UC Blue Ash College

Diversity & Inclusion Events

2024 Black History Month Events

UC Blue Ash College is proud to host a variety of events every February in recognition of Black History Month.

To find all of our diversity and inclusion student events, please visit us on GetInvolvedUC.

BHM 2024 Kick Off Tabling Event

  • Date: Feb. 1, 2024
  • Location: Muntz Hall Corridor

The UCBA community can stop by the table and pick up information on the upcoming events for BHM in the month of February. Music, give aways and more. Students will also have a chance to win Tickets for the Food Truck Best Thing Smokin’.

BHM 2024 Writing Contest

  • Deadline: Jan. 29, 2024
  • Location: NA

The Theme for the 2024 BHM Writing contest is “African-Americans in the Arts”. African-American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In areas such as music, art, fashion, and even foods, the influence of African-Americans has been important. In a short story, essay or poem, students are asked to write about how their work(s) have been inspired by an African-American artistic icon, genre or work. We welcome submissions in the following categories:Poetry, Personal Essay or Short Story.

Winners will be asked to read their work at the Final Lunch & Learn on Feb. 29, 2024

2024 BHM Read-In/Poetry Slam

  • Date: Feb. 8, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Muntz Hall 119/119L

The Theme for the 2024 BHM is African-Americans in the Arts. The UCBA Community are invited to read their original works or the works of other great AA authors or poets during this event. Local poets and lyricists will be on hand to share their inspired works Host: Brian Greer (TENT).There will be light snacks available.

2024 BHM Movie Nights

  • Date: Friday Feb. 9 and Feb. 23, 2024
  • Location: Muntz Hall 119/119L
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and UCBA Affinity groups will host two movie nights during the month of February. Concession snack and drinks will be available while supplies last.

BHM 2024 Event: Music Through the Ages 50 Years of Hip Hop:

  • Date: Monday, Feb. 12, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Muntz 119/119L

Description: Local DJ, DJ Apryl Reign will take us on a musical journey through the history of Hip-Hop and how it has impacted and been impacted on social and societal movements.

BHM 2024 Event: Dr. Bettina Love

  • Date: Tuesday Feb. 13
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Muntz 119

Sponsored by The Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact, UCBA Office of Inclusive Excellence & AACRC, welcomes Dr. Bettina Love to the UCBA College. Dr. Bettina L. Love holds the prestigious William F. Russell Professorship at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller “Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal.” In 2022, the Kennedy Center recognized Dr. Love as one of the Next 50 Leaders dedicated to making the world more inspired. Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including abolitionist teaching, education reform, anti-racism, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, educational reparations, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion.

BHM 2024 Event: A conversation with Tuskegee Airmen

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 16
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Muntz (BSU Location TBA)

Veteran pilots trained at Tuskegee university will share their stories and experiences as part of the Tuskegee Air Corps.

BHM 2024: Black Marketplace

  • Date: Feb. 22, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Muntz Hall Corridor

African-American owned vendors and entrepreneurs will be invited to display, sell and promote their goods and services as a way to highlight the African-American businesses in the city.

BHM 2024 Family Feud

  • Date: Wednesday Feb. 28, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Muntz Hall Corridor

Gather your friends and classmates and test your knowledge about fun facts about Black History, facts and pop culture. Participants can win prizes.

BHM 2024 Culminating Lunch and Learn

  • Date: Thursday Feb. 29, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Walters Hall 100

The office of Inclusive Excellence Welcomes City of Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Esq. In 2020, she was appointed to fill a vacant seat on Cincinnati City Council. She was elected in 2021 and again in 2023. Mayor Aftab Pureval appointed her Vice Mayor of Cincinnati.

Past Event Recordings

Virtual Black History Month Kickoff  Event

  • Tuesday, February 1
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Join us in a Kick-off celebration to acknowledge the great works and contributions of Black Leaders, Black culture, and Black Excellence! 
  • Explore Black Student organizations, win prizes with old school Black Culture games & trivia, discuss issues concerning the Black student experience, and hear about more exciting events coming up this Black History Month!

BHM 2022 Lunch & Learn: Self Care is HealthCare

  • Wednesday Feb 9
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
  • Speaker: Tarita Preston
  • In this interactive 60-minute session Tarita Preston, Professional Life and Business Coach, will be supporting your process in exploring self-mastery. This session is designed for anyone who wants to take a deep dive into the territory where the greatest opportunities exist for us in how we create safety, security, creativity, and balance in our professional and personal lives. We will be challenging current ways of thinking and being; questioning limiting assumptions that may be driving our daily feelings, choices and decisions; and most importantly SLOWING DOWN. 
  • Watch a video of the presentation. (Enter Passcode: $!rpP=h3)

BHM 2022 Black Professionals Panel: Understanding and Building Generational Black Wealth

All Arts Art Extravaganza: “Who We Are: A Celebration of Black Art”

  • Thursday, February 24
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Zoom Link
  • Following eras of Black American history: Pre-Slavery, Slavery, Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, Early Modern and Hip Hop Eras.  (Possibly Part of World Fest)  
  • BHM 2022 Library Resources


Contact Information

Tracy Davis
Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs
Office: Muntz 123
Email: tracy.davis@uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-9491