Identity Months & Weeks

Since the early 1900s, the nation has dedicated days, weeks, and months for specific underrepresented communities to highlight, educate and celebrate their contributions to society. To foster equality, diversity, and inclusivity at CSN, we join the nation in honoring several identity months and weeks including the following:

  • September 15 – October 15: Latinx Heritage Month
  • October: LGBTQ Pride Month
  • November: International Education Week
  • February: Black History Month
  • March: Native American Heritage Month
  • March: Women's History Month
  • April: Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Office of Inclusive Learning & Engagement works collaboratively with students, departments, and Diversity Committees to offer programs for identity months and weeks in order to educate and celebrate our nation, our campus, and ourselves. Events are open to everyone at CSN no matter how a person identifies.


Black History Month

Black History Month (February) is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.



Black History Month Trivia Contest
February 1 | Drawings at NOON, 12:30P.M. and 1P.M. | RSVP Link
Show off your knowledge on topics related to AfricanAmerican history, including Colleges and Universities, Inventors, Countries of the Diaspora, Award Winners, and Olympians during a series of Kahoot! games! Grand prize for each game is $250 CSN Bookstore voucher. Winners must be enrolled at CSN during spring 2021 semester.

Sponsored by: ASCSN, Student Life & Leadership, and First Year Experience

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Alternative Health & Wellness Forum
February 11 | 3P.M. - 5P.M. | MS Teams
An alternative view on keeping yourself feeling and looking healthy with Herbalist Loytoya Harris, Success Coach & Metaphysician Dr. Frantonia Pollins, Personal Trainer Jasmine Mays, Reiki Master & Spiritual Advice Healer Lashelle Whitmore, and Health & Wellness Consultant Nichole Henderson. Join our experts who will explain and give advice on how you can give your health an extra boost of love.

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee

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My Sister's Keeper: The Push to Protect Black Women
February 16 | 4P.M. - 6P.M. | RSVP Link
So often Black women are viewed as strong, independent,supernatural beings. And time and time again they've come to ournation's rescue. But are we, as a community, fulfilling our duty toprotect them? Join AAHC for an open discussion about the currentdynamic between Black men and women. Share your experiences,and help us brainstorm tangible ways to protect our queens!

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee

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Active vs. Activism: Is There a Difference?
February 19 | 6P.M. - 8P.M. | Zoom
A conversation with local activists Leslie Turner, Minister Stretch Sanders, and Asha Jones.

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee

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Different Shades of Blackness: Are You Black Enough?
February 23 | NOON - 1:30P.M. | RSVP Link
A conversation on the meaning of identifying Black.

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee

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"Y tu abuela, ¿dónde está?”: Exploring Afro-LatinX Culture
February 23 | 5:30P.M. - 6:30P.M. | MS Teams
Explore the history and origins of the Afro-Latinx community and its relation to both the Black and Latinx communities today.

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee & Latino Alliance

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Divine 9 Virtual Exhibition
Feburary 26 | 1P.M. - 3P.M. | MS Teams
An opportunity to learn about Black historic fraternities and sororities. 

Sponsored by: African American Heritage Committee

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