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NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Black History Month 2021

NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, NYU Steinhardt hosts a series of events in February in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action, the Office of Student Affairs, and Steinhardt student organizations. 

We strive to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Black people all year. We are taking this time in February to highlight Black trailblazers.

Previous 2021 Steinhardt Black History Month Events

How to Be An Antiracist Racial Justice Series: What is Racism?

“How to Be an Antiracist” Racial Justice Series is in continuation with a catalog of racial equity events offered by Steinhardt’s Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action.

A Conversation with Ruby Bridges

The NYU Community is invited to join the Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Organization for an intimate fireside chat with civil rights icon Ruby Bridges.

Students Speak: How Black Lives Do and Should Matter in My School

Join a panel of middle and high school students from around the country as they discuss their visions to combat anti-Blackness and uphold the principles of Black Lives Matter in their schools.

The Role of Black Chefs in Shaping the American Cuisine

Join an interactive cooking class and discussion with chef, author, and social activist Pierre Thiam, who is best known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine-dining world.

Fashion In/Action: Dressing for Global Unrest

MA Costume Studies presents "Fashion In/Action: Dressing for Global Unrest." This exhibition tells the story of 2020 through the lens of fashion, a medium that has emerged as an important site for building community, solidarity...

How to Be an Antiracist Racial Justice Series: What are Microaggressions and Implicit Biases?

How do we address our own implicit biases and those of others before these lead to systematic and structural racism and discrimination?

Centering Black Excellence: Emerging Trailblazers in Speech-Language-Hearing and Education

Join an interprofessional panel celebrating the strength and genius of emerging Black female trailblazers in the many communities they inspire and change.

The Secrets to Making an NYC Bagel and Discussion on the Internet and Racial Justice with Charlton Mcllwain

Following a bagel demonstration courtesy of Thompkins Square Bagel, join us for a lively discussion with Professor Charlton Mcllwain, author of “Remember When the Internet Was Black?"

How to Be an Antiracist Racial Justice Series: Finding a Common Language to Talk about Race and Racism

In this interactive workshop, you will be introduced to a common language for dialogue and for building your understanding of intercultural competence and its role in tackling racism and creating equity.

HISstory with Barry Eastmond and David Swagg R'Celious Harris

The songwriter/producers lead a discussion on the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Leading the Way

Join MPAP Artist Faculty Harolyn Blackwell, Jamon Maple, and Janice Pendarvis for a discussion of their creative lives.

Leadership in a Time of Brexit with Lord Dr. Michael Hastings

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology welcomes Lord Michael Hastings as our distinguished speaker this spring.

How to Be an Antiracist Racial Justice Series: How to Be More than an Antiracist

How do we not only work to dismantle racism but also work to advance racial equity?

Black Theatre United and the Making of "Stand For Change"

Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence Vanessa Williams and the co-founders of Black Theatre United discuss their mission and their collaboration with NYU music creators on BTU’s forthcoming theme song.

The 1619 Project on Race and Health: A Reflection on Clinical Practice

Join an interactive discussion on the systematic barriers to healthcare that Black Americans have faced throughout history. What lessons can we learn from the past to provide equitable care today?

Black Lives Matter Everywhere

Join the Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government for a panel addressing anti-Black events that occurred in 2020 and exploring bridging the gap between African and African American communities.

I Am Music with Amadeus

Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, multi-Platinum producer, musician, and CEO, discusses how to turn passion into a career.

Cyber Soul Food: Lowcountry Cooking in the Big City

Join the Steinhardt Black Society and Food Studies student chef Hue Williams for a virtual cooking demonstration and conversation celebrating Black cuisine.

Black, Gifted, and Woman: An NYU Steinhardt Journey

Steinhardt has been the academic home to Black women who have made a difference in society since its inception. To pay homage, join this discussion with community members identifying as Black women.

Please note that virtual events require an internet connection and computer, tablet, or smartphone. It is a priority to make our events inclusive and accessible and NYU Steinhardt is pleased to provide accommodations for people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email for assistance.

Many of our online events will be closed captioned and posted on the NYU Steinhardt YouTube page.

For additional information, please visit the Accessible Online Events Resource Guide.