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2021 Calendar of Events

Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration

Monday, February 1 | 7 p.m.

Virtual: EVENT REGISTRATION

Visionairi Foundation will host a live performance featuring the Zuzu African Acrobats

Sponsored By: Vice-Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion, Multicultural Center for Diversity & Education, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Walton College Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Visionairi, LLC


"Honoring the Legacy" – Virtual Lunch & Learn with Judge Wiley Austin Branton, Jr.

Tuesday, February 2 | 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Virtual: REGISTRATION LINK
A Conversation with Judge Wiley Austin Branton, Jr. to honor the 73rd anniversary of Silas Hunt’s admission to the law school.

Sponsored By: Office of Admissions and School of Law


A Conversation with Reginald J. Miller: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Modern Age

Wednesday, February 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Featuring guest speaker Reginald Miller: McDonald’s Vice President and Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Sponsored By: Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance and Sam M. Walton College of Business


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Hour with Dr. Caree Banton

Thursday, February 4 | 3 - 4 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Guest Speaker: Dr. Caree Banton,  Associate Professor of History and Director of African and African American Studies Topic: Subverting J. William Fulbright’s Ideals on Civil Rights: How to Approach Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The goal for the conversations in our weekly DEI Hour is to provide a platform to share experiences, ensue awareness and education, allow voices to be heard and instill a sense of belonging.  

Hosted By: College of Arts and Sciences - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Black History Month First Friday

Friday, February 5 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. 

Location: Grab and Go from Multicultural Center Room | Ark Union

Come join us in the MC classroom to formally kickoff the start of Black History Month with music, painting, snacks and information on local Black-owned businesses within Northwest Arkansas. Participate in a collaborative portrait painting of the late Black leaders of the nation. Wear your masks and make sure to remain socially distanced!

Sponsored By: Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education


You're Invited: We Write For You II

Saturday, February 6 | 3 p.m. 

Virtual: REGISTRATION LINK


Sponsored By: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Alpha Omega Chapter and the Tea Rose Foundation of Northwest Arkansas


Black Students Association / Black Alumni Society Scholars: 
General Body Meeting

Monday, February 8 | 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual: LINK COMING SOON


Congressional Black Caucus Internship Panel

Tuesday, February 9 | 5 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK | Password: Honors#1

Join us to hear about the experiences of those who have had the opportunity to experience the CBCI internships and why YOU should apply! This is an Honor Arkansas event and we will be joined by faculty and students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and other Arkansas schools.

Sponsored By: Honors College


Diversity Career Connection

Tuesday, February 9 | 5 - 7:45 p.m. 

Virtual: REGISTRATION LINK

Students, participate in this fast-paced, interactive and fun virtual event. Learn to create and practice your 60-second elevator pitch and how to ask power questions that will help you instantly connect with hiring managers, recruiters and others. 

You will also have the opportunity to share your elevator speech, ask your power questions and learn more about multiple companies that are seeking to hire talented diverse students. Each participant is encouraged to take a seat with at least 6 different company representatives at their virtual table, speed-networking style. This means you get to engage with several companies in a short amount of time. Random door prize drawings will take place during the event. Students must be present and seated at a virtual table to win.

Sponsored By: Black Alumni Society, Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Walton College Career Services, Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, University Career Development Center


Honors College Public Preview: Black Utopias

Wednesday, February 10 | 5:15 p.m. 

Virtual: EVENT REGISTRATION 

Join us for a sneak preview of our fall Honors College signature seminar, Black Utopias, taught by Dr. Caree Banton, director of African and African American Studies and associate professor of African diaspora history. This public preview can be viewed on Zoom, and a recording will be shared on the Honors College website.

Learn more about other course offerings: 
https://honorscollege.uark.edu/programs/honors-college-seminars/signature-seminars/conservatism.php


Sponsored By: Honors College


Sweet Chariot

Wednesday, February 10 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

Virtual -  
Meeting ID: 833 2594 7553 | Passcode: Chariot21!
Contact UA Housing for meeting info to participate

The purpose of Sweet Chariot is to take participants on an educational simulation of an enslaved person's journey to freedom, so students can have a better understanding of the historical perspective of enslaved African Americans and their descendants


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Hour with Dr. Calvin White

Thursday, February 11 | 3 - 4 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Topic: My Black Experience in Fulbright College
Guest Speaker: Dr. Calvin White, Associate Dean, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The goal for the conversations in our weekly DEI Hour is to provide a platform to share experiences, ensue awareness and education, allow voices to be heard and instill a sense of belonging. 


Hosted By: College of Arts and Sciences - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Barbershop Talk 

Thursday, February 11 | 6 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

The barbershop is essential in the black community. It's the place where you get your hair cut and have conversations about anything in the world. This series will be facilitated conversations geared toward the black male. 

Sponsored By: Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education  


Black History Virtual Story Time with Delta Sigma Theta

Saturday, February 13 | 1 pm 

Join the Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta and the Fayetteville Public Library for a virtual story time.  

For more information, visit: https://www.faylib.org/events/virtual-black-history-month-story-time-delta-sigma-theta



Virtual Clio Tour: The Legacy of B.A.D Times: African American Student Experiences at the University of Arkansas

ONGOING: ONLINE | theclio.com/tour/1749

Students from Provost Robinson’s Fall 2020 forum, BAD Times, have curated a digital walking tour of campus, highlighting African American experiences and stories. Stay tuned for a physical walking tour to celebrate the exhibit at the end of the month


Yass, Hogs: A Celebration of Black Queerness & Drag!

