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Office of Multicultural Affairs
phone: (208) 885-7716
fax: (208) 885-9494
TLC 230
875 Peremeter Drive MS 2439
Moscow, ID 83844-2439

Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month was created to celebrate and honor the many achievements and contributions made by African-Americans to the economic, cultural, spiritual and political development of the United States. Beginning in 1926, events were held the second week of February because of their proximity to the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two individuals who dramatically affected the lives of African Americans. 

2015 Black History Month Events

Black History Month Exhibit
Date: February 2-6, 2015
Location: Idaho Commons Free Speech Wall

Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series Guest Speaker: ChE Dr. Olugbenga Famodu (Senior Process Engineer at Intel)
Date: February 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Best Western Gold/Silver
Description: NSBE-UI Dynamic Engineers Lecture Series is an educative, informative and inspiring talk that seeks to transform, motivate and inspire our students on current technology, economic and socio-political milestones championed by our chosen speakers. Dr. Famodu will give a speech "A story of what it takes to be successful (A successful blend of academic and industry experience)".  Dinner will be provided.
Sponsored by: National Society of Black Engineers-UI, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, ESAC, ESPCoR, Idaho NASA Space Grant, and College of Engineering. 

12th Annual Shades of Black: Beauty Is
Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center- formerly, Student Union Building
Description: The Shades of Black Show is a celebration of the different textures and dimensions of the black experience through the Performing Arts.

Politics of Ebola in Africa

Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Vandal Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center- formerly, Student Union Building
Description: Ernest Danjuma Enebi of will address the Ebola response in Africa.
Sponsored by: Martin Institute, Journalism and Mass Media, National Society of Black Engineers-UI, African Student Association and Black Student Union

Film: Dear White People

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre (508 South Main Street Moscow)
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Student Union