Black History Month Events and Programming

Black History month is a time for us all to reflect, acknowledge and amplify the contributions our people have made to the world. This page is a place to share information on what is happening and in no way serves as a complete listing of things happening. Please check for a listing of more events.

2023 Information

UNM Black History Kick-off Brunch January 28th, 2023 at 10:30 AM - SOLD OUT

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The Langston Hughes Project

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Click here for more info about the Langston Hughes Project.

Are you an APS Student who would like to attend The Langston Hughes Project?

Black Business Summit February 7th & 8th

This two day event is designed to help Black entrepreneurs, business owners, and future owners access resources for business development throughout the state. We will cover several topics relevant to businesses who are in their ideation stage, as well as start-up businesses, growing businesses, and businesses in transition. 

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Click here to RSVP If you are unable to join us, please do check out the resources below.

If you missed day one, don't worry check out the event recording.


African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Minority Business Development Agency

Office of African American Affairs

City of Albuquerque Office of Black Community Engagement

Veterans Business Outreach Center

New Mexico District Small Business Administration

New Mexico Small Business Development Centers

New Mexico Economic Development Dept.

City of Albuquerque Economic Development Dept.




NM PTAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center

New Mexico Trade Alliance


City of Albuquerque Office of Equity and Inclusion

Public Education Department Black Education Act Liaison

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

Family Friendly New Mexico

State Purchasing General Services Department


African-American Day at the NM Legislature

Join local leaders as we spend a day at the capital celebrating our contributions to New Mexico.

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Thursday February 23rd 6pm-9pm at UNM Student Union Building 

Film Screening, Community Discussion and Reception.

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2nd Annual Black History Meet & Greet

We will gather together to celebrate Black History and hear the latest updates from the City of Albuquerque's Office of Black Community Engagement. Enjoy libations, food and fellowship with friends.

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3rd Annual Black History Month Soccer Clinic



WHAT TIME?¿A QUÉ HORA?    12:00 PM–1:00 PM

WHERE?¿DONDE?                  MESA DEL SOL
                                            5700 Bobby Foster Rd. SE
                                            Albuquerque, NM 87106


Past Years Information

Click the button for the year you would like to see. The information will appear under the button on this page.

The City of Albuquerque celebrates Black History Month by celebrating the heritage, legacy, and contributions of Black people in the United States and in right here in our city so we can finally eliminate the tri-cultural narrative. Use #CABQBlackHistory when attending a workshop or community event

90-Day Nonviolence Pledge: February - April 2022

The 90-Day nonviolence pledge is an effort to commit to Dr. Kings' Six Principles of Non-Violence against the Triple Evils of poverty, racism and militarism. The community is encouraged to participate in submitting their pledge! 

90-Day Nonviolence Pledge Webinar Series Schedule

This series of virtual educational webinars and town halls will be facilitated by City employees and other community members

February - CABQ Violence Intervention Program Overview

The CABQ Violence Intervention Program is designed to approach gun violence from a public health perspective utilizing lived experience, peer workers, and assertive outreach techniques to align community work that serves victims of violent crime through a healing inspired, trauma informed system of care.

When:        Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at 6:30PM
Facilitators: Angel Garcia & Elizabeth Silva, PhD
Where:      Zoom Click Here to Register Here

March - Restorative Justice

Ever heard the term 'Restorative Justice?' Join this webinar to learn what restorative justice is, how it can be applied through your work and how it can be used to fight crime. 

When:        Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 at 6:30PM
Facilitator: Tonya Covington
Where:      Zoom Click Here to Register Here


April - MLK's 6 Principles of Non-Violence

Join the New Mexico Martin Luther King Commission and the National King Center as we take a deep dive in the 6 principles of non-violence.


The Spectrum of Blackness: Diversity Within the Black Community

As we continue to dive into Black History Month, what does it mean to celebrate the spectrum of Blackness within the Black/African American community? What are the barriers to doing so? This session will cover the impacts of colorism and the importance of seeing the diversity within the Black/African American community. We'll examine how institutions and organizations create harm when engaging with the Black/African American community in a universal/stereotypical way.

  • When:    Thursday, February 24th, 2022 from 4:00–6:00PM MST
  • Where:   Zoom
  • RSVP:     Click here to RSVP for Free

Events planned by CNM Black Student Union



Events happening at the University of New Mexico

Effective Jan. 18, UNM will require medical or health-grade masks be worn while on campus.

African American Student Services has themed our year, “It Takes a Village.” On the UNM calendar you'll see a mix of past and present students featured. Our programs will highlight our uniquely diverse Black student scholar community. We plan to take a deep dive into identity, explore ways to center wellness and self-care, and affirm our Black Excellence.

 When you hear, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” we hope you'll reflect on all those who have assisted you in getting to where you are now and that you'll reflect on the journey of your ancestors and their resiliency, creativity, brilliance, and strength that was passed down to you.

 “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” — James Baldwin


Click the flyer for more details

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Not on Campus? Check out events happening on North Campus at Health Sciences Center 


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New Mexico Black Lawyers Association

NMBLA announced "Perspectives on Practice" Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels and will also hold a CLE on Critical Race Theory during Black History Month on 2/18/22 from 1 PM to 4 PM. To register or for more information, please visit our website: Not a lawyer? It's okay register anyway, this is open to the community.

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2nd Annual Black History Black Diamonds & United Soccer Clinic

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Black Leaders on Environmental Justice and Beyond

Black communities throughout the nation have taken the lead on environmental justice for years. At the same time they've also been the most impacted by environmental malpractice, pollution, and injustice. The environmental movement has historically excluded the voices of Black leaders, even when policies and practices directly effect their livelihoods and communities. Today, many are still fighting for a transformation of the environmental movement to prioritize funding and opportunities for justice for Black communities.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

Join Green 2.0 and Hip Hop Caucus for a discussion with Black leaders in the environmental sector about what needs to happen to move the needle in our mission to achieve justice and equity in the environmental movement.

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For more information about the events above, please contact Nichole Rogers at 505-768-4521 or the Office of Equity and Inclusion at [email protected]