February is Black History Month. Missouri State University welcomes the campus and larger community to participate in events that both educate and celebrate.
“Black History Month takes on a special significance this year,” said Dr. Kimberly Martin, director of multicultural programs at MSU. “In light of the struggle that was 2020 and the issues it brought to the forefront of our national discussion, it is important that we take a critical look at not only where we come from, but where we go from here.”
The office of multicultural programs will host events and presentations throughout February that celebrate Black culture and history and address the modern Black experience in America.
This year’s events will take place on campus and via Zoom to allow for social distancing. Registration is required for events held on Zoom.
- Black History Month Kickoff: Free food, games and karaoke, 5 p.m., Plaster Student Union Food Court Atrium
- Family of George Floyd facilitated by Ben O’Keefe, 1:30 p.m., Zoom
- Black Mental Health Session facilitated by Nia Morgan, 11 a.m., Zoom
- Leslie David Baker (Stanley from “The Office”) presented by SAC, 7 p.m., PSU Theater
- Tough Talk: A Historical Reckoning facilitated by Lyle Foster, Noon, Zoom
- “The Beauty and Burden of Being a Black Professor,” Renee Simms, University of Puget Sound, 1 p.m., Zoom
- Queer Artist Showcase, Glo Center 518 East Commercial St.