By Roanoke College News

Black History Month Events

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, along with Roanoke College Spiritual Life, LGVTQ+ Services, H.O.L.A., Residence Life and Housing, Diversity Peer Educations, the Black Student Alliance and Accessible Education Services has arranged a variety of student centered events to mark Black History Month.

February 12

Harrison Museum Visit: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow 

Downtown Roanoke | Community Historian: Jordan Bell | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

February 17

Diversity Dine-Out Celebration

H.O.L.A. and English and Communication Studies presents Diversity Dine-Out with special guest Rafael Diaz-Torres, from the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico.

Downtown Roanoke. Dinner provided. 4-6 p.m. Limited availability.

Feb 20 

Diversity Dine-In Celebration

Diversity Peer Educators along with English and Communications Studies presents a Diversity Dine-In on The Shades of Discrimination.

Fintel Library Co-Lab Space. 12 p.m. Lunch Provided

February 22

Tangles presents The Intersectionality of Hair and Race

Office of Multicultural Affairs. 2 p.m.

February 23

Shiloh Baptist Church Walk and Talk

Roanoke College community will meet at Crawford Hall at 10:45 a.m. and attend church together in the spirit of Black History Month.

February 23

BSA presents: Bringing Light to Untold Stories.

Candlelight presentation. Administration Building. 7 p.m.

Feb 25  

Grandin Theatre’s Annual African Film Festival

Grandin Theater in Roanoke. House Party. 6-10 p.m. Limited Spots Available 

Feb 26

Dope Black Entrepreneurs Doing Dope Things in the Community

Panel Discussion. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. 4 p.m.


Reserve your space at these great events by contacting Natasha Saunders at Space is limited for most events so reservations are important.