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SDSU Black History Month celebrations announcement featuring a photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. SDSU Black History Month celebrations announcement featuring a photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SDSU Celebrates Black History Month with In-person, Virtual Events

The campus invites the community to participate in events scheduled throughout February.
By Melissa Porter

Throughout Black History Month, organizations across San Diego State University — including the Black Resource Center, the Department of Africana Studies and various Black student organizations — will host a range of virtual and in-person events.

The month-long celebration includes lectures, dialogue sessions and film screenings to honor the rich history and contributions of Black people in America. 

Schedule of Events
Black Advocacy in San Diego
Thursday, Feb. 3
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Join the One SDSU Community, Black Resource Center, and Center for Intercultural relations for an interactive panel featuring local Black activists. Panelists will discuss their experiences as activists and engage with the audience during a Q&A session.

The Department of Africana Studies presents: Dr. Julius W. Garvey, M.D. — #JUSTICE4GARVEY: Redeeming an African Hero: The Life, Legacy, and Exoneration of Marcus Garvey.
Thursday, Feb. 3 
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
For more information, visit

African American Mentoring Program
Tuesday, Feb. 15 
11a.m. – noon 
AAMP seeks to enhance graduate students’ professional growth, self-awareness, self-confidence, cultural responsiveness, and historical presence. AAMP is committed to being a source for connecting students with community resources, faculty mentors, and peers that identify and can relate to their experiences in higher education.

Stacy Dyson Poetry Event
Thursday, Feb. 17 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Poet, Stacy Dyson, is the featured artist for this event. SDSU students will also have the opportunity to share spoken word and other open mic artistry.

Movie Night: “Dark Girls”
Thursday, Feb. 17
7 – 9 p.m.
Students are invited to the BRC to watch a movie and have a discussion on colorism within the Black community. 

SDSU Womens Basketball Game
Saturday, Feb. 19 
1 – 3 p.m.
“Together We Rise for Black History.” This basketball game will have a special halftime show featuring performances to honor Black History Month.

Paint Talks
Monday, Feb. 21
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Paint Talks is a space to connect with the community and express yourself through art and discussion.

Blackness is Queerness
Tuesday, Feb. 22 
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Come paint with us! Students will have the opportunity to paint a character/trans icon from the show, POSE, and learn about important Black, queer figures.

Let the Poet Speak (Spoken Word Event)
Sunday, Feb. 27 
3 – 5 p.m.
Let the Poets Speak is an annual event and fundraiser for the San Diego Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). The event connects artists, small businesses, and helping professionals to promote wellness in the community. This year, the ABPsi wants to give local artists and students the opportunity to see themselves on a big stage for an important cause; Mental Health awareness and the celebration of Black History Month.

BRC Birthday
Monday, February 28 
Noon – 2 p.m.
Celebrate the fourth year of the establishment of the Black Resource Center and its impact and contribution to Black students at SDSU.

For more information on Black History Month programming, visit the Black Resource Center website and follow the center on Instagram @sdsubrc.