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TWU to celebrate Black History Month

Discussions, a luncheon, and a reenactor’s portrayal of a prominent abolitionist leader are among the activities planned for TWU’s celebration of Black History Month.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach has teamed with other TWU sponsors for the monthlong celebration, which begins with Cultural TALKS: Health & Wellbeing in the Black & African American Community. Cultural TALKS (Trends & Trainings, Awareness, Language, Knowledge, Social Justice) are intended to create spaces where diversity issues can be explored and discussed openly and safely. The event is scheduled 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in ACT 301.

Other events include:

  • Black History Month Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Dining Hall.
  • Black History with TNS (The Natural Society), 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, Pioneer Hall 203. The Natural Society will discuss the evolution of Black hair and its ties to Black history.
  • Black Film Fridays (featuring films with Black producers and/or casts), 6 p.m., Feb. 7, 21 and 28, Guinn Commons.
  • Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach Open House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, Student Union at Hubbard Hall, room 1600.
  • Dialogues on Race and Social Inequalities – Black in Modern America: Intersectionality, 4:30-6 p.m., ACT 301. A panel consisting of TWU faculty, staff and students will discuss racial and social injustice in today’s society.

For more information on these and other Black History Month events, see the Featured Events on the Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach website or contact the office at or 81-3679.