UNI to celebrate Black History Month

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host a series of events on the UNI campus throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

Some highlights include:

-The First Friday/Skate Party is a disco-themed skate party showcasing how music and the roller rink contributed to today’s culture. Skates will be provided. This event is from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Wellness and Recreation Center. 

-The Tunnel of Oppression will feature reenactments of modern oppression of minorities, such as racial profiling and media portrayals, from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Lang Hall Auditorium. 

-Seminar and workshop with Rasheed Cromwell: This nationally recognized workshop addresses the “diversity experience” on college campuses. BSU encourages all UNI students to attend this informative event. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, with the workshop in the Center for Multicultural Education followed by the lecture in Lang Hall Auditorium.

-The Fashion for Action event will include a runway show, hands-on workshops, informative seminars and music exhibits at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

-The Toast for Chance/Ebony Ball is a campus celebration acknowledging positive changes in our culture and on the UNI campus at 7 p.m., Friday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom.

All events are open to the public and free for UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information on these events and the Black Student Union, contact Brianne Baylor, president of UNI’s Black Student Union, at baylorb@uni.edu.


Brianne Baylor, president, UNI Black Student Union, baylorb@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu