All events are in Central time unless specified.

Wednesday, February 1

National Freedom Day

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
This day commemorates the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a resolution for the 13th amendment to the American Constitution, that proposed the abolishment of slavery.

Lavender Closet Pop-Up

hosted by University Honors Program and LGBTQA+ Center

Date: Time: 10:00 am–2:00 pm Location: Robert E. Knoll Residential Center
Acquire free identity-affirming clothing and accessories for casual daily wear or to build a professional wardrobe you can use for job interviews, internships, and workplaces.
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

Equal Justice Society Book Club

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: McCollum Hall
During the spring 2023 semester, Prof. Danielle Jefferis and the Equal Justice Society will host a three-part book club at which they will discuss the book, “His Name is George Floyd,” written by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa.
This event originated in Law.

Racial Literacy Roundtable

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm Location: Online via Zoom
Racial Literacy Roundtables are designed to help students and pre-service teachers develop their racial literacy skills. Discussions focus on relevant topics regarding race and racism in education.
This event originated in CEHS.

Ongoing Events


Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
Celebration of African-American culture, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu. Created by activist Maulana Karenga.

New Years Eve

Date: Time: 12:00 am–12:55 pm Location: this is an observance not an event
Day before the Calendar new year.

Black History Month

African American History Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
African American people’s achievements are celebrated and their roles in American history are praised and recognized.