B/AACC to host ‘Being Black and Disabled’ in Lory Student Center Thursday

Jonny Rhein

Building stands in the snow.
The Lory Student Center stands in snowy weather on Feb. 21st. (Brandon Mendoza| Collegian)

The Black/African American Cultural Center is hosting a series of events titled “Being Black and…” for Black History Month. Some of the topics in this series include “Being Black and Undocumented,” “Being Black and Gender Non-Binary” and the upcoming “Being Black and Disabled.”

According to the B/AACC’s website, “being Black is just one of the several identities we hold, and it is important for students to take the time to explore why we/ they show up the way they/we do as black individuals. We may have one identity in common (being black), but other identities we hold influences our why, what, who, when, where and how.”


According to Bethany Norwood, the peer coordinator for B/AACC, the goal of “Being Black and Disabled” is to dive into the multiple layers that create the black experience.

“In order to explore intersectionality and create unity within the Black community, we aim to further understand how identities shape what it means to be a Black multidimensional individual while fostering an interactive discussion,” Norwood said.

“Being Black and Disabled” will be held at the Lory Student Center in room 322 on Thursday, Feb 22. The event starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Collegian reporter Jonny Rhein can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @jonnyrhein.