Black History Month Celebration - February

Black Like Us: A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience in the Black Community

Wednesday, February 6th
Student Center Theater
6:00PM – 7:00PM

Join this conversation that explores the Black LGBTQ community’s experiences with religion and the church. Author Michael Arceneaux will join us and share from his debut New York Times Best Seller, I Can’t Date Jesus, a timely collection of hysterical and soul searching essays about what it is like to grow up in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work.

The Life & Legacy of Sandra Bland

Thursday, February 7th
Roy Cullen, RM 102

Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council at our annual celebration of the life and legacy of Sandra Bland. We will be discussing the social implications of her death. Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Black History Month Lecture

Thursday, February 14th
Law Center, Bates Building, Room 109
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Featuring Harvard Law Professor, Pulitzer-prize winning and National Book Club author Annette Gordon Reed. Best known for her books on the Hemmings of Virginia, Reed will discuss confederate symbols and implicit and explicit bias. Sponsored by University of Houston Law Center.

Afro-Genesis: A Celebration of Black Culture & Beauty

Friday, February 15th
SC South Ballroom
6:00PM – 9:00PM

The Urban Experience Program in collaboration with Love Our Locks will be hosting a celebration of Black culture and beauty. Guests will be entertained by musical guest, Kechi, and informed about issues affecting the Black community by a panel of speakers. Vendors will be presented and refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Urban Experience Program and Love Our Locks.

Utilizing Your Power through Community Work

Monday, February 25th
Student Center North, Impact Room
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Want to learn more about the Third Ward art scene? Come join us for a conversation with Project Row House and learn how they are combating gentrification with the power of art to maintain culture. Sponsored by the Wellness Center.