Open-Access Black History Month Events at Texas A&M

This article was originally written by Justin Ikpo for Texas A&M University, and can be found here.

The university is offering a wide variety of virtual events to celebrate and provide education about the unique contributions made by people of color.

Texas A&M University has announced its events for this year’s Black History Month (BHM) and organizers say both campus and local community members can expect a unique experience.

This year’s BHM theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, outlined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The majority of the events will be held virtually, including the kick-off event on Monday, Feb. 1 hosted by the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC).

“BSAC strives to unify the community in its programs and recognize the successes of those in our community,” said BSAC President Corniyah Bradley. “Having events virtually increases the accessibility and outreach; Texas A&M students across the globe can tune in and participate in our events.”

In addition to students, anyone interested in viewing the events will have access.

For more information on these events or questions about how to access them, email Justin Ipko at jikpo@dms.tamu.edu.

Black History Month sponsors include the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC), the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC), and The Association of Former Students.

Events:

  • Jan. 28-March 16 – A Cast of Blues exhibition, presented by the Texas A&M University Art Galleries. 9 a.m., Wayne Stark Galleries
  • Jan. 28 – The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity Exhibition, presented by Texas A&M University Libraries. 10 a.m., Cushing Memorial Library and Archives exhibit rooms
  • Jan. 31 – Soulful Sundays featuring Dr. Sara Gaston, presented by the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 4 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 1-29 – Brazos Valley African American Museum. Free admission
  • Feb. 1 – Black Aggie Career Development Month, presented by the Texas A&M Career Center. 4 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 1 – BHM Kick-Off: What Is Black Unity? presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 6 p.m., Black Student Alliance Council’s Facebook, Instagram pages and on Twitter @tamu_bmac
  • Feb. 3 – Who Has The Aux? presented by Texas A&M NAACP. 8:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 4 – Black Aggie Art Showcase, presented by the Black Graduate Student Association and the College of Architecture’s Diversity Council. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 10 – BSAC informational, presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 4:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 11 – A Black Aggie Conversation: Black Bosses and Generational Wealth, presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 7 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 11 – West African Film Festival, presented by the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 12 – Dive-In Black Influences on the Field of Psychological And Brain Sciences, presented by DIVE-IN Black Influences on the Field of Psychological and Brain Sciences. 12 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 12 – Outdoor Paint & Sip Called Black Joy, presented by the Black Graduate Student Association. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 16 – BSAC Informational, presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 5 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 17 – Black Voices In Geosciences, presented by the National Association of Black Geoscientists, Texas A&M Chapter. 4 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 17 – BHM Hump Day: What Is Black Love? presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 17 – For Us, By Us presented by Texas A&M NAACP. 8:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 18 – Salute to the Divine Legacy of Black Sororities and Fraternities, presented by the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy and The Bush School of Government & Public Service. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 19 – Afro-Latinx Festival, presented by the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee and MSC CAMAC. 7 p.m., on MSC WBAC Facebook and Instagram; or MSC CAMAC Facebook and Instagram
  • Feb. 20 – Family, Fun, & Feud, presented by Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership. 12 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 23 – The Black Family Tree Planting, presented by the Texas A&M Forest Service, AgriLife Leach Teaching Gardens. 10 a.m., Leach Teaching Gardens
  • Feb. 24 – Community Conversations: The Black Muslim Experience: Past & Present, presented by the Department of Multicultural Services. 12 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 24 – The Contributions of Black Entomologists to Insect Sciences, presented by the Department of Entomology. 3:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 24 – BHM Celebration, presented by Texas A&M College of Medicine Student National Medical Association. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 25 – Racial Healing & Recovery, presented by the Office of Suicide Awareness & Prevention. 6 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 25 – Ebony Ball: What is Black Royalty? presented by the Black Student Alliance Council. 7 p.m., Zoom
  • Feb. 28 – Soulful Sundays featuring Texas A&M University Libraries Africana Resources Librarian/Curator Rebecca Hankins, presented by the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 4:30 p.m., Zoom
By Milo Orr
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