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Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

Utah Museum of Fine Arts 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

Featuring more than one hundred works by nearly eighty artists from the 1920s to the present, "Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem" surveys nearly a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent.

Black Lives Matter in Business

Hear the stories and perspectives of a variety of black voices in the business world including their successes, challenges, and paths to where they are now.

Racism as a Misandric Aggression

Join the Black Cultural Center on the first Tuesday of February, March, and April for an event series on The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood! This semester will start with a presentation by Dr. Curry on Racism as a Misandric Aggression: Patriarchy, Phallicism, and the Extermination of Black Males as Social Order.

Community Read: Black Man in a White Coat

Join us for Community Read in January and February as we read "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Dr. Damon Tweedy.

Navigating Business Systems as a Person of Color

Learn from a variety of successful businesspeople in Utah about how to navigate the corporate world, including candid conversations about the challenges people of color face and strategies for success.

Inclusion Week Keynote Speaker: Kori Hale

Kori is a trailblazing journalist and CultureBanx CEO, and will discuss how future leaders, executives of leading brands and startups should be navigating diversity, social justice and business trends, along the path to delivering the ultimate workplace they want to see.

Community Read: Black Man in a White Coat

Join us for Community Read in January and February as we read "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Dr. Damon Tweedy.

Film Screening & Panel: Black Men in White Coats

"Black Men in White Coats" aims to raise awareness around the disparities and systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming medical doctors and provide a collective space to elevate and discuss the experiences of Black identified medical students and physicians.

Amplifying Black Queer Voices: Representation Will Not Save Us

Join the Black Cultural Center for the Community Discussion Series: Amplifying Black Queer Voices each third Tuesday of the month! This semester's theme is "Where is Black in the Rainbow? Amplifying Black Queer voices in LGBTQ+ Spaces."

Community Read: Black Man in a White Coat

Join us for Community Read in January and February as we read "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Dr. Damon Tweedy.

Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging

Public lecture and Q&A with author Martha Jones, author, "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All."

My Experiences as a Black Immigrant

A DREAMer herself, Felecia Russell founded “Embracing Undocumented” with the goal to connect young undocumented people to mentors, scholarships and resources while also shedding light on the visibility of being Black and undocumented.

Reckoning with Race and Medicine in 2020 and Beyond

Visiting Professor lecture by Damon Tweedy, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist within the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System.

11th Annual Legacy Awards Banquet

The Black Student Union (BSU) at the University of Utah is excited to celebrate its 11th Annual Legacy Banquet and will be honoring Portia Anderson with the Legacy Award for her commitment and contribution to Black Students at the University of Utah. This year's theme is "Royalty: Honoring Kings and Queens in the Past, Present, […]

Working Dog Reading Series: Black Refractions

Hear University of Utah students share short essays, stories, and poetry inspired by works on view in Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Community Read: Black Man in a White Coat

Join us for Community Read in January and February as we read "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine" by Dr. Damon Tweedy.

Mend: Re-examining Racism in Medical History through Contemporary Poetry

with Kwoya Fagin Maples Passcode: 845689 Mend, a unique poetry collection by Kwoya Fagin Maples, presents the history of medical experimentation upon which obstetrics and gynecology are based from the perspective of Black women. In her 2018 award-winning collection, Maples has written persona poems in the voices of three enslaved Black women--the only ones named […]

L.O.V.E: Self-care is an Act of Resistance

Join the Black Cultural Center for L.O.V.E. (Living Our Varied Experiences) -- a research, discussion, community series on Black female topics.

Art Aloud!

Join this virtual open mic event for friendly company and the positive energy that comes from sharing experiences during these uncertain times.

Friday Forum: Racial Equity & Philanthropy

Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action.

Black Faculty + Staff Awards

Join the University of Utah's Black Cultural Center (BCC) for its second annual Black Faculty and Staff Awards celebration!

BGSA Mixer

Black Cultural Center 95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

A networking event for graduate students at the University of Utah who identify as Black.

LGBT RC Film Screening: MAJOR!

Union Theater 200 S Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT

Join the LGBT Resource Center in celebrating Black History Month with a screening and discussion of the documentary film MAJOR! (2015) about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender activist and elder who has been fighting for trans women of color's rights for over 40 years.

