Black History Month 2022

Story posted February 8, 2022 in CommRadio, News by Paloma Freundt

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As we head into the second week of February, Penn State student organizations at campuses across the commonwealth are offering plenty of events to honor and celebrate Black History Month.

Some of this week’s events include, Identity Talks series “Celebrating Black History Month” panel on Feb. 8, 6-7 p.m.

At this event which will be held remotely, alumni will provide viewpoints to help students understand how to thrive in a diverse work environment. The following day on Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. at the HUB-Robeson Center, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity CSGD will present an exhibit for black queer history. That same night, there will also be a remote film and post-film discussion at 7 p.m. on “My name is Pauli Murray,” which profiles a significant yet mainly unknown leader in the civil rights, women’s rights and gay rights movements, Pauli Murray.

Additionally, many students are finding their own ways to carry out the month by staying informed and providing support to the African American community.

Daniella Disantis, a sophomore majoring in finance, says she plans to use social media platforms to educate herself regarding the struggles the African community has faced and how they’ve overcome them.

Jenna Barrett, a senior majoring in education, is taking a different approach. “In honor of Black History Month, I’m going to support black owned online businesses," Barrett said.

This is a time in which Penn State comes together to celebrate the African American community through various means. To stay informed on upcoming events throughout the month, visit