USciences Honors Black History Month With Events

Written 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

Black History Month displayVisit the display at the entrance of J.W. England Library. Everyone in the USciences community is encouraged to stop by and view the display and, more importantly, select a book to check out and read. The books will remain on display throughout February and are accessible any time the library is open.


BSU Meet & Greet: Entertainment Night

A meet and greet for new members of the Black Student Union and an introduction to Black History Month events. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall 100

BSU Soul Food & Karaoke Night

Join BSU members for a taste of black culture in soul food before taking the mic to perform some karaoke favorites. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 from 8 to 10 p.m. in Wilson 205-212 

BSU Poetry Night

In celebration of Black History Month, BSU members will be performing spoken word and other pieces created by African Americans. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. Rosenberger 102

Culture Shock dance group performs at Annual Celebration of African Cultures

Culture Shock, a multicultural dance group affiliated with USciences' International society, will perform at the Penn Museum's 28th Annual Celebration of African Cultures. Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Culture Shock set to perform at 1:30 p.m. 


Trip to the African American Museum in Philadelphia

 African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) was built to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Current exhibitions include Shawn Theodore: Church of Broken Pieces; Dawoud Bey: Harlem, U.S.A.; Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action; and Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at 1 p.m.

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