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Black History Month 2017: “Our Story”

The Multicultural Mavericks are proud to present our Black History Month celebration in February. The entire campus community is invited to participate and increase their awareness of the positive impact that the African American and Black community have made on society. Featured events include cultural performances, social and educational events with UT Arlington professors and the annual Black Leadership Institute (BLI).

BHM 2017 Schedule of Events 

  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st
    Program - Black History Month Kick-Off Tabling
    Time: 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Location: UC Palo Duro
    Look for us at the UTA Study Abroad Fair

  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
    Program: Black Leadership Institute
    Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: UC Second Floor except Carlisle Suite
    Pre-Registration Required by February 1st

  • Date: Monday, February 27th
    Diversity Week/ Black History Month
    "Where Does Hip-Hop Meet Jazz? AN exploration through Hip-Hop and Jazz Culture"
    Featuring SHAOLIN JAZZ- A live performance featuring DJ 2-Tone Jones
    Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Location: UC Rosebud, Foyer

AAFSA Lecture Series:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
    Topic: Policing: Myths and Realities
    Speaker: James Hawthorne, Chief of Police, Cedar Hill Independent School District.
    Time: 12-1PM 
    Location: UH 104

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
    Topic: Historical Reflections in the Age of Trump
    Speaker: Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew, Director of Community Affairs, State Fair of Texas.
    Time: 12-1PM
    Location: UH 104

  • Date: Tuesday, February 21st
    Topic: Keeping it Real, Keeping it 100%
    Speaker: Timeka Washington Gordon, Director, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services and Community Scholars Program, Texas Christian University.
    Time: 12-1PM
    Location: Library Parlor, 6th floor
    Co-sponsored with the University Library



Students on the BHM planning committee have often received the strong support of the African American Faculty & Staff Association at UT Arlington. The Association have collaborated with us on hosting events, serving as mentors, and sharing their academic expertise as presenters and mentors.

Download the AAFSA Lecture Series events for Black History Month 2017

African American Faculty and Staff Association