Celebrating Black Excellence Across Campus

In recognition of Black Heritage Month, multiple organizations within Loras College will be hosting series of different events recognizing the important role Black Americans played throughout history and celebrating the achievements of our Black students and alumni.

The Center for Inclusion & Advocacy will host three events highlighting different aspects of black culture and history:

“The Return of the Black Wall Street” with Marcelius Braxton – February 11 at p.m.

“Black Excellence Night Showcase” – February 18 at 7 p.m. via Zoom/ Social Media

“Lift Every Voice” Black Identity, Music, and Language Lecture with Blaze Campbell-Jacobs – February 24 at 11 a.m. via Zoom/ ACC Ballrooms

The Center is also hosting an exhibit on the Alumni Campus Center Concourse on February 22-26 entitled “Our Lady of Kibeho and Black Saints.”

Other groups across campus will also be providing Tomorrow night, February 4, Phi Beta Lambda will give present “Black Businesses & Entrepreneurs” at 7 p.m.

The Student Life office will present an exhibit in the ACC Concourse the week of February 8 focused on Black Americans past and present and their notable accomplishments. The following week, The Peace & Justice group will provide a new exhibit in the same space entitled “Black Creatives in Activism: A Display of Activist Media.”

Be sure to check back with the Loras Daily and the Loras social media profiles to get more event details as they get closer.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).