Africana Studies

Black History Month 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:00pm

Virtual Events (See info below)


Please join the Department of Africana Studies and other groups across campus as we celebrate our first Virtual Black History Month. Our theme this year CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE: RESILIENCY & CREATIVITY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE honors the legacy and future of the black community.


Black History Month 2021 Calendar of  Events Updated: 2/8/2021

Schedule of Events (Updated: 2/8/2021)

MONDAY, 2/1/2021

BHM Kickoff: Celebrating the Legacy- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Presented by: Dr. Cedric Hackett, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies
ZOOM ID: 847 9467 7693

TUESDAY: 2/2/2021

Pride Center: Lavender Takeover Black Queer and Trans Fashion
ZOOM ID: 898 2163 8260
Password: pride

WEDNESDAY: 2/3/2021

Pride Center: Queerations
Earring Making with West -- From Bonghitsforalgernon
ZOOM ID: 811 2850 8327
Password: pride

FRIDAY: 2/5/2021

University Library/Bradley Center: Afro-Tradition, Environmental Racism, and Black Place-Making in Mexico
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion with Ebony Bailey, Jayson Maurice Porter and Meztli Yoalli Rodriguez
Register for this ZOOM session

WEDNESDAY: 2/10/2021

Black Student Leadership Council (BSLC) and USU: WELCOME BLACK
ZOOM ID: 894 15095586
Password: 812075

THURSDAY: 2/11/2021

Career Center: Tech Fest
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Register for this Event.

FRIDAY: 2/12/2021

Africana Studies: Healthy Love: Connecting Black  Panel Discussion with Dr. Khaleah and Therapist Eve Marie Ford
ZOOM ID: 882 9241804

MONDAY: 2/15/2021

The Black House & WISDOM: Don’t Touch My Hair
Guests: Mixed Chicks CEO, Kim Etheredge and Stylist, LaRae Buress
ZOOM ID: 873 0645 1570

TUESDAY: 2/16/2021

Deaf Studies: Black Deaf Excellence
With Special Guest: Dr. Ernest E. Hairston, ASL/English Interpreter
Hosted by: Ashlea Hayes and Michael Agyin
Register for this Event

Black Student Union (BSU): Elevated Artistry: A Virtual Experience
Location: Instagram @CSUN_BSU
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WEDNESDAY: 2/17/2021

Black Male Scholars (BMS): Building Black Entrepreneurship
Speaker: AFRS Professor Duane Ganther
Register for this Event
ZOOM ID: 876 7176 5851
Password: 516872

WEDNESDAY: 2/17/2021

Pride Center: Queerations
Poetry Workshop with Mandela Msanii
ZOOM ID: 811 2850 8327
Password: pride

THURSDAY: 2/18/2021

The Black House & Africana Studies: Black Faces in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM)
Discussing what it means to be Black in STEAM by changing the narrative of Black professionals , and resources for students on campus.
ZOOM ID: 595 692 5374

TUESDAY: 2/23/2021

Black Faculty & Staff (BFSA) Meet and Greet
ZOOM ID: (Sent by invitation from BFSA)

Pride Center: Lavender Takeover Black LGBTQIA+ Activists and History 
ZOOM ID: 898 2163 8260
Password: pride

Deaf Studies: Black Deaf Space in Entertainment
ASL/English Interpreter Provided
Register for this Event

Black Student Union (BSU): Perspectives of Then, Now, and What’s To Come
Presented by the Black Alumni Association (BAA)
Location: Google Meet

WEDNESDAY: 2/24/2021

The Black House, Africana Studies & BMS: Growing Up Hip Hop
Keynote: Miss Diddy LA
Panelists: Dr. Anthony Ratcliff, Arabian Prince, Professor Marq ‘DJ Cli-N-Tel’ Hawkins
ZOOM ID: 595 692 5374

THURSDAY: 2/25/2021

The Black House: Buy Black, Support Black
Come engage with Black entrepreneurs and professionals as we discuss their journeys as business owners and what it means to own a Black business!
ZOOM ID: 595 692 5374

FRIDAY: 2/26/2021

University Counseling (UCS), University Student Union (USU), University Library/Bradley Center & Africana Studies Conversations with Dr. Cornel West
Register for this Zoom Event

Pride Center: Out on Stage

 Accommodations for People with Disabilities

Communication Services (sign language interpreters, note takers, transcribers) are available for these events. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) days in advance. Please contact the Department of Africana Studies via email at: or call (818) 677-3311.