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UCI Celebrates Black History Month ♥★✚

February 1 - February 28

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Black History Month

WEDNESDAY FEB 2, 2022, 12-1:30pm. CEE@UCI BTI Seminar Series | Food-Energy-Water Nexus: A Systems Approach to Resolving Health Disparities in Marginalized Communities, Shakira Hobbs. Dr. Shakira Hobbs’ scholarship explores system approaches to environmental sustainability and social justice applied to engineering equity at the food, energy, and water nexus. Zoom Link

 

TUESDAY FEB 8, 2022, 3:30-4:30pm. Professor Steve Damo, On being a chemistry professor at a small liberal arts college.  Professor Steve Damo of Fisk University will offer two seminars in honor of Black History Month. This special presentation by Fisk University Professor and Chair Steve Damo is intended for students. RSVP

 

WEDNESDAY FEB 9, 2022, 4:00-5:00pm. Fisk’s chemistry legacy from Talley-Brady to Whitehead. Professor Steve Damo of Fisk University will offer two seminars in honor of Black History Month. This special presentation by Fisk University Professor and Chair Steve Damo is in honor of Black History Month and is open to the UCI community. RSVP

 

WEDNESDAY FEB 9, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm. “Hella Black Mexican”: A Conversation with Creator Ehcrama Marche. Ehcrama is a writer, filmmaker and editor. Born and raised in Montebello, CA she quickly discovered her passion for creating. She’s worked on set as a Cinematographer, Camera Assistant and Art Director. Ehcrama has worked on a variety of projects from Music Videos, Short Films, Commercials, and Feature Films. Since graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Ehcrama has worked as a director of photography, art director and animator with her latest creative venture being the creator of an Animated, Cartoon, Telenovela Series called, “Hella Black Mexican” on YouTube. RSVP

 

THURSDAY, FEB 10, 2022. Black Nonsense (Or, Black Radical Utterances in the Idiom of Madness). This event is part of the “Mental Health in a Time of Pandemic” series. Professor Bruce’s talk begins with a meditation on “mad” black captives in the novels and short stories of Richard Wright, Gayl Jones, and Ntozake Shange. While confined in jails and psychiatric hospitals, these captives use idioms of madness to critique the antiblack and antimad worlds around them. RSVP

 

FRIDAY, FEB 11, 2022, UCI Stay @Homecoming, Teaching and Learning in a Changing World. The panel will feature Keith Curry, UCI alum and current president/CEO of Compton College. This panel discussion will address opportunities for innovation, broadening access, improving educational equity and promoting parent engagement across K-12 into postsecondary education.

 

FRIDAY, FEB 11 & SATURDAY FEB 12, 2022, 8:00pm; AND SUNDAY FEB 13, 2022, 2:00pm Hamlet Directed by Leah Jackson. Hamlet is one of the most well-known works in the English language. It is often described as a revenge tragedy, but at the same time, many criticize Hamlet’s inability to take said revenge. Why can’t he kill Claudius? Why does it take so long for him to do the mission he is given in the very first act? RSVP

 

WEDNSDAY FEB 16, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm Let’s talk AfroLatinidad: Writing as an Act of Liberation. Join us for a discussion with Anyiné “Angie” Galván-Rodríguez, M. Ed, Founder of he blog: AfroLatina Natural. RSVP

 

MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2022. 4-5:15-pm. UCI Religious Studies & Producing Alternate Futures Series (on Zoom) Anthony Pinn, “Binding Blacks: DuBois and Camus on Engaging the World.” 4-5:15pm PST. RSVP

 

THURSDAY, FEB 24, 2022, 2:00-4:00pm, Abstract Artist as Model Citizen: Envisioning Social Identities in Postwar Brazil with Dr. Adele Nelson. Hosted by the UCI Center for Latin American Studies, the department of Art History presents Abstract Artist as Model Citizen: Envisioning Social Identities in Postwar Brazil with Dr. Adele Nelson. RSVP

 

THURSDAY, FEB 24, 2022, 6:30-8:30pm, International Film Club: I Am Not Your Negro Film Screening. Award winning documentary about the life and work of James Baldwin: an unflinching look at racism, homophobia and the life and times of one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. RSVP

 

THURSDAY FEB 24, 2022, 7:00pm. BTI Night at UCI Women’s Basketball Game. Athletics Director Paula Smith has graciously agreed to designate BTI as the game sponsor for this conference match up against California State University, Fullerton. Details to Follow. TICKETS

 

FRIDAY FEB 25, 2022, 10:30-5:00pm. Futures of/Latin America Conference. Join the Latin American Studies Center virtually in the Futures of/Latin America Conference with keynote speaker, Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva. Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva’s work addresses the ethico-political challenges of the global presentRSVP

 

FRIDAY FEB 25, 2022, 3:00-4:00pm. Making History: The Evolution of Cancer Health Equity through Transdisciplinary Science with Chanita Hughes-Halbert. Inaugural Black History month lecture presented by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hughes-Halbert serves as the Associate Director for Cancer Equity at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a nationally recognized leader in cancer prevention and minority health research who has dedicated her career to reducing the disparities in cancer outcomes that affect patients from underrepresented communities, with a primary focus on African American communities.  RSVP

 

SATURDAY, FEB  26, 2022, 7:00pm. BTI Night at UCI Men’s Basketball Game. Athletics Director Paula Smith has graciously agreed to designate BTI as the game sponsor for this conference match up against California State University, Fullerton. Details to Follow. TICKETS