Texas Tech to rejoice Black Historical past Month


Texas Tech College will rejoice Black Historical past Month all through February. The Division of Range, Fairness & Inclusion together with institutional companions and scholar organizations will host occasions for college kids, employees and school, in addition to occasions open to the Lubbock group.

Black Historical past Month has been noticed nationally annually since 1976 to rejoice the achievements of Black People and their pivotal position in U.S. historical past.


“Black Historical past Month is a chance for Texas Tech College to rejoice, interact and educate the campus group about Black tradition, historical past and achievements,” stated Jade Silva Tovar, assistant vp for Range, Fairness & Inclusion. “Our student-led planning committee, led by Karaon Solis and Bria Taylor, brings collectively the campus group to supply a wide-variety of packages and occasions to honor the numerous contributions of the Black group at Texas Tech, Lubbock and past.”

There are greater than 20 occasions scheduled all through February with a mixture of in-person and digital choices. Many are open to the general public, however some will probably be reserved for Texas Tech college students, employees and school.

“Celebrating Black Historical past Month is vital as a result of it permits us, as Black individuals, to understand and acknowledge our blackness in all points of society,” stated Karaon Solis, state and particular affairs chair of the Black Pupil Affiliation and co-chair of the Black Historical past Month Planning Committee. “We’re given the chance to rejoice those who got here earlier than us and inform the story to those that will come after.”

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The next occasions are open to the general public. For a complete listing of occasions, go to the Black Historical past Month web site at www.depts.ttu.edu/range/black-history-month/

Public occasions embody:

• Feminist First Friday Honoring Bell Hooks, that includes Carol Sumner: midday to 1 p.m. Friday (Feb. 4), Drane Corridor Room 249

• 2022 Black Enterprise Expo: midday to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, (Feb. 5), Mae Simmons Neighborhood Heart

• One Mild Can Spark Change: 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 7), Pupil Union Constructing (SUB) Matador Room

• The Charles L. Wooden Lecture Sequence in Historical past: 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 10), by way of Zoom at texastech.zoom.us/j/99989329713#success

• Poetry Slam: 6-9 p.m., Friday (Feb. 11), Lubbock Artwork Home, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• African American Lecture Sequence that includes Kevin Richardson from the Central Park 5: 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15), Texas Tech Faculty of Regulation’s Lanier Auditorium or by way of Zoom at texastech.zoom.us/assembly/register/tJcrcOutqzouGtPCPjbQ9Ll8_GlTi-3ggFdj

• Digital E book Learn: “My Lord, What a Morning” by Marian Anderson: 5:30-7 p.m. (Feb. 16), by way of Zoom at texastech.zoom.us/assembly/register/tJEsceuvrzoiEtyYGT_UvkzvYNKOsBXcIAtD

• Black, Courageous & Stunning – Ladies Doing It All: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 22), by way of Zoom at ttuovpr.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/type/SV_51gAbcQZLASvrz8

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