Black History Month | Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Kent State University

Kent State University celebrates Black History Month 2018 with a full schedule of events and programming. Connect with Kent State on social media using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonthKENT. 


February 2
WOKE Woken Beauty Workshop
4 – 7 P.M.. SMC, KSC 206

Self Care

February 5
Sister Circle Words to my Sister
SMC Lounge 6 – 8 P.M..

February 6
Black Femme Collective Guest Speaker
7 P.M.. TBA

February 7
Black United Students Become at One
with Yourself Self Care Mass Meeting
7 P.M.. ORH Multipurpose Room

February 8
SMC Soup and Substance: Mental
Health in our Community
3 – 5 P.M.. SMC Lounge

RASP Research and Innovation Forum
4 – 6 P.M.. KSC Balcony

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. LEGACY: Look
into the History of Black Fraternities and the
Pioneers That Are Apart of Them
7 P.M.. ORH Multipurpose Room

February 9
LGBTQ Film Night
1:30 – 3:30 P.M.. KSC 024

February 10
Center for Pan-African Culture: African Poetry
and the African Canadian Experience.
12 – 2 P.M.. ORH 250


February 12
Women’s Center STIgma: The truth
about Sexually Transmitted Infections
6 P.M. Williamson House

February 13
Women’s Center Let’s Talk Lunch: Women
of Color in the Workplace - The “Concrete
Ceiling” vs. the “Glass Ceiling”
12 P.M.. Williamson House

February 14
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. & Alpha Psi
Lambda Valentines Day Speed Dating Event
7 P.M.. TBD

February 15
WOKE Kolored, Love and Relationships Workshop
6 – 8 P.M.. SMC, KSC 206

February 16
Women’s Center Feminist Friday
12 P.M. Williamson House

For the Culture

February 19
MEN & Sister Circle Relationship Panel
6 – 8 P.M.. SMC Lounge

February 20
LGBTQ Round Table Discussion
3 – 4 P.M.. KSC 024

Women’s Center Where do Black
Women Go to Cry?
6 P.M.. Williamson House

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. & Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc. Black Business Expo
7 P.M.. ORH Multipurpose Room

February 21
CPAC Institute for African American Affairs
Lunch & Learn presentation: Dr. Christa Porter
12 – 1 P.M.. 127C ORH

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
& Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Battle of the Sexes
7:20 P.M.. SMC Lounge

February 22
SALSA Discussion of racism in our community
5:30 P.M.. SMC

Black United Students
Keynote Speaker Amanda Seales
7 P.M.. Kiva

February 23
WOKE The Black Unsung, Guest
Speaker Professor Eugene Shelton,
4 – 7 P.M.. SMC KSC 206

Black United Students and Focus on the Future
For the Culture Game Night
7 – 10 P.M.. ORH Multipurpose Room


February 27
MEN “Black Expressions”
6 – 8 P.M.. Rathskeller

February 28
SMC “Black Excellence: Its in Our Ancestry”
SMC lounge 3-P.M.

Textures “Black Hair Story”
7 P.M.. KSC Ballroom


If you have any questions or need more information about events please feel free to contact Mike Daniels, Student Multicultural Center Program Coordinator, at or (330) 672-7865.