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Black Heritage Month 2023

black heritage month

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 

Art Exhibition

in Michener Library, Archives Level

Open All month 

Canned Food Drive 

at the Garvey 

Saturday 4th

The Garvey's 40th Anniversary Reception 

Open House: 4p - 6p at the Garvey 

Reception: 6:30p - 8:30p in the Campus Commons Multipurpose Room 

Thursday, 9th

The Garvey at the Men's Basketball                                                                                                                            
6p-8p at Butler-Hancock 

Friday, 10th

Soul Food Night in partnership with Black Campus Ministry (BCM) & Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) 
7p - 9p at Harrison Den 

Tuesday 14th

"Bundles of Love" Valentines Day

9a - 5p at the Garvey

Wednesday 15th

Garvey Table Talk with Black Student Union (BSU)

6:30p - 7:30p at Harrison Den

Thursday, 16th

The Garvey at Women's Basketball    

6p - 8p in Butler-Hancock                                                                                         

Wednesday 22nd

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.

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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.  

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