I am UIC: UIC celebrates Black History Month

Real Talk with Vic Mensa

Various campus groups at the University of Illinois at Chicago have created a variety of events in the month of February for the celebration of Black History. The month of February is popularly known to be the remembrance of African American history in the United States. This societal celebration honors Blacks’ culture, heritage, history and social activists.

Starting Feb. 1, UIC organizations will commence events that will celebrate the dynamic history and culture of African Americans in the United States. These events will also create an avenue for students to network with their peers, faculty, staff and alumni.

I am personally looking forward to attending these events, and encourage the UIC community to attend. Their presence at these events will not only show support to the different students’ organizations but will also emphasize that UIC honors the history of African Americans.

Here are a few upcoming events:

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 1.

Illinois Room, SCE

Real Talk with Vic Mensa
6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5
UIC Forum

View more events on the UIC Connection website.


Temitope Odedoyin
Temitope Eddna Odedoyin is majoring in English and fully concentrating in media and professional writing. Apart from writing, she has have a passion for painting, and enjoys using watercolors, oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel. She also has an interest in creative writing and short stories. She believes that art — through writing and painting — is a way of expressing one’s feelings.

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