Black History Month is a month set aside to create awareness, honor, and celebrate the history, ancestors, culture and achievements of Black diasporic communities. As a university-wide community, we recognize Black History Month during its nationally recognized time throughout the month of February . This year, MESA/Trotter and the Black History Month Committee have collaborated with many departments for our keynote and Black History Month Calendar.
Program organizers and co-sponsors include the National Center for Institutional Diversity, Dean of Students Office, Program on Intergroup Relations, Newnan LSA Academic Advising Office, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Ginsberg Center, School of Social Work, Center for Campus Involvement, University of Michigan Libraries, The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Ross School of Business, University Housing Diversity and Inclusion, Spectrum Center, Institue for Research on Women and Gender, Center for Educational Outreach, and the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initatives, Office of Student Conflict and Resolution, Office of Greek Life, FOKUS, Black Musical Society, Images of Identities, Delta Sigma Theta Inc, and University Musical Society, Sigma Gamma Rho Inc.
This year’s keynote event, “Inherinting the Movements: New Tools for Race Talk and Leadership on Campus" presented by Melissa Harris-Perry, host of the Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC, and professor at Tulane University.
We look forward to seeing you at the events!