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Black History Month To Focus On ‘Black Health And Wellness’

Texas A&M will offer a variety of programming and events throughout February.
By Texas A&M University Division of Multicultural Services January 31, 2022

Black History Month 2019


Events for this year’s Black History Month (BHM) will feature a collection of programming and events from across the Texas A&M University campus. The 2022 BHM theme is “Black Health and Wellness,” as outlined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The month will begin with three events, including the Black History Month Kick-off on Tuesday, Feb. 1, hosted by the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC).

“This year’s theme explores the nuances of health and wellness in the Black community. Each organization is putting on something unique and (offers) a new chance for everyone to gain wisdom and understanding on topics that don’t normally get discussed related to the Black community,” said BSAC president Matthew Francis ’22. “Health isn’t just talking to the doctor, but also the spiritual, mental, emotional, and financial (aspects).”

BSAC will continue to provide event updates throughout the month. Black History Month sponsors include the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC), the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC), and the Association of Former Students.

  • Jan. 26 – The 15th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 9 a.m., Facebook Live
  • Feb. 1 – Pedagogies of Hope: A Community Conversation on Black Healing and Love and the Work of Bell Hooks hosted by Race & Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., Academic Building, 404
  • Feb. 1 – Black History Month Kick-off hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 5:30 p.m., Gates Ballroom
  • Feb. 1-28 – African American Collections at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives hosted by Texas A&M University Libraries. Cushing Library, second floor
  • Feb. 2 – Wellness Dinner & Discussion hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 7 p.m., MSC 2406
  • Feb 4 – The Role of Race in the Future of Contemporary Politics hosted by Black Student Alliance Council, Latina/o and Mexican American Studies, and Religious Studies. 12 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 7 – Black Voices in Public Service hosted by Bush School Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 6 p.m., Location TBD
  • Feb. 8 – A Community Conversation with Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, 2021 MacArthur Fellow and Author of “Marking Time: Art In The Era Of Mass Incarceration” hosted by Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and Race, Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., Academic Building, 404
  • Feb. 8 – “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” 22nd Glasscock Book Prize hosted by Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. 4 p.m., MSC 2300D
  • Feb. 9 – Black Love- Hump Night hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 6:30 p.m., MSC L421
  • Feb. 10 – Diversity Gallery hosted by Office for Diversity. 10 a.m., Bethancourt Ballroom
  • Feb. 10 – Black Studies in the 21st Century hosted by Africana Studies Program. 4 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 10 – Black Former Students: Where Are They Now? hosted by Texas A&M NAACP. 7 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 12 – The Sickle Cell Awareness Event hosted by Black Graduate Student Association. 11 a.m., Wolf Pen Creek Park
  • Feb. 15 – On Juneteenth with Annette Gordon-Reed hosted by Office of Diversity. 12 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 15 – Workforce/Economic Trends Impacting Black America’s Health and Wellness hosted by Texas A&M Career Center. 6 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 17 – “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women,”Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, Northwestern University hosted by Race & Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., virtual
  • Feb. 17 – Motion of Peace hosted by Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership. 6:30 p.m., Texas A&M Rec Student Center
  • Feb. 18 – Family Feud, Black History Month Edition hosted by Black Graduate Student Association. 6 p.m., MSC 1400
  • Feb. 21 – Juneteenth: The Galveston Story Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion hosted by Office for Diversity. 6:30 p.m., Rudder Theatre
  • Feb. 22 – Salute to the Divine Legacy of Black Sororities and Fraternities hosted by Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
  • Feb. 23 – West African Film Festival hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 5 p.m., Rudder Tower 601
  • Feb. 24 – Afro-Latinx Studies: Understanding the African Diaspora Across Cultures and in the U.S. hosted by Latinx Studies. 10:30 a.m., Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
  • Feb. 24 – C C with C- Suite hosted by Aggie Black Male Connection. 3:30 p.m., 12th Man Hall
  • Feb. 24 – Maroon Table Talks hosted by Texas A&M SGA Diversity Commission. 7 p.m., MSC 2405
  • Feb. 25 – Kickball Tournament hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 6 p.m., Rec Sports: Penberthy South
  • Feb. 26 – 21st Annual Appreciation Banquet hosted by Office for Diversity. 6 p.m., Hilton College Station
  • Feb. 28 – Healing While Black: A Mental Wellness Workshop for Black Students hosted by Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences – Youth Rising Lab and CHANGE Lab. 6 p.m., Psychology Building 422

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