Kent State University celebrates Black History Month 2020 with a full schedule of events and programming. Connect with Kent State on social media using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonthKENT. 


2020 Events and Programs

February 4

Dance Across Cultures

6-8 p.m.

306 ABC, Kent Student Center

  • Sponsored by: Barefeet Dance Troupe

 

February 5

Black United Students Mass Meeting

7-9 p.m.

Room 250, Oscar Ritchie Hall

  • Sponsored by: Black United Students

 

February 6

Double Victory: African Americans in WWII By Kate Fitzgerald, National WWII Museum

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Live-streamed to Geauga - Clark Commons

Twinsburg Academic Center, Rooms 113/115

  • Sponsored by: Twinsburg Academic Center and Geauga Campus

 

Soup & Substance

3-5 p.m.

Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

  • Sponsored by: Student Multicultural Center

 

February 7

Film Friday

2-4 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Center, Kent Student Center 024

  • Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center

 

February 11

Sojourner Truth: Featuring a dramatic recreation of the life of Ida B. Wells by a performer from Women in History Ohio

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Clark Commons

  • Sponsored by: Geauga Campus

 

February 13

Ida B. Wells featuring a dramatic recreation of the life of Sojourner Truth by a performer from Women in History Ohio

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Twinsburg Academic Center, Rooms 113/115

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Round Table Discussion

2-3 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Center, Kent Student Center 024

  • Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center

 

Don't Touch my Hair

7 p.m.

Student Multicultural Center Lounge, Kent Student Center 206

  • Sponsored by: Textures

 

February 14

Love Lottery

7 p.m.

Ballroom, Kent Student Center

  • Sponsored by: Black United Students

 

February 15

Black History Month 50th Commemoration and Keynote

4-8 p.m.

Cartwright Hall Auditorium

  • Sponsored by: Kent State University Black Alumni Association

 

February 19

What's The Tea? Hour: Natural Hair, Don't Care

2:30 pm

Trumbull Tech Building, Room 113

Join us as we discuss the Natural Hair Movement. Voice your opinions and foster understanding of racial and cultural groups in our community. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Sponsored by:Trumbull Campus

 

Race in the Rainbow: Cultural Competency 101

3:30-4:30 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Center, Kent Student Center 024

  • Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center

 

February 20

Art To Go - Art from West and Central Africa By The Cleveland Museum of Art

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Twinsburg Academic Center, Rooms 113/115

  • Sponsored by: Twinsburg Academic Center

 

Breast Oasis and Bra Give-a-way

5-7 p.m.

Williamson House

  • Sponsored by: Epsilon Mu, Akron and Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta, and The Links of Portage County

 

February 25

Where to Black Women Go To…?

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Williamson House

  • Sponsored by: Women’s Center

 

Diversity in Nursing Association Meeting

7:30 p.m.

Room 201, Henderson Hall 

  • Sponsored by: Diversity in Nursing Association

 

February 27

Art To Go - Art from West and Central Africa By The Cleveland Museum of Art

12:05 – 1:00 pm

Geauga - Clark Commons

  • Sponsored by: Geauga Campus​​​​​​​

 

Horror Noire: A Shudder Original

Showings: 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm

Trumbull Lecture Hall B (Classroom/Administrative Building)

  • Sponsored by: Trumbull Campus​​​​​​​

 

Curlhood: Healing Trauma through Hair

7 p.m.

Room 250, Kent Student Center

Student Multicultural Center Lounge, KSC 206

  • Sponsored by: Textures

Information/Questions

If you have any questions or need more information about events please feel free to contact Shana Lee, Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership at slee@kent.edu or 330-672-8582.