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Black History Month

On behalf of the office of African American Programs and Services, we would like to cordially invite you to celebrate Black History Month 2022.

We are so excited to celebrate Black excellence with this year’s theme “And Still…We Rise!”

We have a packed calendar for next month and you do not want to miss this.

Please see our monthly calendar, and some of our special event flyers below.

Henderson Tolson Cultural Center

11:00 AM

Beaird Lounge

6:00 PM

The Henderson Scholars Program would like to extend an invite for you to join us as we celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the impact and leadership of Dr. George Henderson. Through an engaging conversation, we will learn about service & leadership from a holistic, global, and inclusive perspective while simultaneously empowering and encouraging attendees to think more critically about how small works have huge impacts within their communities.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stevie Johnson, an OU Alum, will speak about the unique ways he engages in artistic social activism as a form of community building rooted in service and leadership within Tulsa, Oklahoma, and surrounding communities. Dr. Stevie Johnson is the Executive Director of Fire in Little Africa, which is a multimedia Hip-Hop project commemorating Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District known as Black Wall Street.

#ThisIsHSP #LiveOn

Cross A Black Box Theater

6:00 PM

Meacham Auditorium

6:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and Midnight

Thurman J. White Forum Building

5:00 PM

It's Greekdom 2.0 with a Humpdaze twist! Join our National Pan-Hellenic Council and learn more about the history, tradition, and how to become a member of an NPHC organization. This is a requirement for joining any organization in the National Pan-Hellenic Council. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and gain more information from the organizations there. We will be ending the night with the first Humpdaze of the semester!

Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails

12:00 PM

Meacham Auditorium

6:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and Midnight

Gaylord Hall - Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Auditorium

6:30 PM

Join the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a screening of Soul Food Junkies by filmmaker Byron Hurt as he examines the history and importance of soul food with a sampling from Mama E's Restaurant.

Participants can attend in-person or virtually on Zoom, Kanopy, and the DEI website.

Watch the film on Kanopy: https://bit.ly/3GDN5w5

Watch the film on the DEI website: http://ou.edu/diversity

Sign up for the Zoom: https://bit.ly/35mXkId

Bird Library Auditorium (OU HSC)

12:00 PM

Join the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a screening of Soul Food Junkies by filmmaker Byron Hurt as he examines the history and importance of soul food with a sampling from Mama E's Restaurant.

Participants can attend in-person or virtually on Zoom, Kanopy, and the DEI website.

Watch the film on Kanopy: https://bit.ly/3GDN5w5

Watch the film on the DEI website: http://ou.edu/diversity

Sign up for the Zoom: https://bit.ly/35mXkId

Schusterman Learning Center Room 145 (OU Tulsa)

12:00 PM

Join the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a screening of Soul Food Junkies by filmmaker Byron Hurt as he examines the history and importance of soul food with a sampling from Wanda J's Restaurant.

Participants can attend in-person or virtually on Zoom, Kanopy, and the DEI website.

Watch the film on Kanopy: https://bit.ly/3GDN5w5

Watch the film on the DEI website: http://ou.edu/diversity

Sign up for the Zoom: https://bit.ly/35mXkId

Virtual

10:00 AM

The WGS Center for Social Justice is excited to announce the 2022 Teach Out on Race will be held February 25th from 10:30am-2:30pm. This event will be held virtually via Zoom and registration is required.

Designed for a range of participants from budding allies to experienced activists, Teach OUt is an opportunity for attendees to intentionally consider what it means to practice anti-racism across the spaces where we teach, learn, and lead. 

Continuing the theme of the sixth annual TeachOUt on Race: Creative Disruptive Spaces (Spring 2021), the WGS Center for Social Justice envisions the seventh annual TeachOUt as a more inclusive event that centers students’ experiences of continued racial oppression and recognizes student activist groups doing the work of fighting these oppressions on campus and in the community.

Register here: https://oucenterforsocialjustice.wufoo.com/forms/kgee9ii0etvc5z/.

Learn more

Sarkeys Fitness Center

7:00 PM

The McLaurin and Lewis Leadership Conference is a University of Oklahoma college preview program for African American students, hosted by Diversity Enrichment Programs. Attendees learn key developmental assets, network with other high-achieving students, and develop a strong connection with the OU community. Additionally, OU faculty, staff, and alumni present the benefits of an OU education with sessions on standardized test preparation, admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and campus life.

 

Learn more

 

Follow @OUAFAMPS on Instagram for more event details.

 

Masking continues to be expected in all indoor settings for all faculty, staff, guests, and students on the Norman campus.

 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing accommodations for all individuals.

For accommodations during this month, please contact OU Student Life 405-325-3163.