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Upcoming Events

Black Heritage Month 2024. Theme: African Americans and the Arts. February 1-29, 2024

Black Heritage Month 2024

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson established the celebration of Negro History Week, during the second week of February. This celebration was eventually exanded to last the entire month and is what we know of today as Black History/Heritage Month.

Join us for a month long celebration consisting of various programs and events. Our theme for this year is African Americans and the Arts.

Next Event: Tracing Our Path Through Bronzeville. A film screening and discussion

Thursday, February 22nd 

Exhibition Open 4 PM- 6 PM

Film Screening and Discussion: 6 PM-8 PM

Light Refreshments Will Be Served.

BCC Gallery, Addams Hall 207.



black table talk

Black Table Talk

Join our conversations!

We discuss thought provoking topics and film shorts related to today’s climate reflecting political, economic, and social justice events.

Wednesdays: 2/28, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Black Cultural Center Gallery, 207 AH – In-Person

Next Topic:

2/28: Visualizing Black Culture

Join us as we explore the power of photography to interpret Black Lives


What's Going On?

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On? is an event that will be held the first Friday of each month with presentations and discussions on rotating mental health topics. Students will have the opportunity to share their experiences on a range of topics focusing on Black Mental Health and Wellness. This space is open to UIC Students only.

This month’s topic is : Empowering Black Women: Needs, Supports, and Resilience

Friday, March 1st, 2024 10:00-11:00AM

Register Here:–vqD8rHtb1f4lyLXOw732nMbBoZT8w#/registration



BCC Open Mic Nights

BCC Open Mic Nights

This semester, the BCC is introducing a new student-collaboration program: BCC Open Mic Nights, hosted by UIC’s very own DJ John West!

BCC Open Mic Night:

Thursday, March 28th

6:30 – 9:00 PM

Student Center East, Cardinal Room


Late Nights at the BCC

Late Nights at the BCC

Join us in our new initiative: Late Nights at the BCC!

The BCC will be extending its hours from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM every other Thursday for Study Nights and Movie Nights!

In-Person: 209 Addams Hall

carver sustainability project

Carver Roots of Justice

In Fall 2022, the Black Cultural Center launched the Carver Sustainability Project, a series of programs that examine the importance of environmental stewardship for local and global Black communities.

Join our monthly discussions and workshops focused on the meaning of environmental, economic and social sustainability and see how we, along with local activists, can promote environmental justice for our communities at UIC and throughout
the city of Chicago.