Cabrini University is celebrating Black History Month with a month-long series of discussions and activities that will showcase Black talent and culture, while also gathering the community to examine Black history, its champions for justice, and its connections to the present day.
“Understanding American history is one of the most powerful tools we have to combat the inequities of the present moment,” said José Rodriguez, Chief Diversity Officer. “I’m proud of this wide range of programming produced by our Cabrini community to encourage a better understanding of the contributions of our past and present members from our Black/African American communities.”
Events will be both virtual and in-person and will highlight Black art, music, and creativity, while examining issues of faith, injustice, violence, and racism. The month’s programming is a community-wide effort by the Office of University Diversity Initiatives (OUDI), the Black Student Union, Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL), the Holy Spirit Library, various academic departments, and Cabrini Athletics, among others.
“Cabrini’s faculty, staff, and students are engaged in conversations to promote the healing that needs to happen in the country, particularly after the events of last summer and the impact of COVID,” said Chioma Ugochukwu, PhD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Black History Month has always been seen nationally as an opportunity to shed light on the challenges and struggles of African Americans, but beyond that, this month is also important to highlight the achievements of African Americans.”
The full and detailed listing of Black History Month events is available on the OUDI website.