The University of Michigan's Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) is currently seeking students to serve on the committee for our university-wide celebration of Black History Month (BHM). While Black History Month traditionally celebrates the achievements of African Americans, we believe it’s also an occasion to celebrate multiculturalism and all people of color. In this case, we would like Black History Month to serve as a space to build coalitions between communities of color and highlight social justice issues that are significant across communities.
By joining the committee, you commit to attend two meetings (potentially three meetings if needed) where you would help select the theme of the month and contribute ideas to the BHM calendar. Committee members will also review funding proposals from other organizations to determine how funding is distributed to various BHM events.
If you are interested in being a part of the 2013 Black History Month Planning Committee, please complete the application form by Thursday, January 24th.
Additionally, if your organization has any events you would like added to the campus-wide 2013 Black History Month calendar please submit your proposed event by Thursday, January 24th.
Funding for Black History Month related programs is available upon request. Please see the Black History Month Program Proposal site to apply.
For questions about Black History Month programming or committee applications, please contact the Multicultural Development Program Manager, Jaimee Marsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.