Celebrate Black History Month

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On February 1, 2021

2016 Black History Month event

A scene from 2016’s Black History Month Celebration. Photo taken before current COVID-19 guidelines. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

You’re invited to celebrate Black History Month. Campus events are planned throughout February, focusing on the theme of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” Events will include: 

Black History Month Kickoff

11-noon Monday, Feb. 1, in the Havener Center Atrium.

Engage with student organizations and celebrate Black history while supporting an inclusive future. 

“What’s Cookin’”

2-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Diversity House, located at 605 W. 11th St.

Students can join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Student Diversity Initiatives (SDI) for a Black History Month kickoff grab-and-go dinner box while learning more about the cultural programs hosted throughout the month. Registration is required prior to pick-up. 

Book Club

Multiple meetings on Zoom.

Join SDI as the group reads Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot. To join, email Ashley Gordon at akbwfc@mst.edu. Books are provided by SDI and all meetings will be held via Zoom.

I Am Not My Hair

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, online.

During this virtual event, a group of panelists will discuss the challenges and prejudices people of color experience related to a lack of general understanding and sensitivity about textured hair.

NSBE Pre-College Initiative

Feb. 19-20 online

The Pre-College Initiative is a virtual visit program for high school students who may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering. PCI is sponsored by S&T’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and Student Diversity Initiatives. Through information sessions and activities, students can explore career options and gain a better understanding of college life. Registration is required and costs $8, but scholarships are available. For more information, visit sdi.mst.edu/pci

“The Black Family”

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, online

This virtual panel with S&T alumni will discuss the 2021 theme “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

Black History Month and Campus Allies Fair

Thursday, Feb. 25, online

This virtual event will share how on- and off-campus resources can support the Black community through their organization or business services. To sign up to participate, contact Shannon Cox at 573-341-4212 or email sdi@mst.edu

For more information or links to events, visit sdi.mst.edu/upcoming-events or email sdi@mst.edu.  

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