United Black World Month

January 13, 2014

The Student Life Multicultural Center in collaboration with various departmental offices and student organizations annually celebrate United Black World Month. United Black World Month, also known as Black History Month, is a month-long celebration of the diasporic experience. The month begins with a featured speaker and continues with panels, lectures, socials, and other various programs.  


SAVE THE DATE: The opening celebration will be held, Monday, February 3, 2014. There will be a reception in the Performance Hall in the Ohio Union from 6:00p.m. to 6:30p.m., with the event immediately following from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. This year’s theme is “We’re Not Finished Yet,” adapted from the National Black History Month theme. This theme, celebrates the 50th year of the Civil Rights Movement, while helping the OSU community continue to reflect on the current status of civil rights issues.  As we commemorate the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement and look towards solution with current issues, we will be exploring how activism has evolved within our society as a part of the Civil Rights Movement. The keynote speakers will be Chuck D (@MrChuckD), author, producer and hip hop artist of the renown socially and politically conscious rap group Public Enemy; as well as Phillip Agnew, Director of the Dream Defenders (@DreamDefenders), a non-violent social change organization charged to train and organize youth and students to create real change in their community.

For more information or questions, please contact Katherine Betts atbetts.128@osu.edu.

For UBWM schedule of events, visit http://mcc.osu.edu/events-and-programs/heritage-and-awareness-events/united-black-world-month/