UPIKE to celebrate Black History Month

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) is proud to honor Black History Month (BHM) through celebrations that will include a variety of programming, such as art displays, discussion panels, musical performances, film screenings and other activities across campus. 

UPIKE’s Office of Diversity will host events open to the entire campus and the local community, encouraging people to participate and learn while honoring the experiences and achievements of Black leaders throughout history. 

The celebration will kick off with the Crucial Conversation Series of panel discussions on February 9, with “Is it Just a Word?,” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB), followed by the “Just As I AM” discussion that will be held on February 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 7th floor of HPEB. 

Black History Month Spirit Week will be observed February 13-17, in accordance with two signature events held on February 18, which will include the Minorities in Medicine Conference on the 7th floor of HPEB and the UPIKE women’s and men’s basketball BlackOut doubleheader, which will take place in the UPIKE Gym.

In recognition of BHM and open to the public, the Night of Excellence dinner and awards will be held on the 7th floor of HPEB from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

To see a complete list of events for UPIKE’s celebration of BHM, please visit upike.edu/office-of-diversity/black-history-month/.