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Black History Month

Events at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Black History Month 2019

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 form here.

 

January Events

1/18  10am

Ask an Islander Facebook Live with Black History Month Committe

For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen (361) 825-3182 or email Bonnie.Stewart-Richlen@tamucc.edu

 

1/21 8:30am-10:30am

YWCA Racial Justice Forum

YWCA Corpus Christi will hold their Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Racial Justice Forum themed “Shall We Dance?”. While championing the mission of “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” YWCA Corpus Christi invites panelists and community members to engage in thought provoking conversations that will lead to engagement to action.  The goal is to encourage people to do their part, to bring acceptance across cultures, challenge people to widen their own social circles and discuss an implementation of best practices for diversity and inclusion.  This community event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Sharon Bailey Lewis (361) 765-2562.

 

1/21  Noon

MLK Community March 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Corpus Christi Alumnae Chapter’s 33rd Annual MLK Commemorative March begins at Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard Street, and ends at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway Street.  For more information, email corpuschristidst@gmail.com.

 

1/21  1pm – 5pm

MLK Day of Service – Ritz Theatre

Join the Student Volunteer Connection for "A Day On, Not A Day Off." Students will be helping to repair, restore, and revive the historic Ritz Theatre to its former glory. The Ritz Theatre is one of the last historic buildings remaining in Corpus Christi. Built in 1929, The Ritz was the 1st talking movie theater in the area, one of the finest theatres in Texas, and is best known as The Ritz Music Hall in the 1970s, home to a great range of artists from Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Metallica and Def Leppard.  This event is open to all TAMU-CC students.  To participate, please fill out the MLK Day of Service waiver at https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/238901. For more information, contact SVC (361) 825-2106 or email SVC@tamucc.edu.

 

 

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. 

 

2/7 1pm-3pm

Lecture and Reception, The Power of People with Alumna Liza Wisner – University Center, Anchor Ballroom C

An award-winning television personality, Liza will share personal stories about finding her unique voice, cultivating confidence, and building her incredible future as a TAMU-CC alumna.  This event is free and open to everyone.  For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.

 

2/11-2/13 10am-4pm

Tunnel of Freedom – University Center, Anchor Ballrooms A & B

An award-winning television personality, Liza will share personal stories about finding her unique voice, cultivating confidence, and building her incredible future as a TAMU-CC alumna.  This event is free and open to everyone.  For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.

 

2/13 12pm-1pm

Unschooled: Bougie or Trashy-The Origins and Power of Stereotypes – University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms A & B

RSVP on I-Engage: https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2049640. For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.

 

2/13 6pm-8pm

Poetry Slam, Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance

For more information, contact ICA (361) 825-2539 or email ICA@tamucc.edu.

 

2/14 3:30pm-4:30pm

Unschooled: Bougie or Trashy-The Origins and Power of Stereotypes – University Center, Copano 216

For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.

 

2/19 10am-5pm

PASS Civil Rights Movie Day

 

2/20 12pm-1pm

Campus Conversations: Why Does My Hair Bother You?

For more information, contact Angela Walker (361) 825-6219 or email Angela.Walker@tamucc.edu.

 

2/26 11am-2pm

CAB Coffeehouse-University Center, Tejas Lounge

For more information, contact Campus Activities Board (361) 825-2363 or email CAB@tamucc.edu.

 

2/26 7pm-9pm

Step Afrika!-Performing Arts Center

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The event is appropriate for all ages.  It is free and open to everyone.  For more information, contact Susan La Torre (361) 825-5778 or email susan.latorre@tamucc.edu.

 

2/27 11:30am-1:30pm

MLK Awards Luncheon-University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms

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.  RSVP on I-Engage: LINK.  To nominate a student, staff, faculty, or alum: LINK. For more information, contact ICA (361) 825-2539 or email ICA@tamucc.edu.

 

2/27 7:00pm

Ouvrir La Voix Film Screening and Discussion-Center for Instruction, Room 127

History Professor Sandrine Sanos will screen Speak Up/Make Your Way (Ouvrir La Voix) and facilitate a discussion on Afrofeminism.  Ouvrir La Voix is a film about francophone European Black women from the diaspora. It showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afro-pean communities. Ouvrir La Voix aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our “Black women” status. It is a statement from francophone European black women about why we choose to reclaim their narrative. For more information, contact Dr. Beth Robinson (361) 825-3385 or email Beth.Robinson@tamucc.edu.

 

 

BHM Reoccurring events:

Campus Conversations Weekly Series

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Library Display – Feb 1st-28th

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DNA Project  

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 Visit our I-Engage portal Here

 

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