Event Details

Ready for a one-day extravaganza? 

IGNITE’s Black Excellence Showcase returns on Thursday, Oct.12. 

This year’s theme, Yours to Tell, offers a platform for members of the African American and Caribbean communities to share their experiences through music, art, hairstyles, and food. 

Experience the rhythms of live steelpan drum music, listen to spoken word performances, learn about the history of cornrows and the afro with Crown N’ Glory, and much more! 


10 a.m. – Welcome 
11 a.m. – Hair Care session by Crown N’ Glory and Britney the Barber 
12 p.m. – Cooking session with Hassan Adenola 
1 p.m. – Spoken word by Desiree Mckenzie 

Where is it? 

North Campus, Learning Resource Commons (LRC) 

When is it? 

Thursday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

What’s in it for me?  
  • Free event admission 
  • Free food 
  • Free haircuts 
  • A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Black culture 
How do I register? 

There’s no advance registration required! Stop by the event at any point throughout the day. 

Don’t miss out on this exceptional event. See you there!