Through March 7: The Cress Galley of Art presents work by four prominent African American artists. On view in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center, this exhibit includes original work on paper by Sam Gilliam, Jimmy Lee Suddeth, Benny Andrews, and Dr. Eugene Grigsby. Appearing alongside Andrews’ work in this exhibition is “Benny Andrews: The Visible Man,” a video written and directed by David Irving and produced by Linda Freeman, distributed by Lands Video. This work is on loan from the collection of Nancy Bowen Wiggins, Charlotte, NC. Exhibit hours are 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Monday thru Friday. The Fine Arts Center is located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets on the UTC campus. For more information contact the curator at email@example.com or call 423-304-9789.
February 1: Black History Month Kickoff Celebration Raccoon Mtn. Room, 12 noon-1 pm-Sponsored by UTC Chapter of N.A.A.C.P
February 4: Let’s Debate Open Discussion of movie “The Great Debaters” Signal Mtn.
Room 6 pm (Open to public-no charge)
February 5: Sex for Chocolates (This program will focus on campus statistics regarding sexually transmitted diseases. Exercises and games centered around safe sex) Chickamauga Room 8:22 pm—Zeta Iota Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Lambda Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (Open to the public)
February 6: Blood Assurance National Marrow Donor Program (Education, prevention and testing) – UC 11 am-1 pm
February 7: Chattanooga Cares “Prevention Is Power”: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Fortwood Room 11-2 pm- Sponsored by: Theta Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,
February 7: “Who AM I: A Walk Through History” UC Auditorium 7pm-Sponsored by Zeta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Eta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.(Open to public-no charge)
February 14: “Protect your Heart” (This program will focus on awareness and prevention of Cardiovascular diseases affecting the Black Community)-UC 12 noon-2 pm-Sponsored by Zeta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
February 16: Community Service “Habitat for Humanity” meet at Lansing Court 8:45 am, UTC Chapter of N.A.A.C.P
February 18-19: Art Exhibit “A Walk with Earl through African America” (A 100 to 150 foot exhibit detailing the victories and defeats in the African American experience. Presented in the form of montages, collages, artifacts, and other memorabilia. Lookout Mtn Room
February 18, 10 am-3 pm and February 19, 9am-3pm (Open to public-no charge)
February 19: Flute Juice Productions presents “Jazz Poetry Slam” Crossroads 9pm-11pm –Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Services and Association for Campus Entertainment(open to public-no charge)
February 21: Body and Soul Tribute to Black Artist UC Auditorium 6-9 pm Sponsored by: Black Student Alliance (Open to public-no charge)
February 27: Voter’s Registration Drive- UC 11-1 pm Sponsored by Eta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (open to public)
February 27: Open Forum Discussion “Pledge against Foul Language and Negativity” Signal Mtn. Room, University Center, 8 pm- Sponsored by: UTC Chapter of N.A.A.C.P (Open to public-no charge)
February 29: The play “Ain’t I a Woman,” a music theatre work celebrating the life and times of four powerful African American Women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant Folk Artist, Clementine Hunter, and fervent Civil Rights Worker Fannie Lou Hamer.) UC Auditorium 7 pm (open to the public-no charge)
March 5: “Don’t Speak My Mother’s name in Vain” (One woman show, presented by Reanae McNeal, dealing with many topics affecting African American Women in history) UC Auditorium 7 pm(Open to the public-no charge)-Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Services and The Women’s Center
March 6: GEAR UP Black History Bowl, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., UTC University Center Auditorium, no charge and the public is invited. Features teams from Dalewood, East Lake, Orchard Knob, Howard and Chattanooga Middle Schools. All participants have been taught in the GEAR UP after-school program by UTC mentors. These students will battle in an academic competition to determine which groups knows its Black History best.