Soul food, movies and lively discussions are just a few highlights from the month of events planned by organizations across campus to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans and recognize their central role in U.S. History. Mark your calendars now and continue to check back for more information about Black History Month at UTC.


Week of Feb. 26-28


Between the University and Me: A Panel Discussion on UTC’s Role in Black History

When: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27

Where: UTC Library Southern Writers Room

Details: An interactive discussion and Q&A on whether the black community is encouraged to attend UTC and supported towards successful graduation? A panel of university professors and community representatives discuss UTC’s role in teaching and preserving black history, as well as supporting black students and black culture on campus and in the local community.


It’s OK Day RHA

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 28

Where: University Center Lobby

Details: RHA welcomes students to share what makes them stand-out on campus. Come to the UC and tell us what makes you unique: fill in the blank “It’s ok to be ___ at UTC” and take a picture to receive a free t-shirt.


The 14th Amendment: All a Cryin’

When: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28

Where: Multicultural Center, University Center

Details: Free screening of a short film created to recognize the violence against African-Americans by authorities with a message of hope for the future.



BLOC Awards

Details: Pull out your best dress or smoothest suit for the BLOC (Black Leaders on Campus) Awards. We’ll honor members of Black Student Alliance organizations and other members of the UTC Campus community. Please RSVP via OrgSync beginning Feb. 12th.

When: 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 

Where: Tennessee Room, University Center


Diversity Awareness Program (DAP)

Details: Hosted by Justin Brown, West Chester University faculty member, this interactive workshop explores the stereotypes and prejudices of today.

When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28

Where: Chattanooga Room, University Center


Black Entrepreneur Expo

Details: Join the Littleton H. Masons Singers and Black Student Alliance for to support our UTC community and entrepreneurs on campus. Featuring local sweets, hair stylists, paintings and more.

When: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1

Where: Multicultural Center, University Center


Organizational Potluck

Details: Bring your empty stomach for an afternoon of fellowship and feasting as we wrap-up Black Student Alliance week.

When: 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4

Where: Activities Room, UC Foundation Apartments


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Sarah ’14, ’16 earned an MA in English rhetoric and composition at UTC where she now works as staff writer; she enjoys hiking with her husband and two boys and spending time with her backyard menagerie of goats, chickens and ducks.

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