Black History Month

We welcome you to attend all of our sponsored events to celebrate the legacy of the Black community here at UR and around the globe. It is our mission that, through these events, the campus community will become more familiar with the history of African Americans at UR, in Virginia, and the rise from slavery to Black excellence. We hope to properly convey the story as well as shed light on a history that is more than slavery but a rich culture that has contributed to the evolution of our country.


February 1-28, 2023

From a Moment to a Movement (Ft. Chelsea Higgs Wise)
February 1st, 7:00-8:00pm
Hosted By: Oliver Hill Scholars Program
Brown Alley Room (3rd fl., Weinstein Hall)


Kick-Off Dinner, featuring Haitian Cuisine
February 7th, 5:00-7:30pm
Heilman Dining Center

Black Queer Joy Comedy Show (Ft. Anthony Oakes) 
February 10th, 7:00-8:00pm in The Current 
Popcorn & Rainbow Cupcakes served


Black Joy (Sponsored By: Equity Summit)
February 17th,  5:00-8:00pm
Tyler Haynes Commons, 3rd fl.


Cultural Kickback
February 21st, 6:00-7:00pm
Multicultural Student Space


Black Excellence Gala
February 25th, 6:30-10:00pm
Jespon Alumni Center
Purchase tickets here