An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 12, 2021
During a time in our country when race and racial injustices are top of mind for many people and organizations, the Black Studies Collective finds it imperative to engagethe Longhorn community in collective conversations that lead to fostering a more open and supportive campusfor the UT Black community.
State of Black UT is a three-day event that will facilitate discussions and exploration of the work UT has done, is doing, and needs to do to create an inclusive campus. State of Black UT will centralize discussion and unify efforts being made tofoster a supportive learning, teaching, and working environment for the Black UT community.
We’ve come a long way since the Precursors first stepped foot on the Forty Acres in 1956. Join the Black Studies Collective as we take a trip down memory lane with the UT Precursors who helpedintegrate the university. We’ll also highlight Black faculty and staff activismand reflect on the history of UT’s Black student enrollment.
Join the Black Studies Collective as we host three separate conversations with students, staff, and faculty regarding our community’s current state of affairs. We’ll discuss with each panel the current challenges facing their community on campus and learn more about the work being done to address those challenges.
State of Black UT is wrapping up our last day with a pitch competition. We’ve taken a trip down memory lane, assessed how far we’ve come and where we are currently. Now we’ll explore how to pave the way for future generations of Black students, staff, and faculty. We’ll wrap things up with our keynote: a live-recorded episode of Race and Democracy podcast with Dr. Peniel Joseph.