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Throughout February (and a little before), UC is celebrating Black History Month — an official recognition of the Black community’s incredible and lasting impact and achievements. Join the UC community in commemorating Black History Month by attending virtual events throughout the university relating to contemporary and historic Black experiences, arts and culture, as well as social justice and health equity. All events included below are free and accessible to all students, staff, faculty and alumni.

For more stories of Black history and culture at UC and beyond, follow UC’s social accounts (Facebook: University of California; Twitter: @uofcalifornia; Instagram @uofcalifornia; and TikTok: @universityofcalifornia) throughout February. 

All listings reflect Pacific Time. Select the event title for more information and/or to register. 


Black Scare / Red Scare: Theorizing Capitalist Racism in the United States
January 31, 4 p.m.
UC Riverside Center for Ideas & Society

I AM AFRO-LATINX – MOLAA’s Afro-Latinx Expert Led Exhibition
February 1, 12 – 1 p.m.
UCLA School of Medicine in collaboration with the Museum of Latin American Art

World Music Center Distinguished Scholar Series: Transformative Pedagogy in South African
Tertiary Education Contexts

February 2, 10 – 11 a.m.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

A Biopsychosocial Approach to Examining Child Health Disparities
February 5, 12:10 – 1:30 p.m.
UC Center for Health Equity

In Conversation: Bayo Akomolafe and meital yaniv
February 7, 8 – 9 a.m.
UC Riverside Center for Ideas & Society

Reggae Relations: Black and Indigenous Confluences in Hawai’i
February 7, 1 – 2 p.m.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

WW24: George M. Johnson
February 13, 12 p.m.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Creative Writing, UC Riverside

Presidents Day Forum: 2024 Presidential Election: A Flawed Democracy or a Crisis of Epic Proportions?
February 15, 11:30 a.m.
UC San Diego Black Staff Association

David Murray Q&A Session | David Murray in Concert
February 16 — Q&A at 3 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Global Conversations: Fiifi Coleman-Theatre Director from Ghana
February 23, 12 – 1:20 p.m.
UC Irvine Illuminations

Uplifting Language Variation: Supporting Literacy Development of African American Children
February 28, 12:30-1 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Education


Have we missed something from your UC location? Contact ucnetwork@universityofcalifornia.edu to add or edit an event. Please note that listings are restricted to events that are available virtually to the entire UC community at no charge.

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