Black History Month
In 2023, Lourdes University proudly celebrated Black History Month. Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2023 theme was “Black Resistance” and explored how “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings,” since the nation’s earliest days.
Throughout February, Lourdes offered several events including:
- A Courageous Conversation Town Hall – Topic: To Protect & Serve: Race, Rights and Power
- Movie Night: featured film You People
- Soul Food Luncheon
- Caribbean Black History Event featuring Dance Remedy, an Island Dance Squad
The events were offered through the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Student Activities & Engagement.
For more information about the DEI Committee, contact Tonya Colbert, M.A., Coordinator of Multicultural Services and Director of Upward Bound at 419-824-3866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.