Black African Heritage Month 2018


Black African Heritage Month Calendar

Signature Black African Heritage Month 2018 Events

AfroPunk Kickback Midnight Breakfast

January 31, 2018

Dewberry Hall

10:00 PM- 1:00 AM

Come and #kickback with your crew at the # …A breakfast buffet will be served from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM. This event will be held at Dewberry North and you will get a parting gift to help spread the word around Mason about Black/African Heritage Month (BAHM). This years theme will be combatting the #MythOfTheMonolith. There is a false narrative globally that pretends that there are only a few ways to identify as Black and/or African but we know there is no wrong way! #freetobeme #BlackGirlMagic #BlackBoyJoy #ReclaimingmyTime

Sponsored Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education



Trap Yoga with Michael Watson

February 8th, 2018

SUB I, Patriot’s Lounge

7:00 PM

Stop & wiggle with it! ODIME is hosting TrAp YoGa where you can stretch it out to today’s hottest rap and R&B. Michael Watson will be your host as you surrender to the traditional yoga poses while popular music bumps in the background. Bring your most colorful leggings, friends, and a yoga mat. #NamastayBlack #TrapYoga #MythOfTheMonolith


Sponsored Black Student Alliance and Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education



Ain’t I A Feminist with Dr. Michelle Allen

February 12, 2018

Johnson Center, Room C

12:00 PM

You gon’ learn today from Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education’s very own Dr. Michelle M. Allen. Dr. Allen has been with ODIME since the Fall and will be discussing her dissertation which examines the critical geographies for women who live at the intersection of marginalized racial, gender, and sexual identities using Critical Race Feminism, Black Feminist Thought, and Cultural Studies as a theoretical framework. Her innovative use of podcasting, memoir, and storytelling is as refreshing as it is informative. Join us for Ain’t I A Feminist as we boldly claim space, amplify voice, center marginalized identities!

Sponsored Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education



Black Excellence Gala

February 23, 2018

Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

7:00 PM

The AfroPunk Theme will carry us into the 2018 Black Excellence Gala. This formal, black-tie event will be held in Dewberry Hall. Prepare for an evening of mystery, culture, and celebration. Register fast! This event always sells out. Want a guaranteed spot, contact/visit to volunteer (more information to come).#BlackExcellenceGala #freetobeme #BlackGirlMagic #BlackBoyJoy #ReclaimingmyTime

Sponsored by Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Educatio



HyperBole Youth Poetry Slam with Split This Rock

February 24, 2018

Harris Theatre, then Johnson Center, Meeting Rooms

7:00 PM


Come and join in the kiosk to spread the word about the 2018 Hyperbole, the largest individual poetry slam for high-school and college students in the Mid-Atlantic region! This 5th Annual event starts in Harris Theatre and then move various Johnson Center where activism breakout sessions and slam poetry competition will take place, leading to the Grand Slam Finals. The winner of the Competition will win a scholarship!#freetobeme #BlackGirlMagic #BlackBoyJoy #ReclaimingmyTime


Sponsored by School of Conflict Resolution (SCAR), Student Involvement, Patriot Activity Board, and Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education