Ask an Islander Facebook Live with Black History Month Committee
For more information, contact Bonnie Stewart-Richlen (361) 825-3182 or email Bonnie.Stewart-Richlen@tamucc.edu
YWCA Racial Justice Forum
YWCA Corpus Christi will hold their Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Racial Justice Forum themed “Shall We Dance?”. While championing the mission of “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” YWCA Corpus Christi invites panelists and community members to engage in thought-provoking conversations that will lead to engagement to action. The goal is to encourage people to do their part, to bring acceptance across cultures, challenge people to widen their own social circles and discuss
MLK Community March
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Corpus Christi Alumnae Chapter’s 33rd Annual MLK Commemorative March begins at Nueces County Courthouse, 901 Leopard Street, and ends at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway Street. For more information, email email@example.com.
1/21 1pm – 5pm
MLK Day of Service – Ritz Theatre
Join the Student Volunteer Connection for "A Day On, Not A Day Off." Students will be helping to repair, restore, and revive the historic Ritz Theatre to its former glory. The Ritz Theatre is one of the last historic buildings remaining in Corpus Christi. Built in 1929, The Ritz was the 1st talking movie theater in the area, one of the finest theatres in Texas, and is best known as The Ritz Music Hall in the 1970s, home to a great range of artists from Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Metallica and Def Leppard. This event is open to all TAMU-CC students. To participate, please fill out the MLK Day of Service waiver at https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/238901. For more information, contact SVC (361) 825-2106 or email SVC@tamucc.edu.
2/1 - 2/28
Black History Month Display and Trivia Contest - Mary and Jeff Bell Library
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will feature interactive displays and displays with local black history and collection highlights throughout the library.
Campus Conversations: Healthy Living - University Center, Oso Room 221
There are unique challenges and experiences People of Color go through related to health from access to health care, treatment, and
Lecture and Reception, The Power of People with Alumna Liza Wisner – University Center, Anchor Ballroom C
An award-winning television personality, Liza will share personal stories about finding her unique voice, cultivating confidence, and building her incredible future as a TAMU-CC alumna. This event is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.
Tunnel of Freedom – University Center, Anchor Ballrooms A & B
The Tunnel of Freedom is an interactive display created to educate our students and the community about the historic journey of African Americans. Feel free to explore at your own pace as you read about the many important steps in the African American experience while considering the trials and tribulations that we still face as we work towards making this world a more inclusive and welcoming place for us all. For more information, contact Deshawna Colvin (361) 825-2289 or email Deshawna.Colvin@tamucc.edu.
Reel Talk: a mental health film & Discussion Series - University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms 142C
Film screening of White Like Me: Race, Racism, & White Privilege in America and discussion. For more information, contact Dr. Alison Marks at (361) 825-2703
Unschooled: Bougie or Trashy-The Origins and Power of Stereotypes – University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms A & B
Enjoy a free meal while discussing what research has to tell us about the origin of stereotypes. Tell us how you defy the stereotype! RSVP on I-Engage: https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2049640. For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.
Poetry Slam, Presented by Islander Cultural Alliance - University Center, Lonestar Ballroom
Poet and spoken word artist Ashlee Haze will host and perform at Islander Cultural Alliance’s Black History Month Poetry Slam. Local poets, TAMUCC students, staff, and faculty are invited to read their favorite or original pieces in celebration of Black History Month. TAMUCC students are invited to compete for prizes by performing original works. Register for the competition on I-Engage: https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/248292. For more information, contact ICA (361) 825-2539 or email ICA@tamucc.edu.
Unschooled: Bougie or Trashy-The Origins and Power of Stereotypes – University Center, Copano 216
Enjoy a free meal while discussing what research has to tell us about the origin of stereotypes. Tell us how you defy the stereotype! RSVP on I-Engage: https://tamucc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2049640.For more information, contact Delaney Foster (361) 825-3925 or email Delaney.Foster@tamucc.edu.
Campus Conversations: Microaggression - O'Connor Building 145
Microaggression exists in everyday language whether it is indirect, subtle, unintentional or intentional. Dr. Bilaye Benibo, Sociology Professor at TAMUCC, will educate and facilitate a discussion on microaggression. This conversation will leave attendees with a better understanding of the everyday language, verbal and nonverbal, used to insult and separate people. For more information, contact Deshawna Colvin (361) 825-2289 or email Deshawna.Colvin@tamucc.edu.
PASS Civil Rights Movie Day - University Center, Anchor Ballroom A
9:30-11:30 Remember the Titans
11:45-1:45 Mississippi Burning
2:00-4:00 Glory Road
4:15-6:15 Great Debaters
For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Spaniol-Mathews Patricia.Spaniol-Mathews@tamucc.edu
Campus Conversations: Why Does My Hair Bother You? - University Center, Oso Room 221
Come join in on the Campus Conversation as we dive deep to discuss the cultural and political controversy of Black hair. Why is there so much debate about Black hair? This discussion, facilitated by Ms. Angela Walker, Associate Dean of Students, will take a look at the journeys Black women have experienced with their hair and how it’s perceived, judged, and graded using a European standard of beauty. For more information, contact Angela Walker (361) 825-6219 or email Angela.Walker@tamucc.edu.
Campus Conversations: Separate But Equal From the Civil War to Today – O’Connor Building 133
Dr. Shane Gleason, Assistant Professor of Political Science at TAMUCC, will explain the very complex and controversial relationship between race and the law. For more information, contact Deshawna Colvin (361) 825-2289 or email Deshawna.Colvin@tamucc.edu.
Campus Conversations: Codeswitching - University Center, Oso Room 221
CAB Coffeehouse-University Center, Tejas Lounge
For more information, contact Campus Activities Board (361) 825-2363 or email CAB@tamucc.edu.
Step Afrika!-Performing Arts Center
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance
MLK Awards Luncheon-University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms
The Islander Cultural Alliance will celebrate the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the MLK Awards Luncheon. Join us in recognizing students, faculty, and staff who exemplify the ideals of MLK. RSVP on I-Engage: LINK. To nominate a student, staff, faculty, or alum: LINK. For more information, contact ICA (361) 825-2539 or email ICA@tamucc.edu.
Ouvrir La Voix Film Screening and Discussion-Center for Instruction, Room 127
History Professor Sandrine Sanos will screen Speak Up/Make Your Way (Ouvrir La Voix) and facilitate a discussion on Afrofeminism. Ouvrir La Voix is a film about francophone European Black women from the diaspora. It showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries while highlighting the great diversity of our Afro-pean communities. Ouvrir La Voix aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our “Black women” status. It is a statement from francophone European black women about why we choose to reclaim their narrative. For more information, contact Dr. Beth Robinson (361) 825-3385 or email Beth.Robinson@tamucc.edu.
BHM Reoccurring events:
Campus Conversations Weekly Series
Library Display – Feb 1st-28th
If you are interested in being a part of next year’s Black History Month Committee, please contact Stephanie Schmidt at 361-825-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.