Humboldt State University is celebrating Black History & Liberation Month with a series of events, including a lecture by Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, and an open house to celebrate the MultiCultural Center’s 25th Anniversary.
(Please note tickets for Burke’s talk on Sunday, Feb. 3 are sold out).
Burke is a civil rights activist who has dedicated more than 25 years to social justice. She started “Me Too” in 2007, 10 years before the viral #MeToo hashtag campaign, to help women of color who have been sexually assaulted and abused. She’s now the Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity.
HSU’s MultiCultural Center is also celebrating 25 years of creating programming that impacts and supports HSU’s diverse student population. One of four Centers for Academic Excellence, the student-led organization is an inclusive learning community committed to retention and student success by providing opportunities for leadership development, social justice advocacy, identity exploration, and cross-cultural learning experiences.
Events are free and open to the public. Here are some highlights. For the full schedule, check the “AACAE’s website“https://aacae.humboldt.edu/black-history-month:
MultiCultural Center 25th Anniversary Open House
Monday, Feb. 4
10a.m. – 4 p.m.
HSU, Balabanis House
The MCC marks 25 years of service to our community! Learn about its rich history through pictures and stories.
Soul Fitness Thursday
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
HSU, Great Hall, Room 2
Gentle yoga asanas or poses for your soul. All levels welcome. Participants will be assisted with modifying poses for their level.
Home Away From Home Potluck
Sunday, Feb. 10
D Street Community Center in Arcata
Equity Arcata is hosting their seventh potluck for students! This gathering is designed to provide students with food, fun, and an opportunity to get to know some folks in the community. You can bring a dish, or you can just bring yourself and friends!
Shine Aesthetic & Dewy’s Pop Up
Wednesday, Feb. 13
HSU, Nelson Hall East, Room 206
Owners and operators of a local black-owned beauty supplies store will showcase their products and services. Live brow waxing demonstrations. Hair care products available for immediate purchase on-site. Come with questions about your hair and/or skin care.
Black Out Basketball Game!
Saturday, Feb. 16
HSU, Lumberjack Arena
Celebrate Black History Month at a home game by wearing all black! The first 50 to arrive at the door dressed in all black will receive a $2 concession ticket (1 per person).
Anger… Got Me Feelin’ Some Type of Way!
Feb. 20 and 27, March 6 and 13
Noon – 1 p.m.
HSU, Nelson Hall East, Rm. 113
A safe space to learn the healthy vs. unhealthy aspects of anger. Light snack provided.