With performances, panel discussions, films, social gatherings and more, Northwestern is celebrating African, African American and Caribbean peoples, cultures, and histories during Black History Month. Organized annually by African American Student Affairs (AASA), Black History Month celebrations at Northwestern began in January with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and will continue through February. Below is a list of just a few of the upcoming events that AASA is providing as part of its yearly programming.



Upcoming Events:


  • Dining with Dynamos February 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Celtic Knot, 626 Church Street, Evanston
    • Students will join CBS 2 reporter Dorothy Tucker '77 to hear about her career success and expand their professional networks.
  • Jabulani: The African Students Association's Annual Culture Show February 21, 6 p.m., Louis Room in Norris University Center
    • A celebration of cultures featuring fashion, music and free food.
  • Hollywood Shuffle: A Critical Discussion on the Representation of Women of Color in Film and Television February 23, 7 to 9 p.m., Wildcat Room in Norris University Center
    • Graduate students and Chicago-area performers take part in a panel discussion about this important issue from an academic and critical standpoint.
  • Whistling Vivaldi Book Talk
    • February 24, noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Chicago campus (exact location TBD)
    • February 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Evanston campus (exact location TBD)
      • Author Claude Steele will discuss his research on the negative impact of stereotype threat and active ways that stereotype threat can be diminished at Northwestern.


For a complete list of Black History Month events at Northwestern, visit African American Student Affairs.

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