Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Black History Month

Join the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as we recognize and honor the contributions of the Black Diaspora this February for Black History Month. Engagement opportunities include: film screenings, mindfulness workshops, line dancing, painting with Soul Palette, the Antonio Johnson Gala honoring Black Excellence, and more.

Black history month event   

Embracing Mindfulness Through the Arts: Hula Hooping, Journaling & Crafting

February 8 @ 5-7pm, HUB 4th Floor
Join the CDI and Smooth Transitions in collaboration with Black Girls Flow for hula hooping, journaling, and crafting. 

The Amen Corner by James Baldwin 
February 8 @ 7:30pm, Otto M. Budig Theater
Please reach out to Dr. Ivy Banks at if you are interested in attending this amazing theatrical performance. (limited tickets available)

SOUL Night!
February 13 @ 5:30pm, Kennedy Auditorium
This event is a community gathering of soul food and a screening of "Harriet". 

Film Screening of "My Name is Pauli Murray"

February 13 @ 6-8pm, Gallagher Student Center Clocktower
This QUEERIES & HIST 199: Women and Civil Rights Era History collaboration will feature a screening of "My Name is Pauli Murray" a documentary about the life and ideas of a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Daleah Goodwin, Assistant Professor of History.

CDI Live After 5: Hosted by NPHC
February 15 @ 5-6pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Join us for games, music, raffle prizes and more!

Black History Month Parade & Prayer Service
February 18 @ 9am (Family Dollar to GSC), 1:45pm (Arrupe Overlook)
Join the Elevations After School Enrichment Program, Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier’s School of Education, and the CDI for the 4th Annual Black History Month Parade & Parade Service. The parade will begin at Family Dollar (3800 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, OH) at 1:45pm and will proceed to the Gallagher Student Center where the opportunity to participate in communal prayer and conversation will take place until 3:45pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to Hollie Johnson at

X-ish: BHM Theme
February 19 @ 4-5pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Join the CDI as we facilitate a support space for women and non-binary students of color.

Line Dancing Workshop
February 22 @ 5-6:30pm, Gallagher Student Center, Arrupe Overlook
Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for a fun and energetic time learning the most popular line dancing moves!

Antonio Johnson Gala: Tenacity, Intelligence, and Brilliance - We Are Black Excellence
February 24, @ 6-10pm, The Armory
Please join Xavier University and the Black Student Association (BSA) as we celebrate the 48th Annual Antonio Johnson Gala. This year's gala will feature the dynamic Mataryun "Mo" Wright, M.P.A., President and CEO of The RAMA Companies. Tickets are $28 for Xavier students, $75 for general admission, and $800 for Corporate Scholarship Sponsor Tables (8 people). Purchase your tickets today. Dress code: Formal Attire

Barbershop Talk: BHM Theme
February 26 @ 4-5:30pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Join the CDI as we facilitate a support space for men students of color.

Painting with Soul Palette
February 28 @ 1-3pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Join the CDI and participate in a custom paint experience as we collectively work on a SOUL Collage!