Black History Month to include lunch and learns, open mic, more 

The University of Maine will observe Black History Month with a series of on-campus events throughout February. 

The activities will kick off at noon Jan. 31 with a flag raising on the Mall, followed by a reception with light refreshments in the Multicultural Student Center (room 312) in the Memorial Union. 

Throughout February, the Multicultural Student Center (MSC), along with many students, will host a variety of events including lunch and learn presentations, Multicultural Mondays, social events and more. Some events will be co-hosted by Campus Activities Board (CAB). 

All events are free and open to the public.

Scheduled activities include:

  • Multicultural Monday with Sean O’Mara, noon Feb. 3 in MSC lounge
  • Lunch and Learn with Tania Rousseau Jean-Jacques, noon Feb. 5 in MSC lounge
  • BSU meeting, 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in MSC lounge
  • Open Mic Night, 9 p.m. Feb. 8 in North Pod (with CAB)
  • Multicultural Monday: Exploring Black Poets, Music and the Arts, noon, Feb. 10 in MSC lounge
  • BSU Block Party, 4 p.m. Feb. 14 in MSC lounge
  • Improv Insanity, 9 p.m. Feb. 15 in North Pod (with CAB)
  • Lunch and Learn with Kimberly Whitehead (chief of staff to President Joan Ferrini-Mundy), noon Feb. 19 in MSC lounge
  • LGBTea Party, 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in Rainbow Resource Center lounge
  • Hair Care Fair, 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in Doris Twitchell Allen Village (DTAV) Community Center 
  • Multicultural Monday with Coach Curry, noon Feb. 24 in Alfond Arena lounge (with UMaine Athletics)
  • Black History Month Trivia, 8 p.m. Feb. 27 in Bear’s Den (with CAB)

For more information, contact Anila Karunakar at