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Aug. 23 | Cultural and Community Centers Community Kickoff

Food, swag, music, games, and more! Come learn about each of our centers and the many student organiazations they advise. 

7:00 – 9:00PM EST

Commonwealth Ballroom – Squires


Aug. 24 | CCCs at Hokie Shuffle Ice Cream Social 

Join us for a fun and low-key opportunity to meet student organization leaders and campus departments that can tell you more about getting involved on campus!  Free ice cream or popsicles from Big Lick Ice Cream will be provided for the first 100 student attendees who complete their Shuffle Card by getting 3 student organizations to punch their card.

5:30 – 7:30PM

Squires Plaza


Sept. 01 | Native at VT Student Org Meeting

Come out and join! We are accepting new members. To learn more about our organization click here: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/nativeatvirginiatech

6:00 – 7:00PM

AIICC – Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email native@vt.edu


Sept. 02 | CCCs at GobblerFest

Gobblerfest is an annual involvement fair to promote opportunities with student organizations, departments, and the broader community.  We encourage students planning to attend to browse our student organizations on GobblerConnect and come ready to experience over 700 booths, live performances, and rides - rain or shine! 

4:00 – 7:00PM

Drillfield


Sept. 10 | Original People’s Forest Visit with Mx. Tyson Sampson

On this trip Tyson Sampson (he/they) will introduce individuals to edible and medicinal species. Tyson is a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and has been collaborating, researching, and education about local flora for twenty-one years.

Register to secure your spot! https:// tinyurl.com/forestvisit (Currently full with waitlist)

9:00AM – 12:30PM

AIICC – Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email Katie Trozzo at ketrozzo@vt.edu

Sponsored by: Catawba Sustainability Center, Inclusion and Diversity, and Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation


Sept. 15 | Native and Indigenous Peer Mentoring Recruitment Meet N’ Greet

The Native and Indigenous Near Peers Program matches freshman and sophomores with juniors and seniors to assist them with their transition into college life. Mentors assist mentees with community building, learning and identifying campus resources, and academic success tips. Come out and meet our mentors, enjoy free pizza, and get matched!

5:30 – 7:00PM

AIICC Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu


Sept. 15 | AIICC Movie Night: Prey (2022)

Starring Indigenous actress Amber Midthunder, Prey (2022) is a prequel to the first four movies in the Predator franchise.  It is also available in the Comanche language with subtitles.  Come out and enjoy this recent film with friends and free snacks!

7:30 – 9:30PM

GLC Lawn Backup Location: Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu


Sept. 29 | AIICC College of Science Community Night

Join the College of Science as they welcome back and hold community with Native and Indigenous students studying within College of Science majors. Food provided!

6:00 - 7:00PM

AIICC - Squires 122

Please RSVP | For questions or accommodations, email jessh@vt.edu


Oct. 10 | Indigenous Peoples’ Day Panel:  Significance and Process of Eastern Siouan Mapping Project

Working in collaboration with a cartographer, a group of scholars of Eastern Woodland societies created maps of Eastern Siouan-speaking peoples during the 17th century based on primary sources and recent scholarship. Many of the Eastern Siouan-speaking groups were a part of the Monacan confederacy whose capital was Rassawek. Refreshments provided. 

10:00 - 11:00AM

Newman Library Multipurpose Room

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu


Oct. 10 | Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

Join us at Solitude for cultural celebrations, food demonstrations, and a special message from President Tim Sands and Virginia tribal leaders. 

3:00 - 4:30PM

Solitude House - 705 West Campus Drive

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu or victoriaperfer76@vt.edu


Oct. 10 | Indigenous Peoples’ Day Keynote: Charlie Amaya Scott

Charlie Amaya Scott is is a citizen of the Navajo Nation, and Indigenous transgender scholar, activist, writer, and social media influencer.  She/they will be discussing what it means to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ day in current contexts. Refreshments provided. 

