Black History Month
As the country grapples with its past and strives to create a better future, the University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to challenge our thinking, ask questions and create opportunities to recognize, uplift and celebrate our Black community.
Join us for a series of events honoring Black History Month to explore Black history, culture and stories of our community. These events are hosted by the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Counseling Services, Cultural Arts, College of Education, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, Alfred R. Neumann Library, Common Reader Program and Alpha Phi Sigma and the Campus Activities Board.
Black History Book Appreciation Month
Visit the Alfred R. Neumann Library's Clear Lake or Pearland locations or the library website to view select print and electronic books.
Discover Our Glory Learning Series
Explore the Discover Our Glory learning series curated by Rachel Cargle on the Alfred R. Neumann Library Facebook page, with more resources featured alongside the book gallery.
Read Across Campus
Read the story of Hollywood actress Cicely Tyson in "Just As I Am: A Memoir" with the College of Education.
Black History Twitter Challenge
Join a self-guided learning challenge on Twitter to learn more about Black history with the College of Education.
Social Media Spotlights
Follow @uhclsdei on Instagram and Twitter to check out Black History Month community highlights.
Black History Month Wall Display
Visit the display at the SSCB Student Lounge.
Who is Charles Washington?: A Retrospective
Jan. 25 - March 19
Mon.- Thurs., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - noon
Inspired by milestones in artist Charles Washington's life, his art is created primarily from recycled materials. This exhibition goes beyond the walls of the UHCL Art Gallery to include outdoor spaces at UHCL on Bay Area Blvd. and the Health Sciences and Classroom Building at UHCL Pearland.
Black Student Support Group
Wednesdays: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24
Black Student Support Group Zoom
This four-part virtual series will offer a supportive space via Zoom for students who identify as Black/African-American to discuss specific topics relevant to the intersection of their lived experiences, identity and mental health.
"Just Mercy" Watch Party & Panel Discussion
Saturday, Feb. 6
"Just Mercy" Zoom Registration
As part of UHCL's Common Reader Program, join a free, online screening of the 2019 film "Just Mercy" starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Following the film, join a discussion on the criminal justice system in Texas.
Black Stress Zoom
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Black Stress Zoom Registration
This virtual event will provide students and employees who identify as Black with a safe space to express their feelings about racial injustice, systemic and institutionalized racism, and other stressful situations. Attendees will also learn effective coping strategies.
Lift Every Voice: Teaching Seminar & Panel Discussion
Friday, Feb. 12
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lift Every Voice Teaching Seminar Zoom Registration
During the first of a two-day program from the Library of America that celebrates the 250-year tradition of African American poetry, scholar Deborah Mouton will lead a presentation and teaching seminar focusing on literary racism and the inclusion of diverse text and poetry in the curriculum. Following her presentation, join a panel discussion and Q&A session.
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Community Conversation with Local Police Chiefs
Fewer than 10% of Texas municipal police departments are led by people of color. Please join us for a celebration of accomplishment and learn about the biographies of Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale, Hitchcock Police Chief Wilmon Smith, Seabrook Police Chief Sean Wright, and Kemah Police Chief Walt Gant. The conversation will be led by UHCL Professor of Criminology Dr. Everette Penn.
Word Artist Presentation
Thursday, Feb. 25
Word Artist Presentation Zoom Registration
The UHCL College of Education presents Outspoken Bean as part of the 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration. Emanuelee "Outspoken" Bean is a performance poet, writer, compassionate mentor, electric entertainer, and educator. He was the 2011 Texas Poet Laureate nominee and is currently the Project Coordinator, Lead Coach, and mentor for Meta-Four Houston, a project of Writers in the Schools (WITS). UHCL faculty and staff will join with Outspoken to present an afternoon of lively performances honoring the poetic and musical voices of African Americans.
Lift Every Voice: Voice Still Rising
Friday, Feb. 26
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In-person at SSCB Lecture Hall, or virtual via Zoom
Lift Every Voice: Voice Still Rising Zoom Registration
Enjoy poetry readings and spoken word performances from scholar Deborah Mouton and guests both in-person or online during the second event of a two-day program from the Library of America that celebrates the 250-year tradition of African American poetry.