Authentically U

What's in the works for Black History Month 2022 at the U?

Check out the full list of Black History Month events here.
If your department or college is hosting a Black History Month event, add it to the calendar here.

Departments across campus have events planned throughout February to recognize and celebrate Black History Month at the University of Utah. The theme for 2022, picked by planning committee members, will be "Authentically U."

"We want folks, not only Black folks but everyone on campus, to recognize that we should be authentically ourselves," said Meligha Garfield, director of the Black Cultural Center at the U. "What does it mean to be genuine in everything that you do? Whether it be mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially — how do you come to present as your most authentic self?"

This Black History Month also marks the three-year anniversary of the U's Black Cultural Center, which will be celebrated at the Black Faculty and Staff Awards on Feb. 26, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Events this year will be a mixture of in-person, hybrid and online.