Black History Month Events at Duquesne Examine Past, Discuss Future

Duquesne University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) has planned a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month in support of the University's commitment to diversity.

"We welcome the public to share in these events," said Jeff Mallory, OMA director. "Many people have worked hard to bring attention to Black History Month and these specific events. Above and beyond this month, it is also important for us to engage and uplift each other on a daily basis."

Events that are free and open to the public include:

Monday, Feb. 8
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hip Hop and Social Action, sponsored by Black Law Student Association and OMA, Africa Room, Duquesne Union. RSVP via

Tuesday, Feb. 9

5 p.m. to 6 p.m, Looking Up the Road Toward Way Off, presented by Dr. Jocelyn Moody, the Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Room 104, College Hall, hosted by the English department.

Thursday, Feb. 11

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Be the Match bone marrow drive, Room 109, Duquesne Union, hosted by the NAACP and OMA.

Monday, Feb. 22

5 p.m., Black Love Day, dinner and special guest artist, Africa Room, Duquesne Union, presented by the Black Student Union.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Noon to 1 and 5 to 6 p.m., Soul Food Sampler in the School of Law, presented by the Black Law Student Association. Please RSVP to

For more information or to register for an event please contact Amber Satterwhite,, or call 412.396.1117.

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