(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.
The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA and San Antonio communities are invited to see the Roadrunners in action during this free game that marks the end of the spring workouts season.Dub Farris Athletic Complex, 8400 North Loop 1604 W), San Antonio
The UTSA Alumni Association and the San Antonio Parks Foundation will co-host the official Fiesta event. The outdoor event is family-friendly, with live music, lawn games, a free mechanical bull ride, photo fun, local food, fresh sips, local art and cowboy merch. Admission is free for those who RSVP online, however there will be a $10 entry charge at the gates on the day of the event, as capacity allows.UTSA Park West Athletics Complex
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will share the initial draft of the master plan.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Campus Master Plan task force and Page consultants will hold a series of meetings in late April and early May to share the initial draft of the master plan.Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
Grab a friend and sign up to bowl with fellow Roadrunners and raise money for scholarships.University Bowl, 12332 I-10 #10, San Antonio
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