Black History Month Celebration - February

“The House on Coco Road,” followed by a Q&A with the director, Damani Baker

Tuesday, February 6th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Dudley Recital Hall on the 1st Floor of the Fine Arts Building.

Event Description: In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a screening of “The House on Coco Road,” followed by a Q&A with the director, Damani Baker.

Sandra Bland Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, February 7
11:30am – 2:00pm
Location: TBA

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Houston celebrates the life of Sandra Bland, member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., on her birthday. Her life and contributions to the African-American community will be highlighted. Come enjoy treats and learn more about Sandra Bland.

Are we Cray Cray? A look into Mental Health of Black Students

Tuesday, February 13
2:00 – 3:30pm
Midtown Student Center South

This will be a panel and open forum discussion about how racial trauma can affect the mental health and overall wellness of African American college students.

UH Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services will provide helpful resources to students.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

Thursday, February 15
6:45pm Students will meet for a guided discussion and reflection
8:00 Show starts at Obsidian Theater

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is sponsoring an off-campus trip for students to see the play For Colored Girls: Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. This groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Registration.

UEP 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration: Our City, Culture, and Community

Friday, February 16
6:00 – 8:00pm, Multipurpose Room

UH faculty, staff and students are invited to join us as we celebrate our 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This event will include our keynote speaker, Dr. James L. Conyers, Director of the African American Studies Program, and a talent showcase featuring our gifted UH students. Refreshments will be provided. It's going to be an amazing event. We hope to see you there!

BLACK STUDENT MIXER

Wednesday, February 21st
6:00 – 8:00pm, SC South, B12 Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Students have the opportunity to network and socialize with peers, faculty, and staff from the African American community. Engage in rich conversation, free food, and exciting games. Learn more information about the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the African American Studies Program.

Phenomenal Woman Speaker Series

Wednesday, February 21
6:00 – 8:00pm, Multipurpose Room

The Phenomenal Women event will be an evening of celebration, awareness, and empowerment for UH women.

Free CeCe Documentary

Thursday, February 22nd
6:00 – 8:00pm, Midtown Room

The LGBTQ Resource Center and GLOBAL are partnering to show an award-winning documentary showcasing an international campaign led by Laverne Cox to free CeCe McDonald from incarceration in a men’s prison for defending her life.

A Candid Conversation about the LGBTQ Experience in the Black Community featuring Darnell Moore

Monday, February 26
6:00 – 7:30pm, Student Center South Theatre

The goal of this event is to create a space for a community-wide conversation about homophobia and transphobia in the Black community that is led by Black LGBTQ people. The event will feature a screening of “c r e a t i n g s p a c e” by the htx people project, followed by a conversation with Darnell Moore and panelists from the film.

The Historical Significance of Black Migration, the Search for Work, and the Impact of Corporate Governance

Wednesday, February 28
12:00pm
Lecture – RSVP Required

6:30pm
Public Lecture - RSVP Required

The UH Law Center will host a lecture and lunch reception featuring Cheryl Wade, Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor of Law at St. Johns University. A public Lecture will be held in the evening with Asst. Professor of Law James Nelson and A.A. White Professor of Law Ronald Turner as featured commentators. RSVP required.