Haitian Art Exhibition

Show runs September 3 - 27 with an Artist Talk on September 24, 2019. __________________________________________________________________________________

Exploring the Artistic styles of Haiti. Works curated by Lee Rainboth, Jacmel Arts Center Director. This exhibition showcases a collection of Haitian art from 6 artists in residence at the Jacmel Arts Center located in Jacmel Haiti.


September 12, 2019 | 7p | Fowler Hall


A conversation that examines the ways our patriarchal culture informs sexual misconduct like date rape, demeaning portrayals of women in pop culture, the gender pay gap, the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions and more. The interactive town hall discussion panel of experts featuring Darnell L. Moore author of No Ashes in the Fire, Jessica Care moore, founder of Black WOMEN Rock! and Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal.


September 20 - December 1 Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Black American Voices: Featuring the Zamora Collection

Featuring the Antonio and Betty Zamora Collection of African Art in juxtaposition to photographs if Black America in a narrative that is the result of conversations and interviews, that Joe Barry Carroll has with family and friends.


September 20 - December 1 | Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

My View From Seven Feet: Paintings by Joe Barry Carroll

Carroll uses paintings to tell stories. These stories have explored the people who have guided him, the places he has encountered, his experiences growing up in the American South and his travels during his professional career with the NBA.


September 22-30

Paris, France - The African-American Experience

From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African American expatriates felt welcome in Paris in the years following World War I. Walk in the footsteps of African American luminaries and gain a deeper appreciation of this influential community.


September 26 | 4-6 PMU

Queeribbean – Featuring Robert Wesley Anthony Taylor, Jr. of New York University.

Thriving Thursday Showcase

Queeribean is an emerging theory in the field of Queer and Ethnic Studies that explores the lives of LGBTQIA and Caribbean people. The portmanteau serves as both personal identity marker and descriptor of the places as both personal and descriptor of the places and spaces inhabited by LGBTQIA and Caribbean. You will be introduced to the islands, religions and social construction.  In partnership with Purdue Black Cultural Center, the Purdue Student Union Board, the Purdue LGBTQ Center and the Purdue Caribbean Student Association. Free and open to the public

Registration strongly encouraged. RSVP here


October 5-8 | Memphis, TN

Cultural Immersion Experience

A customized experiential opportunity focused on the Civil Rights Movement and Social Justice. Domestic and International Purdue students will spend time with local experts, visit sacred spaces and build community while exploring U.S. History.


October 9 | Elliot Hall of Music

Giant Leaps with Condoleezza Rice

Sixty-sixth Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, sits down the Purdue President Mitch Daniesl as a part of the Giant Leaps Series, a yearlong lecture series as a part of Purdue's 150th Anniversary.

Seating options will be shared in mid-September

Learn more by visiting Purdue Convos


October 15 | 6p | BCC MP 3

Model Minority Myth

A Panel discussion on Model Minority Myth with Artist Lugao Kasberg; Fulbright Scholar, Ivan Anthony Santos Hernares and Professor Dada Docot.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. Registration encouraged. RSVP here

Accompanied by Balay Means Homes Exhibition in the Black Cultural Center Studio 115 featuring

works by Artist Lugao Kasberg


Friday, October 18 & Saturday October 19 | 7 pm | BCC

What Is Blackness

The Coffee House
A celebration of Life, Love and Black contributions to American Life.


October 31 | 6p | BCC

Arts As Activism Part II

Thriving Thursday Showcase

Featuring Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka. Adrian Matejka is an African-American Poet, born in Nuremberg, Germany. He earned his BA from Indiana University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Matejka is the recipient of fellowships the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation. He teaches creative writing at Indiana University in Bloomington.  Free & Open to the Public. Registration required. RSVP here or contact Danicia Malone, dmmalone@purdue.edu, 765.494.3094


Nov 1 | 8p | Loeb Playhouse

Harlem 100

Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, this multimedia show captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billy Holiday made Harlem the cultural center of the country. A modern day variety show that pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theatre and Cotton Club. In Partnership with Purdue Convos.

Tix and more at Purdue Convos


Nov 3 | 7:30p | Elliot Hall of Music

The Color Purple

2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival will make its Lafayette debut with its Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues giving a new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize winning story.

In Partnership with Purdue Convos.

Tix and more at Purdue Convos



Exhibition featuring Animator, Musician and Film Director Jeron Braxton  whose work has been hailed the "future of anime" by Fader Magazine.

On display at the Purdue Black Cultural Center, Nov 4 - 28 | BCC Studio 115

November 20 – 21 will feature two days of panels and interactive events on the topic of computer gaming technology, design and the future of the industry featuring Jeron Braxton and Purdue alum, Tion Thomas. Thomas earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue in 2009. He has over 15 years’ experience in the industry and currently works as a Developer Relations Field Application Engineer for Razer Inc. In partnership with Purdue Data Sciences

Free and open to the public


Sunday, November 10 | 1p | IUPUI Campus Center, Theater - Indianapolis, IN

Spirituality at the Intersection: A Conversation featuring Dr. Maria Abegunde, Richard Rohr, Teresa Mateus and Ven. Lobzang Dorje

We will explore the bridges between spirituality, faith and justice and wellness. A focused time for intentional dialogue between intergenerational, interracial and interfaith practitioners. It calls on mystics, contemplative, faith leaders and activists to share best practices for peace in the world. In partnership with the Purdue Black Cultural Center, The Indianapolis Public Library Center for Black Literature and Culture, The Peace Learning Center, and The Spirit & Place Festival. Free and open to the public. Registration required. 

RSVP here or contact bcc@purdue.edu, 765.494.3094


Peace & Love Classical

Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and Black Voices of Inspiration

Nov 16 | 7:30p | Long Center

It’s the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and we’re celebrating with music that helped define this iconic era in American history. Come relive the 1960’s with features by Purdue’s Black Voices of Inspiration, jams by Woodstock festival artists, and tributes to some of the decade’s most legendary leaders.