In honor of Black History Month, UH Hilo will sponsor a free private screening of Hidden Figures

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosts several events in celebration of Black History Month. The events revolve around the theme Black Women Breaking Boundaries.

Black History Month was established to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans, and to remember profound African American leaders who have left behind a legacy that has inspired many. It also provides an opportunity to reflect upon the history and culture of people of African heritage.

Dobet Gnahoré


  • Exhibit, Throughout the month of February
    Mookini Library
    The exhibit was created by UH Hilo students, under the direction of Kerri Inglis.
  • Film screenings
    Hidden Figures, February 4, 6 p.m., Prince Kuhio Cinemas
    What Happened, Miss Simone, February 9, 6 p.m., Wentworth, room 1
    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 16, 6 p.m., Wentworth, room 1
  • Performance, February 22, 7:30 p.m., Hilo Performing Arts Center
    Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré
  • Soul Food for Thought Cafe, February 24, 11:30 a.m., Campus Center Dining Hall
    Performance and open-mic invitation to poets, spoken word artists, musicians and all forms of entertainment. Sign up by email. Soul food will be featured on the cafeteria menu.
  • Speaker, February 28, 12:30 p.m., Student Services Center W-201
    Lecture by J. Phoenix Smith, a clinical and ecotherapist with more than 20 years of experience working in public health, social justice movements, African indigenous healing practices and teaching Mindfulness-Based therapies.

For additional event details read the full article at UH Hilo Stories.

—A UH Hilo Stories article