Array of Events Mark Black History Month at LMU

STUDENT AFFAIRS | Loyola Marymount University will celebrate Black History Month 2020 with panels, films, speakers and seminars.

“As our students seek to better understand who they are and who they will become,” said Nate Sessoms, director of the Office of Black Student Services, “it’s beneficial for all of them to engage in the campus’ celebration of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, while also recognizing the central role of Blacks in U.S. history.”

The Office of Black Student Services and the Ethnic and Intercultural Services Department have lined up an array of happenings to touch on a number of issues and concerns. Among the events are: a Black Family Trivia Game Night on Feb. 6 in the VDA Welcome Center; Black Heritage Poetry Night on Feb. 12 in the Living Room; Professor Adilifu Nama will talk about his book “I Wonder U: How Prince Went Beyond Race and Back” on Feb. 13; an excursion to the Pan African Film Festival happens on Feb. 15; the unveiling of the Hank Gathers statue in front of Gersten Pavilion on Feb. 29; and more.

See the full schedule here.