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2023 Black History Month

Black History is American History. 

Black History Month began in 1926 as "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Black History Month provides all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the rich culture, heritage and achievements of black people. When we study and recognize Black History, we study ourselves and our national history.

2023 Events

CMSS Black History Month First Friday 

Friday, Feb 3, 3:00-5:00 CMSS SOGIE, SSC Suite 1312 

Join CMSS as we kick off Black History Month! Join for fellowship and food from Bayou Kitchen. 

Black History Month DEEP Impact Dialogue 

Wednesday Feb 15, 7:00pm in The Union Ballroom 

Dialogue lead by D.E.E.P. Impact Educators. 

Restorative Justice Workshop with Assata Lewis: We Are What We Need 

In Partnership with OSARP 

Wednesday, February 22, 6pm, The Union, Taylor 404 

Join CMSS and OSARP in welcoming Assata Lewis, who will lead a workshop on restorative practices. Please register here:


Black History Month Speaker Ayannah Johnson 

In Partnership with The Honors College 

Thursday, Feb 23, 7 pm, The Union Ballroom  

Join CMSS and The Honors college in welcoming this month’s speaker, Ayannah Johnson! Ayannah is the Senior Director of DEI and Employee Experience at Ampersand. Her role includes working with leaders to ensure they are including equity in decision making, as well as making sure employees feel seen and heard.   

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