UND celebrates Black History Month
February events will address topics of women, LGBTQIA+ community in Black history
The University of North Dakota will celebrate February as Black History Month with a variety of events.
“The Black History Month Planning Committee, comprised of students Terra Lindquist, Myra Henderson, Jaedon Hinds, Isaac Balmer and Sarah Olson decided on the theme of Black HERstory, celebrating Black women’s impact throughout history,” said Stacey Borboa-Peterson, director of Student Diversity & Inclusion. “Student Diversity & Inclusion is excited to engage in conversations around intersectional feminism. We hope students, faculty, and staff are able to find time to take part in these important events.”
Events are sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion and UND Student Life. They are free and open to the public, except for the UND Dining theme meal.
The celebration begins with a Black HERstory Month Forum, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in 201 Memorial Union. Conversations will center around Black feminism, culture, identity and celebration. It’s an opportunity to connect with other students, learn about Black history, find community and celebrate identity.
QTPOC (Queer & Trans People of Color) Voices is a space to provide community, support, and advocacy for students of color who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. This is an opportunity to talk about shared experiences, ask questions, get access to support resources, and more.
Student Diversity & Inclusion and Student Athlete Support Services will sponsor and celebrate Black HERstory Month with a soul food dinner. Play some trivia!