Black African Heritage Month 2019

Black/African Heritage Month

Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources and African and African American Studies presents George Mason’s Black/African Heritage Month 2019.  The theme for this month is The Awakening: Alive. Aware. Awake. and the programs will be centered on consciousness and awareness. We are committed to learning, engaging, realizing the dreams of our ancestors. Questions? Email bblake5@gmu.edu.

 Thank you for visiting odime.gmu.edu/BAHM for a full list of events from other departments and student organizations!

Black/African Heritage Month Calendar

Signature Black/African Heritage Month 2019 Events

Stay Woke Silent Party: Kickoff Event

January 31st, 2019 at 10:00PM-1:00 AM

HUB Ballroom

STAY WOKE! As we end the MLK Commemoration: Dream and Nightmares: We Must Speak. Let us be reminded that we cannot afford to be silent or ‘asleep’ in the face of injustice, hence our Stay Woke Silent Party! Join us at the Kickoff event as we countdown to February 1st! There will be snacks, sounds provided by Live Life Silent Headphones, and family-style fun and games for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Annual Black Excellence Gala

February 22, 2019 at  6:00pm

Johnson Center, DewberryHall

Description: The Black Excellence Gala is an annual event that highlights the academic achievements and talents of the Students, Faculty and Allies on the campus of George Mason University. 400 Mason community members will gather in Dewberry Hall to celebrate the closing of Black/African Heritage Month through food, music, and empowerment. The theme and attire for this event is A Trip to the Ancestral Plain. Dressing in white is encouraged.

Sponsored by University Life, Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Recourses & African and African American Studies

 

 

Legacies and Lineage: An Awakening Discussion of African Ancestries

February 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were taken from their home continent to the East Coast ports of the United States. With their capture, Africans were stripped of their identity, names, and religion. In an effort to connect Mason students and Staff back to their African Lineage, the African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, and Caribbean Student Association have collaborated with AfricanAncestry.com to conduct 10 DNA tests. Company CEO Gina Paige will be speaking with us on campus to explore the results. Join us and you may be selected to have a free AfricanAncestry.com DNA test done!

Sponsored by African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Association & Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources

 

 

Partner Black/African Heritage Month 2019 Events

NCPH Step Show

February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Center for the Arts

Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council

Black World AIDS Day

February 7, 2019, all day

Johnson Center, Kiosk

Sponsored by Student Support and Advocacy

Forgotten Heroes: Black Muslim History

February 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Johnson Center, George’s

Sponsored by Access Islam

BSA Fashion Show: Heart, Body, Mind & Soul

February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

African Dance Workshop

February 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Location TBD

Sponsored by International Student Programs (OIPS)

Black Spirit Fest

February 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM

SUB I, Patriots’ Lounge

Sponsored by Black Mason

George Mason Homecoming Basketball Game

February 23,2019 at 4:00 PM

Eagle Bank Arena

Black Panther Event

February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Johnson Center, George’s

Sponsored by XRoads