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2022 African American Heritage Month

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2022 African American Heritage Month Calendar w/ Event Contacts


- Friday January 28th

Africana Studies Program 

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Bias in Professionalism. 

Speaker: Sunshine Clemons, Founder Black Lives Matter Springfield at 1 pm

Doudna Black Box Theater

CONTACT: Dr. James Ochwa – Echel,


- Friday February 1st

AAHM Kick-Off

University Board 

CONTACT: Shawn Hammer (Graduate Assistant)

                    Destiny Dye  (UB Coordinator)


- Tuesday Feb. 2nd

Black Student Union and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 
“Time Period Train” Through Black History at 6:00 pm in Andrew Hall Basement

CONTACT: Treylin Newkirk (BSU President)

                    Jerimiah Boyd – Johnson (Alpha Phi Alpha, VP)


- Thursday Feb. 3rd

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Everyone Wants To Be Black… (Cultural Appropriation) at 6:20pm in Coleman Hall

CONTACT: Nia DeRamus (President)



- Friday Feb. 4th

Movie Night: The Same Difference at 7:00 pm in Coleman Auditorium

CONTACT: Ci Richardson (President)

                    Dr. Yolanda V. Williams (Co-Advisor)


- Monday, February 7th 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Black Card Revoked at 6:13 pm in Coleman Hall 

CONTACT: Imani Walker (President)

                     Dr. Mona Davenport (Advisor)


- Tuesday, February 8th 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Food for the Soul at 5:22pm in Cultural Center

CONTACT: Alanna Weems (President)

                    Tashajay Silmon (Member)


-Febrauary 10th

What is Afro-Latinidad? at 6 pm in Charleston/ Mattoon Room 

CONTACT: Kyara Morales-Rodriguez (President)


- Tuesday Feb. 15th

Strong S.H.E.
Black Women and Reality TV...Is it FOR THE CLUTURE! at 6pm in University Ballroom

CONTACT: Hannah Moore (Chair)

                    Arteja L Benson-Conner  (Secretary)

- Wednesday Feb. 16th

Black History Trivia Night at 7:00 pm in Martinsville Rm 

CONTACT: Imani Walker (President)


-Thursday, February 17th 

Department of Public Health and Nutrition
Soul Food: Nourishment for the Culture from 5 - 6:30pm in Klehm Hall Rm 2309 

CONTACT: Dr. Melanie Burns (Professor)




- Friday, February 18th 

2022 NAACP Image Awards at 7pm in Grand Ballroom 

CONTACT: Aaliyah James (President)


-Sunday, February 20th in the Doudna Fine Arts Center:

Register here: Black Men in White Coats Viewing Party ( 

1:30p-2:00p Pre-screening Pizza and drinks in the Black Box Theatre

2:00p-4:00p Film Screening and Open Discussion in the Dvorak Concert Hall


Individuals can also join via Zoom (


- Monday Feb. 21st

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Movie Night: Selma at 6:20 pm in Physical Science Bldg. (Phipps Lecture Hall) 

CONTACT: Nia DeRamus (President)


- Tuesday Feb. 22nd


African American Leadership Awards at 6:30 pm in University Ballroom

CONTACT: Essance McCain (President)


- Wednesday Feb. 23rd

Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
Afro-Latinos Trivia Night at 7:00 pm in Martinsville Rm 

CONTACT:  Alexandra Tinajero Alvarez (President)


- Thursday, February 24th 

Voices in Progress: Untold Truth
ABC's of Black History at 6 pm in Coleman Auditorium 

CONTACT: Charity Abner (President)


- Saturday February 26th:

50th Annual Ms. Black EIU Pageant, Grand Ballroom, 7 pm

CONTACT: Dr. Yolanda V. Williams ( (Pageant Coordinator)

                    Shariah U. Campbell ( (Pageant Coordinator)


- Monday Feb. 28th

Minority Teacher Education Association (MTEA)
MTEA Panel Series: Hearing from Our Past to Motivate Our Future! (EIU Alumni Educators) at 6:00 pm on  Zoom:

CONTACT: Kimberly McWherter (Presid

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