Scavenger hunts, open mic nights, and free food: The Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrates Black History Month.
Black History Month Kickoff/Unity Quilt:
Monday, February 1, 11:30 A.M. Multicultural Center
Start Black History Month off with friends, fun, and food! We’ll also be creating a new Unity quilt for display in the Multicultural Center!
Fish, Spaghetti, and Fellowship: Be Your Own Hero:
Tuesday, February 2, 8 P.M. Multicultural Center
The MCC and Unique Perception will be hosting a traditional fish and spaghetti dinner.
Soul Cinema with CAB:
Monday, February 8, 12 P.M. Multicultural Center
Multicultural Affairs and CAB present “42” the story of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson (this title was filmed in our very own Engel Stadium).
Movie Night; Freedom Riders:
Monday, February 8, 8 P.M. Multicultural Center
The LH Mason Singers will be hosting a movie night and discussion for the movie “Freedom Riders.”
Tuesday February 9, 6 P.M. Multicultural Center
InterVarsity is back at it with their signature open mic night!
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt:
Wednesday, February 10, 3:30 P.M. Meet in the Multicultural Center
Pair up with some of your friends and search campus for Black History Month clues.
Talkback Panel for By The Way, Meet Vera Stark:
Tuesday, February 16, 5:00-6:30 P.M. Library Theater (Room 131)
A theatre panel, including cast members and the director, will discuss the UTC production of the play, which features an African American character in 1930s Hollywood. The panel will also discuss themes from the play in relation to current-day America, and discuss Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lynn Nottage’s personal story and motivation for the play. This event is co-presented with the UTC Theatre Club.
African American Inventors and Inventions Museum
Wednesday, February 16 – 17, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Tennessee Room, UC
Come visit the traveling museum that celebrates African American inventors and their inventions.
Library Movie Night – American Denial: The Truth is Deeper than Black or White:
Wednesday, February 17, 8-10 P.M. Library Theater (Room 131)
Enjoy this fascinating film where the narrative cross-cuts between past and present, between a 1944 investigation by Swedish Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal into American denial and societal bias regarding race relations and 21st-century stories of racial injustice that we overlook while insisting on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice and equality. This 55-minute film will be followed by student-led discussions about current-day race relations in America and how those are reflected in the film. This event is co-presented with the UTC History Club.
Soul Cinema; The Tuskegee Airmen:
Monday, February 22nd, 12:00 P.M. Multicultural Center
Join us for another Soul Cinema! This time we’ll be viewing The Tuskegee Airmen, a film about the first African American military pilots.
Brother2Brother: A Night out with a Gentleman:
Wednesday, February 24th, 7:45 P.M. Tennessee Room
Jessica Jones, motivational speaker and author of The Upgrade, will give a talk. Come dressed to impressed. Free food will be provided.
Book Club Discussion:
Thursday, February 25, 6 P.M. Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center will be hosting a book club discussion on Thursday, February 25th. This year the discussion will center on The Souls of Black Folks by W.E.B. Dubois. If you’d like to participate, please stop by the Multicultural Center to sign up and pick up a copy of your book in advance.
BLOC Awards Program:
Monday, February 29th, 8:00 P.M. Tennessee Room
The Black Student Alliance and Multicultural Center present this awards program to recognize and celebrate the achievements of multicultural students and organizations at UTC during the 2015-2016 school year. Students can access the nomination link here.