Over a dozen events take place on and off campus throughout the month, including the annual Diversity Job Fair, the Diversity Scholars Bowl, the tenth annual Legends Lecture featuring Lisa Leslie, the Trailblazers Series featuring Mark Dean, and a viewing of the 2014 movie Selma.
Get involved and celebrate Black History Month! Visit the Black History Month Calendar for a full list of events. Please be sure to share this calendar with students and colleagues!
The Trailblazer Series promotes and honors African Americans in the UT community who are trailblazers in their field and/or those who have been instrumental in advancing civil rights issues or issues specific to African Americans or persons of African descent. The inaugural series is brought to you by the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and the Commission for Blacks. You can view the inaugural speaker in our series, Theotis Robinson, now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4USaBvfg_gQ. You can view pictures from the second speaker in our series, Rita Geier, now on Flickr.
The Trailblazer series event on February 26 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Registration opens November 10, 2014, and you can view the call for proposals now.
Dr. Steven N. Waller, Sr.
Dr. Anton Reece
Student Success Center
The Commission for Blacks is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Diversity to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.
The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.
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