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Black History Month 2022 – Student Affairs

Events are subject to change.

Black History Month is a special time when we need to bring awareness to the many contributions that black people make to society. According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), this year’s theme focuses on Black Health & Wellness. Baruch College hopes to bring attention to the importance of self-care, living a healthy lifestyle, and taking care of your mental health. Health & Wellness has been the cornerstone of survival for many in the black community. Therefore, it is more important than ever to pay attention to our mind, body, and spirit. In the words of the famous American writer, feminist, and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Follow us on Instagram@BHM_Baruch for Black history facts, live interviews and more.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Thursday, February 3 | 12:30–2:00 pm
NVC 2nd Floor Lobby & Zoom

Join us for an afternoon of fun and games as we kick off Black History Month Baruch Style. You will get the opportunity to learn about Black history through a series of games, trivia, and music.

Meet Baruch College’s Black Student Organizations

Monday, February 7 | 1:00 pm

Do you want the opportunity to meet the prestigious Black Student Organizations on Baruch’s Campus? Then join us on Monday, February 7th as you get to meet members of the e-board from various organizations that cover the African Diaspora.

Black & Latino Studies Open House

Thursday, February 10 | 1:00 pm

Let’s celebrate Black History Month! The College theme this year is Health and Wellness. Let’s plan for long-term financial health. We will talk about money, financial planning and get some coaching from the experts at Change Machine.org. Everyone is welcome.

Baruch Residence Life presents: The Art of Headwear in the Black Community

Thursday, February 17 | 2:00 pm

Learn the significance of the fashion within the black community. We will bring attention to the importance of headwear and how it can transform a simple outfit into a show stopping ensemble. Take a walk down memory lane as we show you how headwear has transformed throughout the years in the black community.

The BHM committee presents: An Afro Beats workout

Friday, February 18 | 11:00 am

Join us for a good workout as you move your hips and wine your waist to the latest Afro beats songs.

Paint & Sip: Black History Month edition

Friday, February 18 | 4:00–6:00 pm

Join us on Friday, February 18th as we put our painting skills to the test. Learn to paint a beautiful masterpiece with the guidance of a professional painter. RSVP by February 9th at Margaret.van-ess@baruch.cuny.edu in order to reserve your painting kit. Supplies are on a first come, first serve basis.

I See you Sis: A Conversation on Black Girl Wellness

Tuesday, February 22 | 12:30 pm

Join the conversation as we discuss steps towards taking care of our mental health while in the middle of a global pandemic. We will also have a roundtable discussion about the importance of hair care and how black women present themselves in a social space.

Black Male Initiative presents: Boys to Men. Growing Up in my Skin

Friday, February 25 | 3:00 pm

Join us for discussion and community for part a dialogue on masculinity for Black and Latinx men. Facilitated by Karanja Carrol, Gary Dillon, Andrew Lawton, Jael Henry, Jamel Hudson. In partnership with Black Male Initiative, Black and Latinx Studies, the Counseling Center, SEEK, and the Urban Male Leadership Academy. For more information, check out our blog: blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/boystomen. Please note that this is an affinity space for Black and Latinx men. The event will be in-person and dinner is included.

Sponsored by:
Office of Student Life, African Student Association, Black Student Union, National Association of Black Accountants, West Indian Culture Club, Guinean Students Association, Caribbean Student Association, Black Male Initiative at Baruch College, Counseling Center, Department of Black and Latinx Studies, Department of Residence Life, Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program, Urban Male Leadership Academy Scholars Program, Office of Communications

For more information contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@baruch.cuny.edu.

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