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State of Black UT

Fri February 12 @ 1:00 pm | 5:00 pm

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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 engage the Longhorn community in collective conversations that lead to fostering a more open and supportive campus for 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 ainclusive campus. State of Black UT will centralize discussion and unify efforts being made to foster a supportive learning, teaching, and working environment for the Black UT community.  

Day 1 – Memory Lane

Wed. February, 10th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. CT

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 helped integrate the university. We’ll also highlight Black faculty and staff activism and reflect on the history of UT’s Black student enrollment.

Day 2 – Reality Check

Thur. February 11th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. CT

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.


Day 3 – Pay it forward 

Fri. February 12th  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT

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.


Fri February 12
1:00 pm | 5:00 pm
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John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
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