Penn State Berks celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month 2023
Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — In honor of Black History Month, the Penn State Berks campus community is invited to a virtual event titled "The Frederick Douglass Project," and the Penn State Berks Black Student Union will hold two events.

Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. – Annual Black Excellence Dinner

The Barn at Flying Hills, 10 Village Center Dr., Reading, Pennsylvania

The Black Student Union will host this event, which celebrates success and honors the achievements of those within our community. The theme is Met Gala Gilded Glamour and formal attire is required. This event is free and open to Penn State Berks students but pre-registration is required by Feb. 2.

Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m. -- "Boss: The Black Experience in Business" Film Viewing

5 Luerssen, Penn State Berks

In partnership with the Reading NAACP, Laurie Grobman, professor of English and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, will show the PBS film "Boss: The Black Experience in Business." The film will be shown from 5 to 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow until 8 p.m. 

Feb. 24, 5–7 p.m. – Being Black at Berks

Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks

The Black Student Union will present its fifth anniversary showcase, highlighting the talents of African American students at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public, and it will include poetry, musical performances, an alumni panel, and a hair and skin expo.

For more information on the Black Excellence Dinner and Being Black at Berks presentation, contact Tianna Hamilton, Black Student Union president, at [email protected]