AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - As Black History Month begins, Auburn University holds a number of events to allow students to learn more and get involved.
Black History Month is recognized throughout the month of February. This month highlights the contributions of African Americans and recognize their sacrifices throughout history.
The Black Student Union plans to hold Unity Week during the days of Feb. 13-17. The goal of Unity Week is to allow students to feel seen and heard with a goal of making a more inclusive campus. BSU plans to hold multiple different events during this time available to all students.
On Feb. 7, Emerge at Auburn, Black Student Union, University Program Council, and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity will host its’ signature event on campus. Host of Queer Eye, Karamo, will visit the Melton Student Center Ballroom to answer questions about success and empower others within the community.
On Feb. 18, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and Student Involvement plans to take a group of students to Atlanta's Fox Theater to see Alvin Ailey, an American dancer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. There are 45 seats available that will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
A couple other events taking place this month include a BHM Lunch and Learn, Unsung Hero Awards Gala and a Jazz and Poetry night all taking place in the Melton Student Center Ballroom.
This month is a great time for the students at Auburn to expand their horizons and learn more about the history and culture that comes along with Black History Month.