Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of cultural and educational activities across the university, including screenings, performances and lectures, some hosted virtually in addition to being held in-person. Check back throughout the month as more events are added.

New Brunswick

February 2, 5 p.m. Join the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, Inc., along with campus and community partners to celebrate the 2024 Black History Month Annual Showcase. Rutgers Academic Building, 2225, College Ave Campus.

February 5, 9:15 p.m. Join the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students to learn about important Black figures in the history of healthcare. Location TBA.

February 7, 9 p.m. Join Alpha Phi Alpha in celebrating Black History Month at their paint and sip event. Tillet Hall, 204. Livingston Campus.

February 8, 7 p.m. The PRCC's CAPS community-based counselor will guide participants in painting positive affirmations as well as share helpful meditations and visualizations. Program requires a RSVP and is only open to students who are part of the Paul Robeson Living Learning Community. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Busch Campus.

February 19, 9 a.m. The IamCollegebound: College Fair & Youth Summit, hosted for Pre-College Outreach and Upward Bound Math-Science high-school participants and friends, provides dynamic workshops, speakers, and trainings led by Rutgers undergraduates to aid in preparing students for college. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 20, 12 p.m. The Access Week 2024 Student Success forum will bring together faculty and staff from around RU-NB who engage in student support programming for an equity data walk illustrating the outcomes of first-generation, limited-income, and underrepresented student populations. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 20, 5 p.m. Thrive Student Support Services team is hosting a one-hour interactive workshop focused around empowering students identifying and showcasing how their everyday actions and participation in our TRIO programs is a form of advocacy. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 21, 3 p.m. This year's James Dickson Carr Lecture will focus on best practices and student success strategies as well as provide insight to facilitate retention and increase timely degree completion, given by Micere Keels, Associate Professor in Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 22, 12 p.m. The Equity Mindset Workshop Series is a 1-hour workshop designed to enable faculty and staff to move toward an equity mindset approach in student learning and development. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 22, 6 p.m. The Access Week 2024 Alumni Mixer and McNair Research Symposium, co-sponsored by DICE, CES, and the McNair Program at the Zimmerli Museum, will start with a keynote by Devon Pinder, Class of 2023, speaking to his experience of advocacy serving as an elected official and thriving post-graduation. College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room.

February 22, 7 p.m. Join the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and Rutgers Recreation for a night of fun with Beyoncé's co-dance captain Amari Marshall. Amari Marshall, widely recognized for being a lead dancer in Beyoncé's latest tour, Renaissance, and for being in Beyoncé's Renaissance documentary, will guide participants through a dance rehearsal just like she does for Beyoncé. College Ave Gym.

February 23, 8 p.m. Join the Honors College Black Affinity Group for a presentation and discussion on Black liberation movements. Honors College Druskin Lounge, College Avenue Campus. 5 Seminary Place.

February 26, 6:30 p.m. Black Women’s Voices: "Black Creative Collective" – an inspiring event that celebrates the rich tapestry of creativity within the Black community. This event is a dynamic platform for students to engage in various art mediums, fostering a sense of connection, expression, and appreciation for the arts. Kathleen Ludwig Building, Douglass Campus. Registration required.

February 28, 2 p.m. The Center for African Studies and the Mad Rose Foundation invite you to a discussion and Q&A with Azu Nwagbogu, artist, curator, founder and director of African Artists' Foundation. The event takes place at Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public.

February 28, 6:30 p.m. Black Women's Voices: "Celebrating Innovation and Discovery through STEM" invites STEM enthusiasts to embark on a journey of exploration, experimentation, and celebration of Black excellence in the field of science. Students will lead interactive sessions, providing participants with the opportunity to engage in experiments that highlight their passion for discovery and innovation. BEST Hall MPR, Busch Campus. Registration required.

February 29, 6:30 p.m. Black Women's Voices: "Unveiling the Politics & Empowerment of Black Beauty Practices" is a celebration of the rich heritage and creativity of Black women in the realms of beauty and self-expression. Join us for an engaging and empowering experience that explores the intersection of culture, identity, and beauty politics. Our distinguished panelists will delve into the unique challenges and triumphs faced by Black women in the beauty industry. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Busch Campus. Registration required.

February 29, 7:30 p.m. Isaac Davis, writer, director, and president of Icon Pictures, an independent filmmaking agency, will present clips of his recent documentaries while alternately discussing the intersectional lines of investigation that serve as the inspiration for storytelling, artistic decisions, and social impact. AB (West) 2125, College Ave Campus.


February 1, 6 p.m. Please join us for a special event hosted by the Center for Politics and Race in America at Rutgers-Newark led by James Jones and Jacqueline Mattis. Distinguished political commentators Keith Boykin and Clay Cane join for a discussion about their newest books seeking to fill a critical gap in our understanding of America’s political landscape. 15 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

February 5, 11:30 a.m. Celebrate the kickoff to BHM & gain awareness about our variety of Student Organizations. PRCC Student Street.

