Celebrating Black History Month 2021
Highlighting our Black Alumni and Students
Events at USC
Monday, February 1 at 12:00pm
Please join President Carol L. Folt together with faculty, staff, students, and community members as we kick-off the University’s month-long celebration of Black History Month.
Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
This panel will explore what it’s like to be a Black officer in today’s society and what it’s like to fight institutional racism and white supremacy from within police departments. This event is brought to you by the Safe Communities Institute, the Black Alumni Association and the USC Department of Public Safety.
Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30pm
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and presented as part of the 2019 Create Justice forum, The Just and the Blind is a powerful multimedia experience that illuminates the unseen and under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth and their families.
Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The USC East Asian Studies Center presents in association with East West Players and the Black and Latino Playwrights’ Celebration: “Intersections of Asian and Black Cultures in Theatre” as part of the Race/Solidarity: Transpacific Conversations series. This series invites faculty and guest speakers to discuss the current racial reckoning at USC and beyond and start this conversation within a global context.
Thursday, February 25 at 12:00pm
Don’t miss internationally acclaimed Motswana poet Tjawangwa Dema, as she reads from her prize-winning collections The Careless Seamstress and Mandible, and performs spoken word pieces from throughout her career, reflecting on life in Botswana, the United States, and England.
The Gathering Place
"On the corner of hope and drive,
Under the question of open sky sprawls our great gathering site.
In this village we make the globe a little smaller
So we can dream bigger, so the dream need not wait.
Here in this gathering, we do good so that the world might be great.”
- by Amanda Gorman
“Quiet Heroes – Over Eighty,” an exhibit at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology by photographer and USC alumnus Barry Shaffer, provides universal life lessons from older Los Angeles immigrants and people of color.