January 21, 2022
22-8

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Black History Month Schedule of Events Released

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University has released its schedule of events for Black History Month in 2022. Black History Month is recognized every February, and Valdosta State University has a group that plans the events each year. Among those who take part in the planning process are the Department of Africana Studies and the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. You can see the entire schedule below. 

Schedule of Events

February 1, 2022​

Event #1: Black History Month Family Affair Cookout 
Sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion and Blazer Dining
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ​
Location: Palms Dining ​

Event #2: Brave Space: The Many Shades of Blackness 
Sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ​
Location: ​ Student Union Meeting Room 1A

February 2, 2022

African American Women & Resistance in Nat Turner's Community
7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 3, 2022​

Telling a Story of Medieval Africa: The Caravans of Gold Project
7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 4, 2022 ​

Event #1: AAMI Spring Orientation ​
Sponsored by African American Male Initiative
1:00pm​
Location: Education Building, Room 1140​

Event #2: Africana Studies Presents First Friday: Black History Month Edition
Sponsored by Africana Studies
Here’s an opportunity for VSU entrepreneurs to promote their business during the First Friday events sponsored by the VSU Africana Studies Program.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm ​
Location: Student Union Ballroom C​

February 5, 2022​

Sankofa Gathering
1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 6, 2022​

Indestructible Souls: Mental Wellness for African-American Men and Boys
7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 7, 2022 ​

Work It! Surviving & Thriving in Higher Education and Professional Services ​
Sponsored by Human Resource & Student Diversity and Inclusion
1:00 pm​
Location: Blazer Grille ​

​February 8, 2022 ​

Grand Opening of the Shannon Center ​for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
ABOUT THE EVENT: The Shannon Center is a physical space on campus for minority population groups to gather. A place where they feel comfortable being their authentic selves. This space is dedicated in the name of the first African American Student Body President Major General Robert Shannon.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ​
Location: The Shannon Center​

February 9, 2022​

Build Black Wealth 2022
6:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 10, 2022​

The Creative Forum: Being a Black Sheep in a Creative Industry​
Sponsored by The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Deep Release, MAG, Collaborators
6:00 pm ​
Location: Student Union Ballroom B

February 11, 2022​

Liquid Gold Sound Online Radio Show
4:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 12, 2022​

A Taste of African Heritage w/more recipes!
1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 13, 2022​

Blackflixs & Chill
8:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 14, 2022​

The Morning Grind Series | Power: Black Women Power Differently
8:00 am
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 15, 2022​

Black History Month Campus Wide Scavenger Hunt ​
Sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion
Get a team of 3 and join us for fun and prizes!
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm ​
Location: Begins in Student Union Rotunda

February 16, 2022​

Event #1: Lift Every Voice & Sing​
Sponsored by Courageous Campus Ministries & Unlimited College Ministry
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ​
Location: Student Union Theater

Event #2: Style & Grace
Sponsored by Natural Sistas VSU
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ​
Location: University Center Magnolia Room

February 17, 2022 ​

Event #1: The Blazer Pitch ​
Sponsored by Career Opportunities and Student Diversity and Inclusion
ABOUT: Future Blazer Entrepreneurs will pitch their business models to local business owners for sound advice. The student with the best model will receive seed money for their business venture.
6:00 pm
Location: SU Heritage Room

Event #2: CNN VETERANS HIGHLIGHT VSU BLACK HISTORY MONTH​
Sponsored by VSU Archives
ABOUT: VSU alum Gwen Sommers Redwine returns to talk about her 40-year career in Journalism and how she became the first female network news anchor to break a major news story! She happened to be African American.
3:00pm​
Location: Odum Library Auditorium

February 18, 2022 

Man2Man Session: Elton Dixon (Enay Coaching) ​
Sponsored by African American Male Initiative
1:30 pm ​
Location: Education Building, Room 1140

​February 19, 2022 ​

Southside Library Boosters, Inc. presents CELEBRATING “History Makers”​
Sponsored by Southside Library Boosters, Inc.
11:00 am ​
Location: McMullen Southside Library 527 Griffin Avenue Valdosta, GA

February 20, 2022​

Black History Month Movie Screening - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am​
3:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 21, 2022​

Maya Washington presents Through the Banks of the Red Cedar
8:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 22, 2022 ​

Fannie Lou Hamer Stage Play ​
Sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion, SGA, Housing and Residence Life, Theater and Arts Department and Copeland African American Museum
7:00 pm ​
Location: Whitehead Auditorium 

Flyer with information on Fannie Lou Hamer stage play

February 23, 2022 ​

Black History Month Celebration
Chef Spotlight
Palms Dining Hall
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday Wind Down ​at The Appletree Café
Sponsored by Africana Studies and Deep Release
Open Mic night for VSU students
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Location: University Center Cypress Room

February 24, 2022​

Building Your Potential and Presence! ​
7:30 am
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 25, 2022​

Black as Night STEM City USA Movie Nights​
10:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 26, 2022​

Speak the Word: online open mic night​
6:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 27, 2022​

Event #1: Black Lotus Project - A Gathering of Black/African Bisexual+ Men​
1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

Event #2: Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter -The Arts! Presents...An Afternoon of Jazz
3:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

Event #3: ARTWALK - Leimert Park Village Live VIRTUAL Experience
12:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Register: Here

February 28, 2022 ​

All White Gala: Celebration of Life and Liberation ​
Sponsored by Student Diversity and Inclusion
7:00pm​
Location: SU Ballrooms 

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