Black History Month: Drexel Event Round-up

Black History Month Flyer, details of which included in the text on this page
Black History Month Flyer, details of which included in the text on this page

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February is Black History Month! Celebrate, discuss and learn at Drexel all month long with these special events. Sponsors include the Center for Black Culture (CBC), Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI), LeBow College of Business, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), Pennoni Honors College, Drexel's Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) and the Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association (BFPSA).

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list. If anyone in the Drexel community would like their event added to this page, please contact Rachel Natbony at

Black Excellence in Research (Pennoni)

Monday, Feb. 1, 5-6:30 p.m.

This panel discussion will feature the experience of Black Drexel faculty and staff who have completed research across a broad range of topics. We will highlight their research experiences but also learn about the paths they took to reach their goals.


Women Leading the Way: Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs (LeBow)

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 12-1 p.m.

Moderated by Karla Trotman, EMBA ‘15, president & CEO at Electro Soft Inc., this event features a stellar panel of ambitious Black women entrepreneurs who will share experiences on their entrepreneurial journeys and the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.


Chai Chat: Homelessness and Displacement with Jeffrey Isaacson (SCDI)

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.


Coping with Creative Arts for Students of Color: Dance & Movement Therapy (SCDI)

Thursday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

Join via this link

Virtual Brunch With Chef Sadé Dancy (DUBAC)

Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get ready for a lesson in everyone’s favorite weekend meal, brunch! Chef Sadé Dancy, former "Hell’s Kitchen" contestant, and chef/owner of Chef Sadé Event Group, will teach you how to make a delicious soul-fusion dish to spice up your recipe rotation.


Black Lives Matter in School Year of Purpose (CoAS)

Monday, Feb. 8,2-4 p.m.

This meeting is an introduction for Drexel community members interested in the Black Lives Matter in School movement -- from its origins in Philly public schools to its current nationwide reach.


LGBTQIA+ Support Group (SCDI)

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.

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Navigating Drexel 101 (CBC)

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m.

Are there resources for me? Where can I go to get help with classes? What is the cheat code for the 10 week term? Find the answers to this and more at the Center for Black Culture's Navigating Drexel 101 event.

Join via this link

Artist Hours: Traditional Tatreez Embroidery (SCDI)

Friday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.


We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom (ExCITe Center)

Monday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This year’s STEAM Education Workshop features a keynote by renowned author and researcher, Dr. Bettina Love (University of Georgia), co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network. Dr. Love’s talk will discuss the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to an abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she calls the educational survival complex.


Tuesday Topic: Diversity is Understood, Inclusion is Political (SCDI)

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4-5 p.m.

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Chai Chat: Black History Month (SCDI)

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.


West African Dance Class (CBC)

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.

Come explore the aesthetic, movement, music, and rituals found in African Dance forms as we celebrate Black History Month!

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Coping with Creative Arts for Students of Color: Art Therapy (SCDI)

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

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BRIDGE Build like a Boss: Professional Development Workshop (Westphal)

Saturday, Feb. 20, 12-1:30 p.m.

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BRIDGE Annual Saturday Sit-In (LeBow)

Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Navigating Predominantly White Spaces as a Black Scholar (Pennoni)

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m.


BFPSA Luncheon

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12-1:15 p.m.

Drexel faculty and staff are invited to join President Fry and Keynote speaker Maurice Cottman, director of the Student Center of Diversity & Inclusion, for a luncheon celebrating Black History Month.


Virtual Kickback (CBC)

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-7:15 p.m.

Join the Center for Black Culture's February Kickback for a Black History Month Quizzo, giveaways and more!

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How the Pandemic Made Us Less Equal (CoAS)

Friday, Feb. 26, 12-1:15 p.m.

Two panelists, the Africa executive director at Human Rights Watch and a scholar of Central America and Latinxs in the United States, will discuss how COVID-19 has deepened inequality worldwide. Besides the additional challenges caused by the pandemic, our panelists will discuss new opportunities to address these inequalities.


Mentors vs. Sponsors and Why You Need Both (DUBAC)

Friday, Feb. 26, 12-1 p.m.

Mentor vs. Sponsor: How does it work? Join Angela V. Harris, '02, who will present and discuss the difference between a mentor and a sponsor and the importance of having one to advance your career.