Black History Month Events

Feb. 4, 2014 – “Hidden Colors” Film Screening
6 p.m. | College Hall, Room 104

The film, “Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” is a documentary by Tariq Nasheed that discusses black history and why it has been left out of the American curricula.  A facilitated group discussion and refreshments will follow the screening of this film.  If you have any questions, please email

Feb. 6, 2014 – The Trayvon Martin Case: Was Justice Served?
5-6 p.m. | Law School, Room 204

The Black Law Students Association of the Duquesne University School of Law invites you to join us for a panel discussion: “The Trayvon Martin Case: Was Justice Served?” The panel discussion will be moderated by Elliot Howsie, Esq., Allegheny County Public Defender.  A reception will be held immediately following the program.  Please RSVP to Robin Connors at 412.396.6186 or

Feb. 8, 2014 – Chuck Cooper Classic Doubleheader & Tailgate
5:30 p.m. | A.J. Palumbo Center (back gym)

After the Duquesne Dukes (men) play George Mason in the CONSOL Energy Center, the Black Student Union and the Ebony Women for Social Change will be hosting a tailgate and “blacking out” the Palumbo Center for the Lady Dukes game against Dayton University. There will be food, games, prizes and a free t-shirt for all attendees!  If you have any questions, please email

Feb. 11, 2014 – Black Love Day Celebration and Awards Ceremony
7 p.m. | Africa Room

This year’s Black Love Day Celebration will feature an awards ceremony honoring outstanding African-American women within Duquesne University’s campus community. Come enjoy a catered dinner, beautiful performances and inspirational words from two professional life counselors and Rev. Diane Hearn from the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. An RSVP is required to attend. Email to RSVP.

Feb. 19, 2014 – It Takes a Village:  Networking Dinner
6 p.m. | Africa Room

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a networking event that will feature a catered dinner and a keynote speaker.  Faculty, staff, students and select community leaders will be invited to network with members of the Black Student Union, Collegiate 100 of Duquesne University, NAACP-Duquesne Chapter, the Ebony Women for Social Change, Black Greek Council, Multicultural Program Advisory Council, Union of African Students, Caribbean Student Association, Black Law Student Association and many other students on campus.  You must RSVP to attend this event.  Email to RSVP.  Limited seating.

Feb. 21, 2014 – Black Out Party
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Union Ballroom

All black attire, all lights out! Ebony Women: Women for Social Change and the Black Student Union will be hosting this year’s Black Out Party in honor of Black History Month. This year’s party will feature DJ Maria Romano and shuttle service will be provided for CMU, Pit, and Carlow Students. Bring your friends and be ready to have a good time.  If you have any questions, please email

Feb. 25, 2014 – Collegiate 100 Pinning Ceremony
6-7:30 p.m. | Africa Room

The Collegiate 100 of Duquesne University is an auxiliary unit of the 100 Black Men of Western PA.  Come join faculty, students, staff and community leaders as the second cohort of men are inducted into the Collegiate 100 of Duquesne University.  The mission of the Collegiate 100 is to nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young African American males.  A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.  To RSVP, please email  Limited seating.

Feb. 26, 2014 – Tolerance Tea (Ebony Women, NAACP, BSU)
Noon – 2 p.m. | Office of Multicultural Affairs, Duquesne Union, Room 105

On the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder, Ebony Women: Women for Social Change is inviting all students to sign a pledge to be tolerant and accepting of students that are culturally different. We invite the campus to join as one body and embrace the duty we have to respecting one another and not judging others by their physical appearance.  If you have any questions, please email