Black History Month @ USD

Black History Month

SAN DIEGO (February 1, 2021) – The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The month celebrates the contributions African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality.

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USD Events

Month of February
Black Student Resource Commons (BSRC) Presents Black History Month 2021: Black Like We Never Left!

Tuesday, February 2
Baked In Series: Systemic Racism Around and Within Us—Embedded Racism in Music: Decentering and Decolonizing Music Fields

Wednesday, February 3
Souls of Black Folks: Poetry, Essays, and Reading Series

Thursday, February 4
A Conversation with Dr. Richard Miller on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Friday, February 5
USD School of Law Presents The Fire Still Burning: A Conversation with the Author

Tuesday, February 9
Baked in Series: Systemic Racism Around and Within Us—Systemic Racism in Law

Thursday, February 11
GSL & Women's Commons Grad/Law Womxn of Color Discussion Group — Code-Switching & Professionalism

The Times They Are-a-Changin’: Diversity in Georgia and the New South

Black Student Union Black Alumni Event

Tuesday, February 16
Baked in Series: Systemic Racism Around and Within Us—Perspectives on Racism and Health

Black History Month Series: Lunch is on Me/Social Science & Humanities Faculty

Thursday, February 18
Black History Month Series: Lunch is on Me/STEM Faculty

Black Student Union Black LGBT Panel Event

Monday, February 22
Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Semitism

Monday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 23
A Conference on Race and Philosophy

Tuesday, February 23
Black Grads Matter

Baked in Series: Systemic Racism Around and Within Us—Systemic Racism in Theatre

Thursday, February 25
Black Alumni Network Celebration

Reconciling 1619 and 1776 in American History: The Debate over the Soul of a Nation in conjunction with the San Diego Public Library

Community Events

Month of February
Association for the Study of African American Life and History: Virtual Festival

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts

San Diego History Center—Celebrate San Diego: Black History and Heritage

Poway On Stage: Jazzy Ash, Black History Month “Field Trip”

Tuesday, February 2
Grossmont College: The Power of the Vote 2020: America’s Black Vote, Black Women Voters, and Our Nation’s First Black Woman Vice President

Thursday, February 4
Lawyers Club: Women of Color Virtual Reception

Monday, February 8
SDCBA Exchange on Equity Roundtable: Racial Equity Organizational Assessment

Tuesday, February 9
Celebrating Black in Tech: San Diego Black Business

Wednesday, February 10
Grossmonth College: Black Healing: A Forum on Addressing and Healing from Anti-Blackness and Racism

Thursday, February 11
Cuyamaca College: Ancestral Trauma: Recognizing the Effects and Developing Coping Strategies to Heal

Saturday, February 13
San Diego Public Library: Author of the Month: Black History Month featuring Kevin Brown and Patrick Howell

Tuesday, February 16
Cuyamaca College: Black History Month Poetry Reading

Wednesday, February 17
Cuyamaca College: Black History Month — Dissecting Equity: The Legacy of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, February 18
California Conference for Equality and Justice "Faith in Justice: 30th Annual Intercultural Interfaith Breakfast”

Cuyamaca College: Buffalo Soldiers and Insurrection: African American Soldiers, Race & the Philippine American War

Wednesday, February 24
UCSD: A Conversation with Kevin Young: Poet, Author and Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Friday, February 26
The New York Times 1619 Project and Why Slavery Matters

Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28
Virtual Screenings of “The Meeting” presented by Point Loma Playhouse

For the Foodies

Black Owned Restaurants to Support in San Diego

How Black Chefs are Celebrating Their Diasporic Heritages in the Age of the Pandemic

10 Black Chefs and Sommeliers Shaping the Culinary World

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USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.



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