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Black History Month 2021

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"Black Student Union: It All Begins With You"

TLU celebrates Black History Month with a variety of special events and guest speakers.

Black History Month Chapel Service (Virtual)
February 1
10-10:30 a.m.
Join virtually: tluchapel.online.church

Meet & Greet with Black Student Union and Black Faculty & Staff

February 4
12-12:50 p.m.
Alumni Student Center (ASC)
Zoom link will be provided to students who RSVP through Connect@TLU

River City Drumbeat: A Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker Marlon Johnson
February 8
7 p.m.
Moderators: Prof. Beth Bronk & Dr. Chris Bollinger
Zoom link will be available soon

River City Poster

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Omedi Ochieng (Virtual)
February 10
2:30 p.m.
Zoom link will be available soon

Join TLU for a special presentation from Professor and Author Dr. Omedi Ochieng: "Representation, Experience, and the Capaciousness of Black Life"

During his talk, Dr. Ochieng will seek to invite participants to a conversation on Black life and experiences in the United States. A variety of Black scholars have offered strong criticisms of the idea that depictions of Black pain (e.g. in videos, photographs, and films) necessarily engender empathy and identification with Black people. Indeed, these scholars have argued that representations and discussions about Black suffering are often pleasurable to viewers and listeners raised in an anti-Black society.

This talk will discuss the methods by which various thinkers and activists have sought to talk about Black experiences, including the suffering of Black people, both by refusing to flinch from the destructive and damaging structures of white supremacy and by articulating the multilayered complexities of Black life.

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Eden Cross & Eden Place Community Service Event
February 12
3 p.m.
1220 Jefferson Avenue, Seguin, TX 78155
Volunteers should meet in the Alumni Student Center (ASC) Fireside Lounge at 2:30 p.m. to complete forms and discuss transportation.


African American Studies Open House

February 16
All Day
African American Studies Lounge (Langner Hall 239)

A Celebration of Music by Black Composers (Virtual)
February 22
Time: TBD
This even will stream on YouTube and the link will be available soon

Black Excellence Networking
February 23
12-12:50 p.m.
Zoom link will be provided to students who RSVP through Connect@TLU


Black History Month Chapel Service (Virtual)

February 24
10-10:30 a.m.
Join virtually: tluchapel.online.church

We Lift Our Voices in Song: A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Marques L.A. Garrett
Dr. Liliana Guerrero, moderator
February 25
7 p.m.
Zoom link will be available soon

Join the TLU School Of Music for a discussion with Dr. Marques L.A. Garrett as they explore the vast collection of classical music for solo voice and choir by Black composers. Dr. Garrett will speak about the history of the African-American spiritual and its modern day performance practice, as well as highlight the non-idiomatic contributions of many underrepresented composers. This is an interactive lecture in which questions from the community are welcome.

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