Black History Month 2015

Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art, politics and literature would become appreciated by the global community. 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). This organization lead by Carter G. Woodson, would there after create “Negro History Week”, which was expanded to include the rest of the month of February in 1976, thus creating the period known as Black History Month.

For more information regarding Black History Month, visit the ASALH website.

Schedule of Events

Happy Birthday Black History Month Poster

Tuesday, February 3 @ 6:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday Black History Month!
Visitor Center Atrium
Celebrate 100 years of Black History! Enjoy great food, games and live entertainment from SUAAB, Black Student Alliance, and African Student Union.

Dark Girls Poster

Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m.

UTD Cinemateque: Dark Girls
Jonsson Performance Hall - JO 2.604
This powerful documentary explores the struggle of colorism in today’s society. Hosted by the School of Arts & Humanities, Meteor Theater, Multicultural Center and the Galerstein Women’s Center!

Dear White People Poster

Thursday, February 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

UTD Cinemateque: Dear White People
Clark Center Auditorium - CN 1.112
Grab a friend and some popcorn for this outrageous film that explores the taboos of racial indiscretion. Hosted by the Multicultural Center and SUAAB.

Get On Up Poster

Friday, February 13 @ 7:30 p.m.

Meteor Theater: Get On Up
Davidson Auditorium - SOM 1.118
Explore the life and legacy of the King of Soul himself— James Brown! The MC and SUAAB presents this funky and heart-warming documentary!

Godfrey Picture

Wednesday, February 18 @ 8:00 pm

SUAAB Variety Showcase: Godfrey
Clark Center Auditorium - CN 1.112
Enjoy a great night of laughs and entertainment from the comedic genius himself: Godfrey! Hosted by the Multicultural Center and SUAAB.

Social Supper Poster

Thursday, February 19 @ 6:00 p.m.

Social Supper: A Delectable discussion about Black History & Culture
Student Union Galaxy Rooms - SU 2.602
Join us for an intimiate conversation about Black life, history and culture. Hosted by the MC, Black Student Alliance, and African Student Union.

Africa Night POster

Saturday, February 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

Africa Night
Student Union Galaxy Rooms - SU 2.602
Learn about the culture and history of Africa while chowing down to some amazing and authentic African cuisine! Hosted by the Multicultural Center and African Student Union.

The Big Dinner Picture

POSTPONED until further notice.

Thank you for your continued support of the Multicultural Center.

The Big Dinner: The African American Heritage Celebration
The Big Dinner is the annual Black history Month Celebration put on by the Multicultural Center. It will feature a special screening of student-produced documentary “100: Where Do We Go from Here?” followed by a Q&A session with the director and producer Cornel Walton.

Also enjoy a soul food dinner catered by renowned Dallas' restaurant Sweet Georgia Brown Barbecue.

For more information regarding these events, please contact us at multicultural@utdallas.edu.

 
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