Celebrate Black History Month: Attend an Upcoming Event

APU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Division invites you to join us for the following events in recognition of Black History Month. For more information about these events, please email dei@apu.edu.

It Takes a Village: Reflections from Presidents of APU’s Black Affinity Organization

February 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom

This engaging panel discussion with leaders of APU’s Black affinity organizations will give the APU community an opportunity to 1) learn about the lived and leadership experiences of Black ethnic organization presidents at APU, 2) explore the wisdom and inspiration leaders draw from Black history and pioneers, and 3) highlight the value of Black affinity organizations in building cultural engagement, education, and community. The panel will include:

  • Mireya Smith, Black Student Association (BSA)
  • Joshua Canada, Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association (BFSAA) and Black Doctoral Student Association (BDSA)
  • Brandy Cannon, Society of Black Clinical Psychology Students (SBCPS)
  • Bi'Shan Caston, Black Graduate Student Organization

Register to Attend: It Takes a Village

A Seat at the Table: A Conversation with APU Black Men

February 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via Zoom

An interactive discussion with APU Black men at the undergraduate, master’s-level, and doctoral-level. Panelists will reflect on their lived experiences as Black men in America and APU while discussing race, culture, and faith. The panel will include:

  • Malachi Smith
  • Phillip Barnes
  • Maxwell Wilson
  • Marcos Henry
  • Antonio Mouzon

Register to Attend: A Seat at the Table

Re-Imagine Music: Bridging the Genre Gap starring J. Micheal O’Neal and Friends

February 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., via apu.edu/live

Throughout Black History, music across a number of genres has played an integral role as a rhythmic expression of conveying pain and struggle, inspiration and hope, and truth and love. Join us for a virtual concert featuring musician, producer, and performer, J. Michael O’Neal as he masterfully weaves music, vocals, and prose to appreciate and reimagine the cultural flavor and potency of music.

Register to Attend: Re-Imagine the Music