The Black Cultural Center hosts a variety of events throughout the school year. However, Black History Month provides a special time for the BCC to host and sponsor events specifically catered towards remembering and celebrating Black history. Interested in engaging with the festivities? Check out these signature events during the month of February. A full list of events can be found on the BCC website.
12:15-2:00pm in the BCC Auditorium
Don’t know how to play Spades? Are you curious about how it became integrated with Black culture? Come to Spades 101 to learn the history of Spades and how to play!
Lights, Camera, Excellence: An All Black Affair
6:00-8:00pm in Alumni Hall 200
Join the Black Student Association for the annual All Black Affair. Enjoy food and music as awards are given out to students who have exemplified excellence.
A Conversation with Zach Stafford
4:00-6:00pm in Sarratt Cinema
Are you interested in hosting Internet news shows? Are you interested in becoming a journalist? Come to the Sarratt Cinema to gain some insight on how to be successful as a journalist or news host from the co-host of Buzzfeed News’ AM to DM and award-winning journalist, Zach Stafford.
Being Black at Vanderbilt 101
6:00-8:00pm in Sarratt Cinema
Black students at Vanderbilt have managed to be triumphant in the face of adversity as we navigate our way through a Predominantly White Institution. Come listen to the stories of experiences of Black students at Vanderbilt and how they overcame challenges.
Zumba Fitness with Ramirra Stackhouse
6:00pm-8:00pm in Rec Dance Studio
Come burn some calories while dancing with Ramirra Stackhouse. She will take you through a vigorous Zumba routine that is sure to get you moving.
Black History Month Faculty Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am in the BCC Auditorium
The Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty and staff to come to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the BCC Auditorium.
A-’Dore-Ing Yourself: How to Negotiate Self-Care Within Your Professional Identity
12:00-2:00pm in the Women’s Center
The mental health of an employee is not usually included in a company’s contract. Join the Women’s Center to learn how to negotiate this before signing on with a company. *RSVP Required*
Moonlit Moments (Film Screening)
6:00-9:00pm in the BCC Auditorium
Join us in the BCC to watch the film Moonlight and discuss intersectionality between the Black and LGBTQ+ communities. Come learn about how the marginalizations of these groups individually will negatively impact someone who exists in both communities.
5:00-8:00pm in the BCC Auditorium
As we become a more inclusive school and nation, it can become challenging to know what is appropriate and inappropriate language and habits to use in safe spaces. Come to this P.R.I.D.E (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Training to learn the appropriate way to be an advocate for marginalized groups.
Black History Month Closeout Luncheon
12:00-2:00pm in the BCC Auditorium
Come to the 2020 Black History Month Closeout Luncheon to celebrate a month full of pride and unity. Although the month has ended, we invite you to celebrate Black history and our pioneers’ contributions to society every day.
Relax & Reset yoga with Jo-Jo Jackson: 90’s R&B Edition
6:00-7:00pm in the BCC Auditorium
Calm and relax your mind with our weekly yoga event, 90s R&B Edition. Healthy lifestyles and a sense of well-being are essential components of Black life at Vanderbilt. Certified yoga instructor Jo-Jo Jackson will offer recurring yoga classes in the BCC throughout the school year to help nourish the body and the spirit.
Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater
8:00-10:00pm at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center
The BCC will give away 3 pairs of tickets to anyone who is interested in attending.