Lindenwood University’s Black Student Union on the St. Charles campus has put together a slate of activities commemorating Black History Month, which is observed annually in February. All events are free and open to the entire campus community.
“The Lindenwood Black Student Union has a mission to present positive images which enhance the college experience and improve campus-wide interaction,” said Cathy Hart, moderator for the BSU. “In keeping with that mission, this year’s Black History Month celebration features a series of events designed to promote inclusiveness, understanding, and dialogue. We invite the whole Lindenwood community to join us in celebrating the many ways that Black history and culture enrich life here, in our country, and around the world.”
The schedule includes the following:
Mind Over Matter
Feb. 8, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Harmon Hall Room 136
The event is focused on a discussion of mental health and affiliated issues.
Paint it Black
Feb. 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Evans Commons Room 3020
Participants will bring their creativity and an open mind and express themselves through art.
Feb. 14, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Spellmann Center, Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room
The BSU invites students to spend Valentine’s Day with this run and relaxed version of speed dating.
Cultures Around the World
Feb. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outside of Spellmann Center Dining Hall
Visit BSU's informational table to learn about the original black cultures from around the world (Caribbean, Asia, Europe, etc...).
Don’t Touch My Culture
Feb. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Outside Spellmann Center Dining Hall
Visit BSU’s informational table to learn how to culturally appreciate and not culturally appropriate.
We Will Win
Feb. 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Harmon Hall, Dunseth Auditorium
Join a presentation and discussion with local activist and Lindenwood alumna Lashell Eikerenkoetter, who was listed in 2016 by Delux Magazine as one St. Louis’ most inspiring and influential African-American professionals.
In this campus-wide event, all are encouraged to wear all black clothing.
“The Black Student Union has worked extremely hard to provide an array of programs and events to celebrate and educate the campus community about Black History Month,” said Shane Williamson, associate vice president for student life and diversity. “The DEI Task Force, Chaplain’s Office, and Office of Student Life & Diversity have also contributed to the celebration of African American heritage. Recognizing the historical contributions of African Americans allows us to create a more inclusive community today.”