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Black History Month

Events at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Join TAMU-CC's Annual Celebration of Black History Month

To nominate a student, faculty or staff member for the Spirit of MLK Exemplary Awards which are presented at the annual MLK Awards Luncheon complete this form https://orgsync.com/6127/forms/294773.  

 

January Events

1/21  8am - 12pm

MLK Day of Service - Artesian Park

The Student Volunteer Connection and Islander Cultural Alliance are preparing and serving meals to the Corpus Christi Homeless population with Tacos not Bombs.  

 

1/23  6:30pm

6th Annual MLK Community Celebration - Performing Arts Center

Featuring keynote speaker Ms. Symone Sanders 2016 Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sander's Presidential Campaign and Political Contributor for CNN.  Sponsored by TAMUCC and Del Mar College.  Contact Angela Walker at (361) 825-6219 angela.walker@tamucc.edu for more informaiton.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

February Events

2/1 - 2/28

Black History Month Display - Mary and Jeff Bell Library

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will feature interactive displays and displays with local black history and collection highlights throughout the library.  

Facebook @TAMUCCLibrary Black History Month Trivia Contest

The Mary and Jeff Bell LIbrary will post daily trivia with weekly prizes on their Facebook page. 

 

2/6  7:00pm

Documentary:  I am Not Your Negro - O'Connor Building Room 145

Come out to the Island University for a film screening of the documentary I am not your Negro.  The film is based on James Baldwin's final unpublished manuscript in which he reflects on the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The screening will include a discussion led by Dr. David Blanke, Professor of History.  Free and open to the public.   

 

2/13  11:30am - 4:00pm 

Tunnel of Freedom - University Center Lonestar A&B

The Tunnel of Freedom is an interactive display created by PASS to educate our students and the community about the historic journey of African Americans.  Feel free to explore at your own pace as you read about the many important steps in the African American experience while considering the trials and tribulations that we still face as we work towards making this world a more inclusive and welcoming place for us all.  For more information please contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen (361) 825-3182 or email bonnie.stewart-Richlen@tamucc.edu.  

 

2/13  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Project GRAD Poetry Slam - University Center Lonestar A&B

Join PASS in honoring Black History Month by reading works by your favorite poet or submitting your own that reflects the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. The submission deadline is Feb. 9.  For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen at (361) 825-3182 or email bonnie.stewart-Richlen@tamucc.edu.  

 

2/13  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Movie:  Dark Girls Documentary - University Center Lonestar A&B

PASS will show Dark Girls Documentary, a film that explores the prejudices that dark-skinned women face within and beyond Black American culture.  For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen at 361.825.3182 orbonnie.stewart-richlen@tamucc.edu. 

 

2/14 11:30am - 4:00pm

Tunnel of Freedom - University Center Lonestar A&B

The Tunnel of Freedom is an interactive display created by PASS to educate our students and the community about the historic journey of African Americans.  Feel free to explore at your own pace as you read about the many important steps in the African American experience while considering the trials and tribulations that we still face as we work towards making this world a more inclusive and welcoming place for us all. For more information please contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen (361) 825-3182 or email bonnie.stewart-Richlen@tamucc.edu.   

 

2/14 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Round Table Discussions - University Center Lonestar A&B

PASS will facilitate student-only round table discussions focused on controversial topics.  For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen at 361.825.3182 orbonnie.stewart-richlen@tamucc.edu. 

 

2/14  2:30pm - 4:30pm

Movie:  Hidden Figures - University Center Lonestar A&B

The film, based on the non-fiction book by the same name, tells the story of three African American female mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA’s early years. For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen at 361.825.3182 or bonnie.stewart-richlen@tamucc.edu.

  

2/19 7:30pm

Performance:  Step Afrika! - University Center Anchor Ballroom

The world’s first professional dance company dedicated to stepping.  The dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

2/22  8:00pm

Movie:  Get Out: - University Center Lonestar Ballroom

Join Campus Activities Board and Islander Cultural Alliance for a screening of this recently released mystery-thriller movie.  For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.  This event is free and open to the public. 

 

2/27  12:00pm

Unschooled:  Redlining and Racism - University Center Jetty Room 123

The Inclusive Islander Network will present a discussion on how systemic racism is a part of our everyday lives, often times without any of us realizing it. They will define and discuss the practice of redlining and how even though there are laws that prevent redlining today, the effects are still seen in our suburbs and schools. For more information, contact Delaney Foster at 361.825.3925; or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu. RSVP here. Free lunch will be provided.

 

2/28  11:30am - 1:30pm

MLK Awards Luncheon - University Center Lonestar Ballroom

 The Islander Cultural Alliance will celebrate the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the MLK Awards Luncheon. Join us in recognizing students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the ideals of MLK.  For more information, contact Susan La Torre at 361.825.5778; or email susan.latorre@tamucc.edu.

Click Here to RSVP:  https://orgsync.com/6127/forms/294793

   

 Black History Month Calendar
 
 

If you are interested in being a part of next year’s Black History Month Committee, please contact Stephanie Schmidt at 361-825-2707 or stephanie.schmidt@tamucc.edu