Black Student Union

CNM's Black Student Union's (BSU) officers, meetings, and contact information.

BSU Meetings

BSU invites you to join our virtual meetings every first Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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The BSU Mission

The Black Student Union's (BSU) mission is to help students strive for academic excellence, encourage positive images of African Americans, and help students become an integral part of the CNM community.

BSU Officers

  • President: Keri Waites
  • Vice President: Damian Williams
  • Secretary: Open
  • Treasurer: Open

Black History Month at CNM

The 2024 Black History Month theme, "African Americans and the Arts," celebrates the profound impact of African Americans on the artistic landscape throughout history. This theme offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of creativity, resilience, and cultural expression that has shaped the arts within the African American community.

From literature and music to visual arts and performing arts, African Americans have played pivotal roles, contributing innovative perspectives and pushing boundaries. The theme invites exploration of the stories, achievements, and contributions of African American artists, highlighting their ability to challenge societal norms, break barriers, and pave the way for future generations.

By focusing on "African Americans and the Arts," we acknowledge and honor the significant cultural legacy woven into the fabric of American society, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diverse and impactful contributions of African Americans in the realm of artistic expression.

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2024 Black History Month Events

Thursday, February 1
Event: Black History Month Kick-Off 
Location: CNM Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall
Time: 3 p.m. 
Join us for food, fun, and music by local group TMAC and a keynote presentation from NM Black Chamber of Commerce President Karla Causey.

Thursday, February 15
Event: Banana Pudding Cooking Demonstration
Location: CNM Main Campus, RPM, Room 105 
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 21
Event: Jazz Festival
Location: CNM Main Campus, SRC, Room 204 
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the legacy of black musicians with Phil Arnold and his youth jazz band from the African American Arts Center. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served afterward.