Please join us for  UTC’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The following events are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and are free and open to the public.




Black History Month Kick-Off
Tuesday, January 31st, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Chattanooga Room.
Kick-off event for BHM 2017 featuring L.H. Mason Singers, NPHC fraternities and sororities, Terrence Banks, and keynote address provided by Brittany King, UTC Multicultural Counselor

Black in Academia
Tuesday, January 31st, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Panel-style event on the Black experience in academia




Hidden Colors
Thursday, February 2nd, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Interactive program to educate students on ancient African American kings and queens lead by students in the Multicultural Mentorship Program

What’s Real Diversity Dialogue: How to Make America Great Again Part II
Tuesday, February 7th, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Diversity dialogue on how to work together to move forward after a tumultuous presidential election year.

Reel to Real Movie: Dear White People
Wednesday, February 8th, 3:30 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Movie viewing and discussion of Dear White People

You’re Black. They’re White. So What?
Wednesday, February 8th, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Through this event, participants will engage in an open forum discussing how to truly survive on a predominantly white institution. Discussion will be facilitated by Bradley Bell, Assistant Director of New Students and Family Program Office and Terrence Banks, Admissions Counselor.

Mississippi: Is this America?
Thursday, February 9th, 6:15 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Documentary screening of PBS documentary Mississippi: Is this America? with debrief to follow with UTC History and UTC Film Club

Frederick Douglass and Black Freedom: 19th Century, 1960s, 1970s, and Today
Wednesday, February 15th, 7:00 P.M. Ocoee Room.
Audio-visual presentation w/historical magazines and conversation about Frederick Douglass and his contributions to Black freedom led by UTC Professor of History Norton Wheeler.

A Black Man and a White Woman Discuss Race
Wednesday, February 15th, 4:00 P.M. Library 440 Southern Writer’s Room.
A panel-style discussion in celebration of Black History Month.

The Littleton H. Mason Singers Present: Agape Café, A Presentation of Black Arts
Wednesday, February 15th, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Open-mic night celebrating the arts with singing, poetry, dance, and rap.

Reel to Real Movie: Loving
Monday, February 20th, 6:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Movie viewing of Loving with discussion to follow. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, CAB, and The Women’s Center.

How Councils Come Together: Allyship in the Greek Community
Tuesday, February 21st, 8:15 P.M. Raccoon Mountain Room.
This program will discuss how organizations with different vernaculars, cultures, traditions, and perceptions can come together for a common purpose.

Singing HeLa’s Song: Henrietta Lacks, No Longer an Unsung Hero
Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. Chattanooga Room.
Open-mic night event dedicated to the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. In an effort to honor Henrietta Lacks—the African American woman from whom HeLa cells were derived—students of UTC will create artistic tributes to the woman whose cells led to medical advancements that have benefited all Americans. This program is sponsored by Read2Achieve.

#teamlightskin vs. #teamdarkskin: A Look at Colorism
Wednesday, February 22nd, 8:00 P.M. Derthick Hall 101.
An interactive discussion and dialogue on colorism and the long-term effects it has had on the African American community. Sponsored by SGA Social Issues, Equity, and Diversity Committee.

The Mainstage: 90s Edition
Thursday, February 23rd, 8:00 P.M. Multicultural Center.
Open mic night highlighting 90’s music.

Black Issues Summit: Against the Isms
Friday and Saturday, 24th-25th, UC Rooms.
Conference highlighting ways to combat racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, heterosexism, homophobia, and classism. Pre-conference workshop led by Dr. Dwaun Warmack, President of Harris-Stowe State University, and keynote address provided by Grammy Award winning artist and social justice advocate David Banner.

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2 Comments » for Celebrate Black History Month
  1. Alexis Loudenslager says:

    How many of these events are appropriate for elementary age children? I would like my daughters to join.

    • Lexie J says:

      Hey Alexis!

      Most of these events are geared toward college students, so that’s to your discretion. Although, some of these events require pre-registration (The Black Issues Summit).