Celebrating Black Heritage Month at RIT in February
Creativity, cuisine, comedy and conversation. These are just some of the things you’ll find as RIT celebrates Black Heritage Month.
Learn more about cooking soul food with the RIT Alumni Association’s virtual event, American Cuisine:Soul Food with Adrian Miller. Back by popular demand, the James Beard Award-winning food writer and certified barbeque judge will share his knowledge of the history of soul food on February 9th.
One of our other highlights is RIT’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion and Center for Campus Life, in partnership with the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee presents stand-up comedian Ian Lara as he brings his show to RIT virtually beginning at 6pm on February 25th. Lara has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and his special is currently streaming on HBO.
We are excited to share more events going on during Black Heritage Month.
Feb. 5 – Waist Bead & Glitter Jar fundraiser, 1-4pm
Feb. 10 – U-Harmony (in collaboration with Unity House), 6-8pm in the Reading Room
Feb 16- My Intent Bracelet event, 6:30 pm via Zoom
Feb. 17 - In This Black Household (in collaboration with CSA, OAS, and Unity House), 6-7:30pm via Zoom
Feb. 19 - I am not an Akata (in collaboration with OAS), 6-8pm via Zoom
Feb. 24 – Black ASL History (in collaboration with Ebony Club), 6:30-7:30pm (location TBD)
Feb. 25-Ian Lara, Stand up comedian, virtual, via Zoom, 6pm
Feb. 26 - Annual Black Movie (in collaboration with CAB, name is subject to change), 5-9pm in the Greek Lawn
Learn more about RIT's Black Heritage Month events on Campus Groups or visit the RIT events page