Black Heritage Month 2023
Join the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center as they host various programs, events, and highlights throughout the month of February in celebration of Black Heritage Month.
A renaissance is described as both a quintessential form of art & culture, but also as a revival of interest in an established culture. We chose Black Renaissance as our theme for the month for both reasons: understanding the essential & foundational work of Black people throughout American history & within American culture; but also, as a return to the knowledge that Blackness is expansive, inclusive & iconic— we as a people, are art in its purest forms. We wanted BHM to celebrate & reverberate the beauty of Blackness & Black people, from all viewpoints & perspectives.
Open all month
in Michener Library, Archives Level
Open All month
Canned Food Drive
at the Garvey
The Garvey's 40th Anniversary Reception
Open House: 4p - 6p at the Garvey
Reception: 6:30p - 8:30p in the Campus Commons Multipurpose Room
The Garvey at the Men's Basketball
6p-8p at Butler-Hancock
Soul Food Night in partnership with Black Campus Ministry (BCM) & Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)
7p - 9p at Harrison Den
"Bundles of Love" Valentines Day
9a - 5p at the Garvey
Garvey Table Talk with Black Student Union (BSU)
6:30p - 7:30p at Harrison Den
The Garvey at Women's Basketball
6p - 8p in Butler-Hancock
Chicken & Waffles
12p - 2p at the Garvey
We must also shout out our campus partners, peers & stakeholders who are also excited to celebrate Blackness with us through supporting our collaborative programming including COSI, Alumni Relations, University Advancements, University Libraries, C/UBS, Black Campus Ministries, InterVarsity, Men's and Women's Basketball, Black Student Union, and DJ Machadellic. Thank you
Stay up to date on all that's happening, and more, on the MGCC Instagram
*Event information subject to change. For accommodations or assistance or more information please call or email to Garvey at 970-351-2351 or MGCC@unco.edu.
Share Your Alumni & Garvey Story
The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center has created an Oral Histories Project to collect narratives, images and stories of the Garvey, from those who experienced it firsthand over the last 40 years, including alumni, students, staff and faculty.
Share your memories and meaningful experiences. Upload any media or artifacts – from photos and videos to articles or personal reflections – from your time at UNC. With your submissions and through audio and video interviews, we aim to curate student and alumni memories and document the impact The Garvey has had on the UNC community while preserving those memories for future generations.
If you’d like to participate in the Oral Histories project, we invite you to complete the survey linked at the bottom of this page.