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Duquesne Celebrates Black History Month with Events Slated Throughout February

Throughout February, Duquesne University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), in conjunction with other University organizations, will host a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.

"The events of the month are due in large part to the collective feedback and forwarding of ideas from a variety of community members," said Jeff Mallory, director of the ODI. "As an office, this month re-affirms the importance of respecting the dignity of one another and also our need to seek opportunities to engage and uplift our community at large."

Events open to the public include:

  • NAACP Sistah Circle, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. RSVP is required.
  • Sisters Lifting As We Climb, Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., Room 613, Duquesne Student Union. RSVP is required.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Presentation: Long Live Their Legacy-A Presentation on Negro League Baseball, Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m., Duquesne Student Union Ballroom. Pittsburgh Pirates Community Outreach Coordinator Joel Gray
  • Be the Match-Bone Marrow Drive, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Room 109 and the Atrium of the Duquesne Union.
  • Collegiate 100 Pinning Ceremony, Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Africa Room of the Union. Join the Collegiate 100 Chapter at its annual installation of new members. Dinner is included. RSVP is required.
  • Black Love Day, Thursday, Feb. 22, Doors open at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 6 p.m. in the Africa Room. The Black Student Union will host a dinner to honor the third nationally commemorated African-American holiday, Black Love Day. Various students and faculty on campus will be honored for their many accomplishments and acts of inclusion. Full dinner provided.
  • Chuck Cooper Classic Game, Saturday, Feb. 24, at noon, A.J. Palumbo Center. Watch as the Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team takes on Davidson College for the annual Chuck Cooper Classic Game. Tickets are available.
  • NAACP Panel Discussion: Minority Trauma, Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 119, Duquesne Union. RSVP is required.
  • Black History Month: Closing Reception, Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Red Ring Bar and Grille. RSVP is required.

For more information, contact satterwhitea@duq.edu, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website or call the office at 412.396.1117.

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