6:00PM

Newman Library Multipurpose Room

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu or anbingham@vt.edu


Oct. 14 | Native Alumni Society Meet N’ Greet

Current students and faculty are encouraged to come connect with our Native and Indigneous Alumni Society as they kick off their homecoming weekend activities.  This is a great opportunity to share about what the current community is doing and build organic mentoring connections with some of our recent alumni. Refreshments provided. 

4:00 - 5:00PM

AIICC - Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email dorisb@vt.edu or  missy86@vt.edu


Nov. 02 | Centering Native Voices in Earth Science to Address Inequality

This talk, sponsored by the College and Science and Department of Geosciences, features Paulette Blanchard.                    Paulette is a citizen of the Absentee Shawnee as well as a Kickapoo descendant.  

11:00am - 12: 00pm

Zoom ID: 889 0983 0920

For questions or accommodations, email jessh@vt.edu


Date: TBD | Panel: Conducting Ethical Research with Native Communities

Historically, researchers have not always respected the dignity and worth of American Indian and Indigenous people. Therefore it is critical that researchers proceed with the utmost respect for subjects’ when designing, conducting, and disseminating their research. Virginia Tech is specifically dedicated to protecting research participants and promoting ethical research. This panel discussion will highlight the ways in which Virginia Tech’s planned tribal engagement policy will help to ensure that the health and wellbeing of American Indian and Indigenous people involved in research are protected. The panelists will discuss the history of research involving American Indian and Indigenous people, as well as the ways in which the tribal engagement policy will support ethical research and innovation. 

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

For questions or accommodations, email ktrott@vt.edu


Nov. 14 | Indigenous Fashion Night

Join us for the closing night of American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month! Native at VT will be walking the runway in traditinal designs and Native inspired streetwear. Refreshments provided.

6:30 - 8:30PM | Doors open at 6PM

Commonwealth Ballroom - Squires

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu


Dec. 08 | Reading Day Semester Send-off

Join us for the closing of the semester with food, fellowship, and the best study tips to ace those exams!

12:00 - 2:00PM 

AIICC- Squires 122

For questions or accommodations, email missy86@vt.edu

Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Tuesday, August 23rd 6:00 - 7:00 PM GLC Multipurpose Speed
Thursday, August 25th 6:00 - 7:30 PM BCC Putting Black in Blacksburg Welcome & Networking Event
Friday, August 26th 4:30 PM McComas Gym AFRICAN DANCE: Session 1
Friday, August 26th 9:00 - 11:00 PM BCC/GLC Multipurpose BOC Blackout
Saturday, August 27th 12:00 - 4:00 PM Prairie Quad Welcome Back Block Party
Aug. 29th - Sept. 2nd Varies Varies NPHC Week
Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Friday, September 2nd 4:00 - 7:00 PM Drillfield GobblerFest
Wednesday, September 7th 6:00 PM Moss Arts Center Lawn MOSS: CIMAFUNK
Thursday, September 8th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM BCC Celebration Joyce Williams w/Nikki Giovanni
Thursday, September 8th 6:00 - 8:00 PM BCC Barbershop Talk
Friday, September 9th 6:00 - 8:00 PM GLC Lawn BOC Showcase
Saturday, September 10th     Football: Boston v. VT
Thursday, September 15th 6:00 - 8:00 PM Haymarket My Black is Beautiful
Fri. - Sun., September 16th - 18th 3 Day Event TBA Family Weekend
Monday, September 19th 6:00 - 10:00 PM Squires Colonial Hall BSA Movie Night
Thursday, September 22nd     Football: West Virginia v. VT
Friday, September 23rd 4:00 PM BCC Soulful Friday #1 (3rd Fri.)
Monday, September 26th 6:00 - 7:30 PM Owens Ballroom Black Faculty Staff Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 29th 7:00 - 10:00 PM Commonwealth Ballroom BSA Skate Night
Friday, September 30th 4:30 PM McComas Gym AFRICAN DANCE: Session 2
Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Friday, October 1st     Football: UNC v. VT
Thursday, October 6th 7:00 - 8:00 PM Brush Mountain B BSA Mafia Game Night
Thursday, October 6th 6:00 - 8:00 PM BCC Barbershop Talk
Sunday, October 9th TBA Press Box - Lane Stadium R&B Brunch
Tuesday, October 11th 5:00 - 8:00 PM Commonwealth B Black Business Student Expo
Wednesday, October 12th TBA TBA Black Greek Stoll Off
Thursday, October 13th 7:30 - 9:00 PM Commonwealth Ballroom BSA Fall Comedy Show
Friday, October 14th TBA TBA Parade & VTU Concert
Saturday, October 15th 4:00 PM TBA Football: MIAMI v. VT
Saturday, October 15th 1:00 - 2:00 PM Start TBA Black Alumni Tailgate
Tuesday, October 18th 6:30 - 8:30 PM Brush Mountain A BSA: Miseducation of the N-word
Thursday, October 20th 6:00 PM BCC Word of Mouth Poetry Slam
Friday, October 21th 4:00 PM BCC Soulful Friday
Tuesday, October 25th 6:00 PM BCC COS Community Night in the BCC
Thursday, October 27th     Football: NC STATE v. VT
Friday, October 28th 4:30 PM McComas Gym AFRICAN DANCE: Session 3
Friday, October 28th 4:00 - 10:00 PM Squires BSA Halloween Event: Movie & Costume Contest
Mon., Oct. 31st - Fri., Nov. 4th 7:15 AM -10:45 PM
(all day)
Williamsburg Room