February 5, 12 p.m. Join us for the first installment of the Humanizing The "Other" Lecture Series with White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality with Sheryll Cashin.

February 7, 2:30 p.m. Show your support for small Black business owners in the greater Newark area during the Black Business Showcase. Smith Hall 240.

February 8, 7 p.m. Connect with other students, and get ready to level up with OAS's interactive game night. PRCC Monmouth Room.

February 8, 8 p.m. Join us as New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey talks about the launch of her new super-hot sports romance duology with a rom-com about a bad boy professional athlete who falls for his biggest fan in her new book Fangirl Down. Online event. Registration required.

February 12, 11:30 a.m. OVA, along with the IRC, will host a fireside chat with military-connected students past and present, focusing on their Black identity. 48 New St, Room 214.

February 14, 2:30 p.m. Dive into an exploration of different art works by Black artists at RU-N at the Mini Art Museum. PRCC Dance Theater.

February 15, 6 p.m. Mingle and compete in a friendly competition amongst RU-N students at HASAR Game Night. Hill Hall 105.

February 17, 9:30 a.m. The 2024 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, La Fuerza de las Voces Negras: Afrolatinidades en las Americas; The Power of Black Voices: Afrolatin Identities in the Americas, features esteemed speakers Ariana Curtis, Tanya K. Hernandez, Nodia Mena and Lorgia Garcia Pena. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark Campus. Registration required.

February 20, 4 p.m. You’re invited to join us as we talk to New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book, a book that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole. Online event. Registration required.

February 20, 6 p.m. Join Express Newark for the opening of five newly commissioned art installations inspired by the 60th anniversary of the acclaimed book "Blues People: Negro Music in White America" by writer, poet and political activist Leroi Jones, who later renamed himself Amiri Baraka. Express Newark, free admission.

February 21, 6 p.m. Meet Black photographers from around the state/Newark as they discuss their unique experiences and the importance of Black photography. PRCC Essex.

February 22, 5 p.m. As we kick off 2024, please join friends of Schools That Can and esteemed higher education leaders as they revisit an engaging conversation on the future of higher education with Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers-Newark, and John B. King, Jr., Chancellor of the State University of New York. Online event. Registration required.

February 22, 6 p.m. Attend our all-Black networking event where panelists discuss their experiences within a variety of industries. PRCC Essex.

February 24, 3 p.m. Join the Black Organization of Students to learn about the cultural milestone of the Conklin Hall Takeover as current and past leadership reflect on the 55th anniversary. PRCC Essex.

February 26, 6 p.m. Explore the historical influences on Black family structures, and engage with our expert panelists during The Black Professionals Network's mixer event. PRCC Essex.

February 28, 2:30 p.m. Join NABA in their second annual cookout in the community at RBS! RBS 342.


February 5, 4:30 p.m. Join the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Department of Africana Studies for the annual Black History Month Ida B. Wells lecture and kickoff event. This year we welcome Susan L. Taylor, a bestselling author of four books, and editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence. Campus Center Multipurpose Room, registration required.

February 6, 12:45 p.m. Professor Wendell Marsh discusses his work, Black Liberation Philology: Shaykh Musa Kamara and the Fate of the Humanities, which addresses the entanglement of Islam, Blackness, and modernity in the wake of the Atlantic slave trade and European colonization of Africa. Campus Center Executive Meeting Room.

February 7, 7 p.m. Student Academic Success, in partnership with the Nu Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporation, will be hosting a talk titled: Alpha Phi Alpha: Our History Is Black History. The event will be held in the Raptor Roost and dinner will be served.

February 19, 11:20 a.m. Join the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) for a master class led by Carrie Teresa Isard, who will discuss the impact of actresses Hattie McDaniel, Fredi Washington, and Eslanda Robeson who were all considered Hollywood royalty in the 1930s. Campus Center West AB, registration required.

February 22, 12:45 p.m. Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis will discuss a growing demographic in the United States, the Afro-Latino/Hispanic American. Expanding understanding about some of the systemic challenges that have rendered this group marginally invisible, this conversation will focus on highlighting this group’s advocacy efforts to challenge U.S. identity politics in terms of identity and representation. Campus Center Multipurpose Room, registration required.

February 22-24. The Black German Heritage & Research Association in Africana Studies at Rutgers University-Camden and the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice are pleased to invite you to celebrate the Seventh International Conference. Online event. Registration required.

February 29, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a panel conversation moderated by Anika “Niki” Hawkins, vice president of community engagement and strategic partnerships for 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, focused on the influence and impact of Black Americans on local and national television and how they have navigated a changing media landscape. Registration required.