(Feb. 1, 2019) -- As a multicultural university that encourages diversity and inclusion among individuals of all backgrounds and with varying points of view, UTSA will celebrate Black History Month.
Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.
UTSA Black History Month events:
Shades of Brown Art Exhibit
Wednesday, Jan. 23 to Friday, Feb. 22
Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gallery 23, Student Union (SU 1.02.23), Main Campus
Observe the artwork of UTSA alumnus Kaldric Dow ’13, which explores the ideas of representation of African Americans.
Black History Month Kick-off
Friday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Union Window Lounge, Main Campus
Join fellow Roadrunners for the social kick off of Black History Month. Hosted by the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion and UTSA Libraries, the event will also feature books by African American authors.
Panel Discussion: East-side transition from African American to Hispanic American
Thursday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. – 5: 15 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.6), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies Program will host a panel of speakers to explore business, education, politics and entertainment.
Volunteering with Thrive Ministries
Saturday, Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m.
Join Thrive Ministries and help feed others in the community.
Pop Up Exhibit: African American Authors
Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 15
John Peace Library 2nd floor, Main Campus
View a pop-up exhibition of African American authors hosted by the UTSA Libraries.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
UTSA’s NSBE will celebrate Black History Month with a series of interactive social events:
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. - 7: 30 p.m.
Recreation Wellness Center San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
NSBE alumni will come back to answer questions that members have about life as an engineer outside of school.
Black History Month Trivia Tabling/Pie A Professor!
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.
Outside the south side of McKinney Humanities Building, Main Campus
This interactive trivia tabling game will be a chance for students to learn about black history and STEM related black history.
Social Roller Skating
Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
CarVel Skate Center, 6807 Bandera Rd., Leon Valley
Put on some skates and join fellow Roadrunners for fun on the rink.
Social Justice Movie Series: Walk on The River
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.01.30), 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Watch an independent film that showcases the black history of San Antonio that focuses on the contribution and achievements of African Americans from our community.
Story Telling: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas
Monday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Listen to stories from author Michael Hurd’s “Thursday Night Lights,” which showcases black athletes and the history of black high school football in Texas during segregation.
Listen and Talk: Code Switch Goes to College Listening Party
Wednesday, Feb. 27 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
This event will highlight a feature on NPR Code Switch of the Race and Identity through Pop Culture course in African American Studies and the focus on UTSA students discussing topics impacted by racism. Attendees will be listening to the podcast and discussing it with the instructor and students.
Black Heritage Banquet
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Tickets are required and can be purchased at Roadrunner Express through Feb. 19.
See a list of all UTSA Black History Month events.
Learn more about UTSA Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion.
Learn more about UTSA African American Studies Program.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
Roadrunners get involved in fun, engaging and interactive experiences to gear up for the new school year.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The success of African Americans in popular sports has been well documented, while less attention has been given to their intellectual achievements. Utilizing historical, sociological, and cultural perspectives, Dr. Langston Clark will explore the intersection of Black Intellectualism and Black Athleticism.The Garage at the Pearl, 250 E. Grayson, San Antonio
Join the UTSA Small Business Development Center for its 5th annual day of immersion into digital marketing through seminars, Q&A sessions, and networking. Industry-expert presenters include Mark Nanez, Cory Ames, Charity Matthews, and Steven Bullard.Durango Building (DBB 2.316), Downtown Campus
With the cost of technologies declining, why has the cost of health tech continued to rise? Can hospitals afford the latest innovations? This FREE presentation will cover market needs and investment trends in Health IT.Durango Building (DBB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
This exciting event leading up to the UTSA Football season opener with Incarnate Word brings the coaches, players, bands, cheerleaders and fans from both teams together for a spirited pep rally on the San Antonio Riverwalk, which is free and open to the public.Arneson River Theatre, Downtown San Antonio
Home tailgate admission is free to all UTSA Alumni Association members. Non-member adult admission is $20 and children 16 and under are free. Anyone who wants to get Rowdy is welcome! Giveaways, music, UTSA Cheer & Rowdy, Pep Band and more!Alamodome Lot C, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
The Roadrunners open up 2019 play against hometown rival UIW Cardinals.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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