 

BOC Week

 

Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Mon., Oct. 31st - Fri., Nov. 4th Varies Varies BOC Week
       
Thursday, November 3rd 6:00 - 8:00 PM BCC Barbershop Talk
Saturday, November 5th TBA TBA BSA TAILGATE - Black Excellence
Saturday, November 5th     Football: GEORGIA TECH v. VT
Monday, November 7th 6:30 - 8:00 PM Commonwealth A BSA Sip & See Coffee House/Paint Night
Mon. - Sat., November 7th - 12th Varies Varies SGRHO Founders' Week
Mon. - Sat., November 9th 5:00 PM BCC VTable Talk - Black Excellence with Dr. Menah Pratt
Thursday, November 10th 6:00 PM BCC Word of Mouth Poetry Slam
Friday, November 11th 4:00 PM BCC Soulful Friday
Saturday, November 12th     Football: DUKE v. VT
Mon. - Fri., November 14th - 18th Varies Varies Q Founders' Week
Tuesday, November 15th 6:30 - 8:00 PM TBA BSA FRIENDSGIVING
Thursday, November 17th 7:30 PM Moss Arts Center SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
"Hope: It's Been a Long Time Coming"
November 18th - 27th "Thanksgiving Holiday" VT  
Mon., Nov. 28th - Sun., Dec. 4th Varies Varies Alpha Founders' Week
Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Thursday, December 1st 6:00 - 8:30 PM Entire Commonwealth Ballro Kwanzaa Celebration
Thursday, December 8th 12:00 - 5:00pm BCC READING DAY
Friday, December 16th TBA TBA University and Graduate Commencements

Third Monday of January | Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Month of February | Black History Month

Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Wednesday, September 7th 12:00 PM (Noon)  El Centro Comida Y Comunidad
Thursday, September 16th   El Centro La Gran bienvenida

September 15 - October 15 | Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

Date (2022) Time (EST) Location Name of Event
Wednesday, October 5th 12:00 PM (Noon)  El Centro Comida Y Comunidad
Friday, October 14th   El Centro Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month Gala

 

March 4 - April 5 | Latinx Symposium

September 23 | Celebrate Bisexaulity Day

October 1 - October 31 | LGBTQ+ History Month

October 19 | LGBTQ+ Resource Center Awareness Day

October 20 | International Pronouns Day

October 26 | Intersex Awareness Day

October 25 - October 29 | Asexual Awareness Week

November 11 | Veterans Day

November 20 | Transgender Day of Remembrance at VT

April 4 - April 8 | Pride Week

September 7 - September 10 | InclusiveVT Welcome

March 15 - April 15 | Jewish Cultural Month