USciences Honors Black History Month With Events

By Jenna Pizzi

Published on February 3, 2017

University of the Sciences celebrates Black History Month in February with a series of events organized by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Division of Student Affairs. The events are meant to encourage all students to explore the history of black Americans and their role in American history.

“We want to reach out to all students to participate in this month’s events,” said Juliann Reid Psy’18, president of the BSU. “You don’t have to be black to participate. This history and culture is all of ours, and we should be celebrating it collectively.”

This year’s program of events includes a soul food and karaoke night, an evening of poetry, a trip to the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and a video night featuring short films about the black history in Philadelphia. USciences' Culture Shock dance group will also perform at the 28th Annual Celebration of African Cultures.

Reid said the idea is to attract students with fun activities, but make sure that they learn something at the same time.

“We try to have educational moments, but also have fun and enjoy the month together as a community,” said Reid.

 

Celebrating Black History Month: (return to this page for updated events and information)

Celebrate the Legacy: Black History Month through Literature
BSU Meet & Greet: Entertainment Night
BSU Soul Food & Karaoke Night
BSU Poetry Night
Culture Shock dance group performs at Annual Celebration of African Cultures
Trip to the African American Museum in Philadelphia

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