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Shop Talk Series: Rate My Blackness

Join us here at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, alongside the Zeta Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., on Thursday, February 9th from 6-8pm for Rate My Blackness. This event will be an interactive discussion on how “blackness” is viewed and rated in various spaces.

Black AIDS Day 2017

One in six Black Americans name HIV/AIDS as the number one health problem in the U.S. . Come out to Black AIDS Day 2017 and learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and update your status with free, rapid, and confidential HIV testing administered by the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. The event is on Friday, February 3rd from 10am-2pm in the Student Center Room 2205 A & B.

2017 Food Drive Challenge

Throughout the month of February the GOBCC will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Tiger Pantry. A list of needed items can be found at: TIGERPANTRY.MISSOURI.EDU. A drop off bin will be available in the GOBCC or you can donate to the organizations that are listed who are collecting items on behalf of the food drive. Food items may be collected from Wednesday February 1st-29th.

Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative Blood Brothers Blood Drive

70% of African-Americans have type O or B blood- the blood types most in demand. The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative is hosting their annual Blood Brothers Blood Drive on January 24th from 10am-2pm in Memorial Union- Stotler Lounge. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter: Mizzou to schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also welcome. 

Black Cinema Movie Series

Join us for our 4-part movie series in honor of Black History Month. Each movie in the film series is a depiction of historical and cultural experiences that have largely influenced the black community. All events are free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. The first installment in the series is the movie Selma and will be shown on January 19th at 6pm here in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.