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Bay Path Invites the Community to Celebrate Black History Month with Three Virtual Events

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 Longmeadow, MA— In celebration of Black History Month, Bay Path University is hosting three virtual events to honor the struggles, stories, and successes of Black Americans. These events, all related to a theme of cultural empowerment and remaining true to oneself, are the culmination of students coming together to help shape the narrative of what Black History Month means to Bay Path University.

“When we asked our students what they hoped to see for Black History Month events at Bay Path, their answer was clear,” shared Elizabeth Cardona, Bay Path’s Executive Director of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Life. “They wanted to celebrate the beauty and the joy that is the bedrock of Black culture, and they wanted to hear from women who looked like them, who had dreams like them, and whose success stories would light their way.”

Each event is free to attend, but registration is required. The events are open to the public, and anyone who would like to explore their knowledge of both Black history and current Black culture is invited to attend.

Embrace Your Beauty: An online session with LAMIK Beauty founder Kim Roxie. Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Kim Roxie, Founder of Lamik Beauty located in Houston, TX, will offer an interactive program that involves learning how Roxie became a success in the industry. Participants will be inspired to embrace their beauty; Roxie will offer makeup techniques and take questions from the audience.

Me, Myself, and I - From Surviving to Thriving: A virtual interactive storytelling workshop with author Onawumi Jean Moss. Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Onawumi Jean Moss, professional storyteller, keynote speaker, and author presents a journey into a deeper understanding of our powers embodied in strong personal narratives. This experience teaches participants the power of owning their story and building confidence.

Black in Boston - Entrepreneurs Panel: An online panel led by Sheena Collier, founder of Black in Boston. Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sheena Collier, Founder of Black in Boston, will be joined by local entrepreneurs’ leaders to highlight their businesses, share their stories, and strengthen social responsibility and networks.

To register for these events and for information on all Black History Month events and exhibits happening at Bay Path, please visit


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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 60 graduate programs for women and men, including doctoral degrees; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations.  Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.