UTEP celebrates Black History Month
University of Texas at El Paso
As February begins, the University of Texas at El Paso kicks off a series of events in honor of Black History Month.
The departments of history, African-American studies, Jewish studies, women’s studies and the College of Liberal Arts dean’s office collaborated to organize activities that center around black women and their place in American culture and history.
The first event, scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Feb. 1 in Union Building East, Acacia Room 102A, will be a student panel titled, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” moderated by Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, lecturer in African-American studies and communication.
Here is a complete list of events.
- Feb. 6 – Donald Bogle, “Blacks in Films,” El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, 7 p.m.
- Feb. 7 – Greg Michel, Ph.D., associate professor/chair of history department, University of Texas at San Antonio, “White Students, Black Power,” Liberal Arts Building room 318, 1:30 p.m.
- Feb. 12 – Gerald Blanchard, “Musical Recital: African-American Poetry Set to Music,” Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m.
- Feb. 16 – Paulette Wingo, “The Person Behind the Passion: An Autobiography,” Liberal Arts Building, room 318, 1:30 p.m.
- Feb. 22 – Michael Hurd, “Black Women Educators in Texas,” Blumberg Auditorium, UTEP Library, 6:15 p.m.
- Feb. 23 – Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Ph.D., history professor emerita at Morgan State University, “Black Female Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and Cathy Hughes,” Blumberg Auditorium, UTEP Library, 6:15 p.m.
- Feb. 28 – Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, professor of English and Anna J. Cooper Chair at Spelman College, “Coretta Scott King’s Beloved Community,” El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, 6:15 p.m.
Films on black women
- Feb. 8 – “Imitation of Life,” Union Building East, Acacia Room 102A, 6:15 p.m.
- Feb. 15 – “Daughters of the Dust,” Union Building East, Acacia Room 102A, 6:15 p.m.
- Feb. 17/18 – “The Help,” Union Cinema, 7 p.m.
- Feb. 22 – “Set It Off,” Union Building East, Acacia Room 102A, 6:15 p.m.
- Feb. 28 – “Dreamgirls,” Union Building East, Acacia Room 102A, 6:15 p.m.