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Online activities support racial equality

A number of online activities have been scheduled to show the university’s commitment to supporting its students with a goal of creating lasting change following the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Activities that also are open to faculty and staff include:

  • BECOMING: Juneteenth Celebration — Join in a Netflix Party 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, for a showing of Becoming, a documentary that follows the life of former first lady Michelle Obama, from her childhood and high school years to her working with young girls and women.
  • Artists, Activists, & Allies — Presented 2-3 p.m., Thursday, June 18, by Voices of Intertwined Diversity (VOID), this event showcases local black talent.
  • Equity in Healthcare: A Candid Conversation about Race — Join TWU’s Student Government Association-Houston, 4-5 p.m., Thursday, June 18, for a virtual panel discussion on racial health disparities in the United States.

Beginning on Juneteenth — the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States — faculty and staff are invited to take part in Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week, Friday, June 19-Thursday, June 25. The free training was created by academics, for academics.

Chancellor Carine Feyten also has launched a social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) campaign and invites students, faculty and staff to share stories or perspectives as a black student at TWU or black ally to build a collection of lived experiences. At the end of June, a wide range of text from the submissions will be turned into a gallery installation with an option to visit virtually.