Celebrate Black history this month at Augusta University

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In recognition of Black History Month, Augusta University will host events throughout February to honor our country’s African American heritage.

Being Black at AU: Part II

6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 via Microsoft Teams

Attend this school survival guide to navigating the Black student experience featuring Black alumni. 

Multicultural Monday

Noon Monday, Feb. 15 at the Educational Commons Lobby

Come by and learn about the MSE and upcoming events.

NPHC Black History Figures

Noon Monday, Feb. 15 at the Health Sciences Student Center and breezeway of the Jaguar Student Activities Center

Join the National Pan-hellenic Council, The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Multicultural Student Engagement for the Black History Month kickoff event. There will be music, giveaways and a chance to learn about iconic members of the NPHC community.

The African American Read-In presents: A conversation with Kiese Laymon and Jesmyn Ward

4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 via Zoom

This program will serve as an education platform that engages contemporary writers from Mississippi to deepen the discussion about the intersection of ecological and sociopolitical injustice.

Courageous Conversations featuring Raymond Santana

6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Lee Auditorium and via WebEx

This month’s conversation will feature Raymond Santana of The Central Park 5. 

Afrofuturism: A discussion with Dr. Seretha Williams

Noon Tuesday, Feb. 23  in the JSAC Ballroom

Dr. Seretha Williams, interim chair and professor for the department of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, will host a discussion to explain afrofuturism.

COVID-19 vaccine discussion in the Black community with Drs. Phillip Coule and Justin Moore

6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 via Microsoft Teams

Drs. Phillip Coule, chief medical officer for Augusta University Health, and Justin Moore, epidemiologist at AU Health,  will host a conversation discussing the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and concerns from the Black community.

Visit the Multicultural Student Engagement website for more information on these events.

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