Black Awareness Month

Keep the Fire Alive 2022

"Keep the Fire Alive" was chosen to reignite the fire that the Black community lit during the Black Lives Matter protests throughout the year of 2020. The fight against racial injustice is still not over and it is so important we keep the fire alive by sharing our stories. This Black Awareness Month, we speak, honor and celebrate those that fought for equality and justice.

bam calendar

If you are interested in being a part of the committee and would like to help plan one of the events, or you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact BAM and/or MSA at UnitedBlackStudents@gmail.com or msa@miami.edu.

BAM Schedule of Events

Event Title Date Time Organizer(s) Location Registration
BAM Opening Ceremonies February 4th 5:30pm EST UBS/BAM Lakeside Patio N/A
Culture Pop-Up: Keep the Fire Burning Showcase February 8th 11:00am EST BAM/Unity Roundtable Lakeside Patio N/A
Black Networking: The Power Social February 15th 5:00pm EST BAM/UM Student Athlete Development Schwartz Center for Athetic Excellence (Lobby Register Here
BAM Day of Service February 19th 9:00am EST BAM Lakeside Canopy & The Rock N/A
Real Talk: Keep the Fire Burning February 22nd 6:30pm EST BAM/Unity Roundtable Zoom Register Here

BAM & UTrailblazer Church Service (Call to Action)

February 27th 11:00am EST BAM/UTrailblazers UM Hillel N/A

2022 Black Awareness Month Awards Celebration

We have created the 2022 BAM Awards Celebration to honor our university heroes whose hard work, passion and dedication make our community better.

Nomination Form

Hosting an event during Black Awareness Month? 

If you are a member of the UM community and have events celebrating Black Awareness Month, please complete this survey form below to have your events added to the BAM calendar.  

Event Submission Form

Campus-Wide Schedule of Events

Event Title Date Time Organizer(s) Location Registration
Women's Basketball Game (Black National Anthem & Black Greek Step Show at Halftime  February 17th 6:00pm EST UM Student Athlete Development Watsco Center N/A
Trailblazers Award Ceremony (Recognition at Halftime) February 26th 1:00pm EST UM Student Athlete Development

Watsco Center H100 before MBB Game 

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Trailblazers Award Recognition February 27th 6:30pm EST UM Student Athlete Development Watsco Center WBB Recognition at Halftime N/A
Center for Global Black Studies Grand Opening February 28th 12:00pm EST Center for Global Black Studies Cesarano Plaza (Miami Herbert Business School Fountain) Register Here

About Black Awareness Month 

Black Awareness Month (BAM) is coordinated by United Black Students (UBS) and is chaired by the 2nd Vice President of UBS. The month is filled with a variety of special events that commemorate the extraordinary historical achievements and contributions of the African Diaspora. Black History Month began as "Negro History Week," which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.