase knowledge of the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Services Program; and link individuals testing positive to treatment services. African Americans are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. In Kentucky, African Americans make up nin percent (9%) of the population but thirty-two percent (32%) of the HIV burden. It is also estimated that young people aged fifteen to twenty-four (15-24) acquire half of all new STI in the United States. The intended goal is to normalize testing within high-risk college populations, as well as reduce stigma surrounding HIV and sexual health.
For more event information, check out the links below:
Student Union Ballroom, February 6, 2023 from 10:00a - 4:00p
Reach the Kentucky HIV Hotline at (844) 294-2448.