Black History Month (BHM), or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, multiple U.S. presidents have officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Traditionally, the month focuses on the experiences of Black people and leaders in the United States. However, it is important that we create space to honor the legacies, histories and contributions of Black people across the Diaspora.
The university celebrates not only the past accomplishments of Black pioneers, but also recognizes present excellence, and those who continue to blaze an extraordinary trail forward.
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Georgia State University centers and departments are marking HERStory during March, designated in the U.S. officially as Women’s History Month, alongside International Women’s Day on March 8.
The month in the United States had its origins when Congress first passed legislation leading to “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month, recognizing achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
On the world stage, International Women’s Day on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Events for Women's History Month 2024 will be posted during the Spring 2024 Semester.
Through the Multicultural Center, you can enhance your student experience by taking advantage of the many programs and services that we provide. For up-to-date information about our programs and services, check out Multicultural Center page on the Panther Involvement Network (PIN). You can also engage with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. From discussion programs to heritage month celebrations, we have something that everyone will enjoy! Also visit the Belonging@GSU webpage, your one-stop destination for resources and university events designed to help Georgia State fulfill its strategic vision as a place for all.
The Multicultural Center’s Cultural Competency trainings & workshops are designed to engage, equip, challenge and support the Georgia State community in being a more inclusive campus. Our goal is to encourage emerging leaders to be agents of change on our campus, in communities and the world beyond by increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills of Georgia State students. Some opportunities include: In the (STATE) Zone Awareness and Ally trainings, inclusive of Safe Zone and TRANSformation, Allyship 101 and so many more. To view all of our workshops and trainings please visit our Education & Training webpage.
Interested in a training or workshop for your club, class or department? The Multicultural Center offers presentations which create brave spaces for participants to engage in meaningful dialogue and learning experiences. These are designed for various audiences and can be tailored to fit any group. These workshops can be done virtually or in person! To request a workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form.
The Community Connections Mentoring Program (C2) is an opportunity for students of marginalized and underserved communities to connect with each other, university faculty, staff & community partners and discuss topics focused on personal growth, leadership development, career readiness and social responsibility. Through this forum, students' bond through shared experience and build a community of care at Georgia State and beyond. Our cornerstone C2 groups include:
- Womxn of Color
The Multicultural Center’s library resources have been curated to strengthen students’ knowledge around a variety of beliefs, values and experiences of diverse cultural identities and to enhance the skills they will need to work and live as global citizens and leaders in society. The Multicultural Center has a growing collection of resources focusing on specific cultural communities, culturally responsive teaching, and diversity training. The checkout process simply requires your Panther ID card. One of our signature programs is the Baldwin Book Club. If you have any questions about checking out resources from our library or any of our programs, please email us.
The center is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Georgia State community for meetings and events by reservation request. All rooms can be reserved ahead of time by submitting a Room Reservations Form. Multicultural Center staff will be in touch by email to confirm your reservation or discuss your request further. If you have any questions, please call the Multicultural Center at (404) 413-1584, email us, or stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support, and mentoring. Programming and services focus on all identities within the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities. The GSRC welcomes all faculty, students and staff who would like to serve as allies for the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities as well, or those with an interest in learning more. If you have any questions about the services, resources and support available in the GSRC, please email us.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is a resource for learning and a space where all gender and sexuality expressions are welcome. Located in a separate wing of the Multicultural Center, the GSRC has technology, a study area and an overall welcoming spirit aimed to build identity awareness and academic success. The GSRC will work closely with student organizations, departments and faculty to create enriching experiences for all who visit.
The center also features a meditation room that will also serve as a changing space for individuals a part of the trans and non-binary community.
Associate Director- Cultures, Communities & Inclusion (CCI)
LaTia Sinclair, M.S.
Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Global Communities
Chrissonia McCall, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Gender & Sexuality Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, GA 30302-3973
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Student Center East, Suite 206
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303