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Celebrate Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month! Multicultural Student Life is partnering up with various units across campus, including National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities, the Pride Center, the Black History Planning Committee and more.

Click here for a full list of events.

Rocky Topics: Natural Hair and Beauty

Join the Office of the Dean of Students for our continued series exploring challenging and timely campus and community topics.

This event features Dr. Shea Kidd Houze, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students for a facilitated conversation regarding beauty and hair.

*This facilitated panel is focused on the lived experiences of women of color.*

Thursday, February 6
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Student Union, Ballroom A

National Black HIV Awareness Day Free HIV Testing

Join the Pride Center for free HIV tests for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Know your status!

Hosted annually on February 7, NBHAAD hopes to destigmatize testing and address the health disparities in HIV transmission rates among different communities. 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV do not know they have it. HIV stigma stops many from taking the first step. Let’s join “Together for Love,” to empower our community to get tested, practice safer sex, learn about prevention options, and seek treatment. Help stop stigma: www.cdc.gov/together.

Friday, February 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Frieson Black Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones

Please join the University of Tennessee Libraries, the Office of Multicultural Student Life, and the School of Information Sciences for an afternoon with Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones, author of the book “The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program.”

Live stream the event: tiny.utk.edu/Dr-Johnson-Jones

Thursday, February 20
3 – 4 p.m.
John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Screening

Join the Pride Center for a screening of the Netflix original documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. From Netflix: “As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend, Marsha P. Johnson.” We will be screening the documentary and hold a short discussion afterward.

Wednesday, February 26
6 – 8:30 p.m.
John C Hodges Library, Lindsey Young Auditorium

Black and LGBTQ+ at UT: A Moderated Panel

Join Black members of the LGBTQ+ community as they share their experiences and struggles finding and building community at UT. Following up from the Marsha P. Johnson documentary screening from the previous evening, we hope this panel serves as a space to discuss next steps in advocacy and action in support of the Black LGBTQ+ community.

Thursday, February 27
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Student Union, 262 A/B