The University of Indianapolis is celebrating Black History Month with a full calendar of educational and entertaining events, including a trivia night, a poetry reading with Randall Horton, a lecture with social activist Jemar Tisby and the second annual Legacy of Excellence Dinner.
Most of the events are being organized by the UIndy Black Student Association (BSA), a registered student organization that promotes social service and academic success through the black community.
“These events related to Black History Month give us the opportunity to acknowledge and give thanks to the notable leaders who came before us,” said BSA president Gabrielle Elam ‘19 (applied psychology), who has served on the executive board for three years. “They are important for us to learn more about black history including the leaders that are around us every day that are a part of history, and make note that we too are a part of history as young black college students.”
Elam encourages the campus community to participate in Black History Month events regardless of ethnic background or identity.
“Everyone is welcome to ANY BSA and Black History Month event,” she said. “The Black Student Association does not discriminate against race, ethnicity, color, gender, or sexual orientation. Black History Month is simply a learning experience and a celebration.”
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In partnership with UIndy’s Campus Program Board, the University Lecture Series, and IUPUI/Butler’s BSU