Observed annually in February, Black History Month is a celebration of black accomplishment and its many heroes, who are often forgotten about, or rarely mentioned. According to Black History Month founder Carter G. Woodson, “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition.” 

This February, the American University of Paris will be hosting several events in honor of Black History Month. These events have been organized and sponsored by the AUP Diversity Club, the History Department, the Inspire Africa Club, the Student Leadership Office, and the Senior Representative. Please join us in celebrating Black History Month. 

Monday, February 5: Evie Shockley, 18:30, C104, celebrated poet and associate professor of Rutgers, will present her new book of poems, Semiautomatic. 

Tuesday, February 6: Stephane Robolin, 18:30, C102, director of Center of African Studies and associate professor of English at Rutgers University, "Black Books, Banned Books: Apartheid South Africa's Subterranean Circulations." 

Thursday, February 8: AUP Diversity Club’s Privilege Walk, 18h30, C104, students are invited to come together in an experiential activity to show how people benefit or are marginalized by certain systems in our society. Free pizza will be served! 

Monday, February 12: 19:00, Soldats Noirs, Centre George Marshall, 75001, Inspire Africa Club will be going to a round table hosted by the U.S. Embassy on Black Soldiers who fought under the American & French troops during the Great War. 

Wednesday, February 14: Black Panther, TBD, Inspire Africa Club, will be going to see the brand new Black Panther film. 

Thursday, February 16: Cultural Experience Trivia Night, 18:30, Amex, come test your knowledge on cultural diversity and for a chance to win cultural experience tours with AUP students! Happy hour prices in the Amex! 

Tuesday, February 20: Black History Month Debate, 18h30, C102-103, AUP Diversity Club and the History Department will be hosting a Black History Month themed debate. A special guest cohort from The American University of Cairo will also be presenting on this topic. 

Thursday, February 22: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Libya, 18h30, C103, Inspire Africa Club will be hosting a student-led presentation and discussion on this topic. 

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Students on a theater trip in Iceland.

Current Students

Black History Month 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 06:00 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 00:00

Observed annually in February, Black History Month is a celebration of black accomplishment and its many heroes, who are often forgotten about, or rarely mentioned. According to Black History Month founder Carter G. Woodson, “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition.” 

This February, the American University of Paris will be hosting several events in honor of Black History Month. These events have been organized and sponsored by the AUP Diversity Club, the History Department, the Inspire Africa Club, the Student Leadership Office, and the Senior Representative. Please join us in celebrating Black History Month. 

Monday, February 5: Evie Shockley, 18:30, C104, celebrated poet and associate professor of Rutgers, will present her new book of poems, Semiautomatic. 

Tuesday, February 6: Stephane Robolin, 18:30, C102, director of Center of African Studies and associate professor of English at Rutgers University, "Black Books, Banned Books: Apartheid South Africa's Subterranean Circulations." 

Thursday, February 8: AUP Diversity Club’s Privilege Walk, 18h30, C104, students are invited to come together in an experiential activity to show how people benefit or are marginalized by certain systems in our society. Free pizza will be served! 

Monday, February 12: 19:00, Soldats Noirs, Centre George Marshall, 75001, Inspire Africa Club will be going to a round table hosted by the U.S. Embassy on Black Soldiers who fought under the American & French troops during the Great War. 

Wednesday, February 14: Black Panther, TBD, Inspire Africa Club, will be going to see the brand new Black Panther film. 

Thursday, February 16: Cultural Experience Trivia Night, 18:30, Amex, come test your knowledge on cultural diversity and for a chance to win cultural experience tours with AUP students! Happy hour prices in the Amex! 

Tuesday, February 20: Black History Month Debate, 18h30, C102-103, AUP Diversity Club and the History Department will be hosting a Black History Month themed debate. A special guest cohort from The American University of Cairo will also be presenting on this topic. 

Thursday, February 22: Human Trafficking and Slavery in Libya, 18h30, C103, Inspire Africa Club will be hosting a student-led presentation and discussion on this topic.