Baruch Celebrates Black History Month 2021Theme of “Family, Representation, and Resilience” ties together full calendar of virtual events, initiatives
February 4, 2021
In recognition of Black History Month, Baruch College is proud to celebrate and reflect on the significant ways in which people of the African Diaspora have shaped global history, including the indelible and important impact of Black Americans on the history of the United States—its people, achievements, and culture.
This year, the Office of Student Life (OSL), the Department of Black and Latino Studies (BLS), and a planning committee of students, staff, and faculty volunteers from across the College came together to design a robust series of educational events, discussions, celebrations, and multimedia features under a unifying theme: Family, Representation, and Resilience.
The College is also proud to be celebrating the legacy of Black and Latino Studies at Baruch—now a half-century strong. To commemorate department’s 50th year, BLS has developed a slate of special programming and events that both chart the history and plot the future of BLS at Baruch.
On Thursday, Feb. 4, President S. David Wu narrated the first in a series of short films that highlight Black history and Black voices at Baruch. In this video, he explored the legacy of the College’s inaugural president, Dr. Robert C. Weaver. Throughout the remainder of February, other digital features will include reflections from students, faculty, and staff exploring different aspects of global Black histories with insights on art, music, feminism, food, and politics.
- WATCH VIDEO: President Wu discusses the legacy of Robert C. Weaver
Shared on social media and the BLS community page, posts will include links to resources where viewers can learn more about engaging with their communities on these critical topics.
Visit the Black History at Baruch website for a full listing of events celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary and follow BLS on Instagram @bls_baruch or Twitter @BaruchBLS and share your own reflections on Black history at Baruch using #BLSBaruch throughout February.