This Black History Month, Trinity University’s Black Student Union (BSU) is launching an exciting month of programming.
From collaborative workshops and spoken word poetry performances to service projects and parties, programs occurring over the month aim to showcase black culture on campus.
Events range from student-specific to open to the general public. If you can’t attend in person, watch the action throughout the month on Instagram and Snapchat. You can also keep an eye out for weekly BSU editorials in the Trinitonian, web stories and videos on Black Tigers past and present, and even Instagram features on current students.
All Black Everything Party
February 2, 2019: 10pm-2am / Lush Rooftop
Open to all students, this event is meant to replicate similar events thrown by Black fraternities and sororities on other campuses as a fun introduction into the rest of Black History Month. This is also an opportunity for Trinity Greeks to collaborate with BSU in creating more diversity-conscious environments.
Workshop with Trinity Diversity Connection
February 5, 2019: 7:30-8:30PM / Waxahachie Room, Trinity Campus
Open to all students, this workshop will help the Trinity campus understand what it means to be Black at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), and how to alleviate some of the pressures Black students face on campus. The workshop will provide people with tools to combat their own behaviors as well as those seen in classrooms and social settings. This workshop aims to celebrate Blackness by actively providing non-Black people with the skills to fight for and promote safe spaces.
BSU Movie Showing
February 8th, 2019: 5-7PM
Spoken Word: A Love Letter to Black Folks
February 14, 2019: 6-8PM / Skyline, Trinity Campus
Open to the public, BSU will host Kai Davis in its annual Spoken Word event, held on Feb. 14 to symbolize a love letter from Kai Davis to Blackness.
February 16th: 12-4PM / TBA
In collaboration with the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) BSU will host an off-campus service project.
Soul Food Rent Party
February 19, 2019: 7:20-8:30 / Fiesta Room, Trinity Campus
BSU’s annual Soul Food Rent Party is a party aimed to celebrate Blackness by highlighting “soul food” and recreating the joy of rent parties. BSU may hold a fee for this event as a means of raising money for BSU.
Night At The Apollo
February 22, 2019: 6:30-7:30PM / Skyline, Trinity Campus
Harlem’s Apollo Theater is, debatably, one of the most prominent links to most Black artists. It plays an important cultural role in many Black communities, particularly those interested in performing arts. BSU hopes to recreate this event to create a space for all students to showcase their talents as well as relax and enjoy the talents of others. Cash prizes will be given and memories will be made.
BHM Showcase: For The Culture
February 27, 2019: 7-9PM / Laurie Auditorium, Trinity Campus
BSU’s annual showcase is more educationally focused this year, with a critical analysis of the diversity of the African Diaspora. There will be an array of performers and a storyline that examines Black culture across the world.