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Black History Month Events


Black History Month - Marist 2023

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is excited to share this year’s list of Black History Month events hosted by different Offices on campus. This year’s great lineup includes events on food, music, dance, history, fashion, and panel discussions. Join us as we celebrate Black cultures and learn about Black experiences from different parts of the world.

As you will see, some events are co-sponsored. The ODEI encourages such collaboration and partnerships. In the future, when the ODEI is fully established, we will coordinate the scheduling and announcements of these events well in advance. We do not have the final dates for some events on the list. The ODEI will provide additional information as the dates are finalized. 

Please note that February 20th is World Day of Social Justice.

The True Black History Museum 
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Venue: Murray Student Center River Rooms SC3102-3105
To learn more about the exhibit, please visit:
Kofi-Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble 
Date: Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Venue: The Cabaret 
Kofi-Sankofa Drums and Dance Ensemble will highlight African drums and dance. Kofi and Sankofa’s African Drum Performance will create a feeling of an indigenous village where everyone gets involved.
Contact: Center for Multicultural Affairs

A Hip-Hop and High Fashion: Evening with Emil Wilbekin 
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 6 – 7 p.m.
Venue: Murray Student Center 3101
RSVP to before February 14 7 p.m.
Contact: John Bartlett, Director, Fashion Program

Ebola and COVID-19: Reflections on Epidemics, race, and public health in the Early 21st Century. 
Dr. Ismail Rashid, Vassar College
Date: Wednesday, February 22, Time: TBA
Venue: Hancock 2023
Contact Dr. Fungisai Musoni, Director, African Diaspora Program Dept of History 

Black History Month Alumni Panel: Life After Marist
Date: Monday, February 27 or Tuesday, February 28, Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
Contact: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Valley Café Menu curated to celebrate Black History Month
Date/Time: TBA
Venue: Dining Hall
Contact: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Center for Multicultural Affairs
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Student Activities
Music Department
History Department
Fashion Program
African Diaspora Program
Student Programming Council, Black Student Union, and Student Activities


Edward P. Antonio, PhD
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tel: 845-575-3340 

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