February packed with Black History Month events at UAB


February is Black History Month, and with this year's conjuntion with the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, it promises to be a month packed with events celebrating people of color.

Here's what UAB's Black Student Awareness Committee has lined up for 2013.


Friday, Feb. 1

2nd Annual Official Camille Armstrong Stepshow Comedy Show
7 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall
Sponsor: UAB Blaze Productions

Students perform at the 2012 Camille Armstrong Memorial StepshowThe 23rd annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Stepshow takes place Feb. 2 at the BJCC Concert Hall (photo by Katelyn Deans/Kaleidoscope).Saturday, Feb. 2

Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. in BEC 111
Sponsors: National Association of Black Accountants at UAB, United Way, PNC Bank

23rd Annual Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Stepshow - "The Premiere"
7 p.m. at the BJCC Concert Hall
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee

Monday, Feb. 4

Black History Month - Opening Program
7 p.m. at the UAB Alumni House
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Why They Don't Teach Black History
6 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall
Sponsor: African American Studies Department

Thursday, Feb. 7

Passing the Torch: An Evening to Spotlight
7-10 p.m. in the HUC Alumni Auditorium
Sponsor: Black Graduate Student Association

A statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in Kelly Ingram Park across from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Creative Commons photo by J. David Kim on Flickr)A statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in Kelly Ingram Park across from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Creative Commons photo by J. David Kim on Flickr)Sunday, Feb. 10

Civil Rights Institute Tour
1 p.m. at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Sponsors: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee, University Student Government Association

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Candlelight Vigil Ceremony: Remembering 50 Years
6 p.m. on the UAB Campus Green
Sponsors: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee, UAB Multicultural Council

Saturday, Feb. 16

Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. in BEC 111
Sponsors: National Association of Black Accountants at UAB, United Way, PNC Bank

2nd Annual Celebration of Black Excellence Gala
6-10 p.m. at the UAB Alumni House
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee

Monday, Feb. 18

We Are Men: An Exploration of Black Men’s Views on Masculinity
6 p.m. in the HUC Alumni Auditorium
Sponsor: Blazer Male Excellence Network

Tuesday, Feb. 19

BSpot: Civil Rights Edition
7 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Civil Rights Foot Soldiers
6 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall
Sponsor: African American Studies Department

Diversity Through the Arts
7 p.m. in Hulsey Recital Hall
Sponsor: University Student Government Association

Friday, Feb. 22

Then and Now: A Black Hair Exhibition
6-8 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee

'80s Skate Night
9:30pm at Skates 280
Sponsor: National Pan-Hellenic Council

common"King of Conscious Hip-Hop" Common will deliver a lecture at UAB Feb. 25 in Bartow Arena.Monday, Feb. 25

Common: One Day, It'll All Make Sense
7 p.m. at UAB Bartow Arena
Sponsors: The Office of Vice-Provost of Student and Faculty Success, Office of Student Life, Black Student Awareness Committee, Lecture Series

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Soul Food Dinner
4-8 p.m. at Commons on the Green
Sponsors: UAB Campus Restaurants, National Pan-Hellenic Council

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Movie Night
6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall 102
Sponsors: Iota Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Thursday, Feb. 28

"4 Little Girls" Documentary and Discussion
6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall 102
Sponsor: UAB Black Student Awareness Committee


For more information about any of these events, contact the Office of Student Activities at (205) 934-8225 or visit HUC 136. And don't forget about other 50 Years Forward events at UAB and around Birmingham.