Black History Month Calendar of Events as the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement

Jan 18, 2016 | Kristi Lynch

During the month of February, the University of Dubuque’s Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and the Black Student Union will co-host and encourage participation in a calendar of events celebrating Black History Month.


The following events are free and open to the public:

Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.

Bridging the Gap: A Conversation on the Black Diaspora in America
Facilitated by: Mary Gatua, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Clarke University
Music Lab 304A, Heritage Center


Friday, February 5-7, 4:00 p.m.

11th Annual Ebony Weekend Conference

Participants will explore other cultures and discuss the problematic ideology of color-blindness. For more information visit:

Hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville


Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturer: Senator Lena Taylor

Topic: Commitment to Education

Blades Chapel


Thursday, February 11, 9:00 p.m.

Comedy Duo: Frangela

Sponsored by: Student Activities Board

Knapp Stage, Cyber Café, Heritage Center


Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.

Black Love

An attempt to define what black love is, and to dismiss the portrayal of black love portrayed on reality television. 
Facilitated by: Black Student Union
Music Lab 304A, Heritage Center


Friday, February 19, 11:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Businesses For Us By Us (BFUBU)

This event is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn about minority businesses from Dubuque as well as The Greater Tri-State Area, and gain insight into the unique experiences of minority business owners. Our hope is to provide the platform for exchanging stories, ideas, and building community among participants.

2nd Floor Hallway, Heritage Center


Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.

Soul Food Dinner

Blades Chapel


Friday, February 26, 9:00 p.m.

DJ Battle Party

Featuring: DJ Malicious and DJ Boobah

Hosted at Courtside