Monday, February 15 | 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

This virtual evening will be a chance to reflect on the legacy of Black LGBTQIA+ icons, heroes, and divas who gave their passion and lives for the cause of intersectional Pride. We will have the honor to meet and enjoy performances from New York’s drag SUPERSTAR: JAX! (JAX is a visual artist and Drag performer living and working in NYC.

In their visual work, JAX explores their Queer and Black identities in predominantly white spaces. Embracing their athleticism and competitive cheer background, JAX is a high energy, unapologetic, and dynamic performer ready to give you stunts and shenanigans with a Gen-Z political perspective curating and hosting shows such as "Black is Queen" a weekly showcase of QPOC performers).

Come ready to let your hair down, laugh, and share in the Pride! 


Sponsored by:  PRIDE Alumni Society, Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education


Film Review and Discussion of Talking Black in America

Tuesday, February 16 | 3 - 5 p.m. 

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Film Review and Discussion of Talking Black in America – The Story of African American English by The Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University; Host: Dr. Valandra, Associate Professor.

Sponsored by:  School of Social Work and African and African American Studies


 "Envisioning Justice: The Current Faces of Social Justice in America" - Featuring: Angela Davis

Tuesday, February 16 | 7 p.m. 

Virtual: REGISTRATION LINK

This Distinguished Lecture will be presented as part of "Envisioning Justice: The Current Faces of Social Justice in America," a virtual conference featuring a series of lectures from experts in racial, religious, and institutional discrimination. The event will be held Feb. 16-17 and is co-sponsored by Volunteer Action Center, Associated Student Government, Distinguished Lectures Committee, and Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education.

Sponsored by: Distinguished Lectures Committee through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities Fee


Making Black History: Ida Roberta Bell's Dolls

Wednesday, February 17 | 6:30 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Presented by Dr. Laurel Lamb, Curator of Education and Engagement at the University of Arkansas Museum


 

Now, Let's Talk

Wednesday, February 17 | 11:30 a.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

The Office of Diversity of Inclusion at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas continues to address the issues of racism and how to talk about it in the spring of 2021 in a program called “Now, Let’s Talk.”  The program builds on the highly successful fall 2020 program “Let’s Talk About Integrity and Race” conducted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the Walton College which endeavored to give students, faculty, staff and the community a new means of understanding and learning how to talk about race.

Sponsored By: Walton College Office of Diversity & Inclusion


HBCU Reflections

Wednesday, February 17 | 5 p.m.

Virtual: LINK COMING SOON

Guest speakers will first present their “experience” through a slideshow of pictures,  videos, boomerangs, etc. from their HBCU. This is so the audience can be engaged through  a visual perspective and be thinking about questions as well for the next part of the  program. 

Then, they would give insight and experience from attending their HBCU. Audience will  get a chance to ask questions about the speakers’ experiences.


Silas Hunt Documentary & Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 18 | 12:15 - 2 p.m.

Virtual:  
Information regarding the program will be forthcoming.


Soulful Cooking with Momma T

Thursday, February 18 | 6 p.m.

Virtual: EVENT INFORMATION

In partnership with the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry, and a special guest appearance with a local Black-owned, NWA restaurant, this cooking show enable viewers to take a moment and enjoy some homemade cooking recipes with Momma T from the Multicultural Center.  

Sponsored By: Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education


The New Era of Blackness

Friday, February 19 | 4 p.m.

Virtual: LINK COMING SOON

Provides a historical and sociopolitical  description of Black politics and social change

Sponsored By: African American Studies, NAACP, Urban League, BLM


Untamed: Curls, Coils, and Conversations

Tuesday, February 23 | 7 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK

This year’s event will feature Sarah Roberts, author of You and Your Hair: The Ultimate Healthy Hair Masterclass for Afro Textured Hair. We will also have a style showcase featuring local stylists and barbers. 

Sponsored By: Air for Airiel Foundation, UARK MC


Sponsorship vs. Mentorship

Wednesday, February 24 | 2 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Mentorship and sponsorship are often used interchangeably but there is a stark difference between mentorship and sponsorship. Come learn the difference and how to maximize them both for personal and professional growth in a workshop facilitated by Dr. Yvette Murphy-Erby,Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion.

Sponsored By: African and African American Impact Group


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Hour with Dr. Booker

Thursday, February 25 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

Topic: Do Black Lives Matter?
Guest: Dr. Rickey Lee Booker, Jr., Trainer, Facilitator, Consultant for IDEALS Institute - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the goal for the conversations in our weekly DEI Hour is to provide a platform to share experiences, ensue awareness and education, allow voices to be heard and instill a sense of belonging.

Sponsored By: College of Arts and Sciences - Diversity & Inclusion


Trap N Paint 

Friday, February 26 | 6 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

This will be a time for you to listen to some fly tunes and be inspired to paint what you are feeling.  All supplies for the Trap & Paint will be provided by the Multicultural Center.

Sponsored By: Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education 


Black Heritage Festival 

Sunday, February 28 | 6 p.m.

Virtual: ZOOM EVENT LINK

A celebration of the Black cultural legacy through the medium of art, dance, music, spoken word, or any other form of expression that displays triumph, resilience, and unity of Africa and the African Diaspora. We will produce a virtual program that will showcase acts that exemplify our theme: Uniting the African Diaspora & Celebrating Diversity. 

Sponsored By: African and African American Studies; Visionari Media

If you would like to include your Black History Month event on this list,
please email Angela Mosely-Monts or Adrain Smith with your event details.


 

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