Black Grad Student Association Mixer

B&D Burgers 222 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Utah

A networking event for graduate students at the University of Utah who identify as Black.

Let’s talk about it: Black is…

Black Cultural Center 95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

What is Black in Utah? Can we define it? Is there a culture, or norm? Let's talk about it. Let’s talk about is a conversation concept that allows for a space for meaningful conversation rather that is topics of sex, race, futurism, life, relationships ext. Aren’t you tired of being in a group setting and not having a meaningful conversation? By creating the space for people to have meaningful conversations, new friends can be made, tears might get shed, but most importantly our thought process and values can grow.

Author Meets Readers: Eric Herschthal

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to host a conversation with assistant professor of history, Eric Herschthal, about his new book, "The Science of Abolition: How Slaveholders Became the Enemies of Progress"

Wakanda Forever: Centering Black Experiences on Screen

During this engaging event, Dr. Peniel Joseph will discuss recent efforts to center the Black perspective and address issues of race and racism through television and film adaptations of comic books, such as Black Panther, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Watchmen, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The presentation—which will be followed by a panel discussion—will explore the evolution of these stories from paper to screen, discuss successes and failures in representation of the Black experience through these media, and offer perspective on where future storytelling could and should go.

Community Conversation: Decolonizing the College Campus

Community Conversations are biweekly campus dialogues open to all students, faculty, staff, and community partners. An opportunity to build community, strengthen relationships, share thoughts and feelings, and learn from each other.

Black Grad Student Association Mixer

England Hub Bistro (EHSEB) 26 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, Utah

A networking event for graduate students at the University of Utah who identify as Black.

Douglass Day 2022

Black Cultural Center 95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

Help the BCC digitize the records of the Colored Conventions, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights.

Black Male Representation in Media

In a 2011 study, Media Representations & Impact on the Lives of Black Men and Boys, conducted by The Opportunity Agenda, negative mass media portrayals were strongly linked with lower life expectations among black men. These portrayals not only help create barriers to advancement within our society, but also “make these positions seem natural and inevitable. In this panel discussion we will sit down with three panelist and discuss black male representation in media.

History of Utah Black Alumni

The Black Alumni Community and Black Cultural Center present: History of Utah Black Alumni. Join us for a virtual event, where we will hear from Black Alumni about experiences at the U and advice for current students/community members.

ReBirth of a Nation w/ DJ Spooky

Kingsbury Hall 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT

Conceived as a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith’s infamously racist 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation is a controversial and culturally significant project that examines how “...exploitation and political corruption still haunt the world to this day, but in radically different forms.”

$5 – $38

Poetic Justice: an intimate Open Mic Event

Black Cultural Center 95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

Come to a very Intimate Open Mic Night put on by the Black Cultural Center and UBLAC. Special Guest Wynter Storm

Portrayals of Black Love

Black Cultural Center 95 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

Come Celebrate Black Love with a movie night. Featuring "Love & basketball" and "School Daze" followed by a discussion.

$5

Author Meets Readers: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Moot Courtroom (Level 6) 383 S University Street, Salt Lake City, UT

n October 2018, the New York Times Magazine published Reginald Dwayne Betts long essay “Getting Out.” Several months later, the piece was awarded a National Magazine Award. The publication was another example of Betts entering into a new genre and bringing the same depth and richness of self-reflection and exploration of the central problem of this generation: incarceration and its effects of families and communities.

Tribute to bell hooks

LNCO 1110 255 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

Celebrating the legacy of bell hooks: authenticity and radical love

Celebrating Black History Month: Panel Discussion

Join us in celebrating American History, "The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital." The film chronicles the rise and fall of St. Louis Missouri’s premier Black hospital that at one point in history trained the largest number of Black doctors and nurses in the world.

Friday Forum: How to Close Equity Gaps

Friday Forums is a commitment to the state and region in elevating national conversations and showcasing models of disrupting complicit racism. Each session welcomes national thought leaders to lead discussions and provide opportunities for participants to share ideas on actionable items towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.

Intersectionality Here & Now

Intersectionality Here & Now reflects on this history to think with the debates surrounding intersectionality. Specifically, where, when, and how are we doing this concept? How are we teaching it, practicing it? What is required to do the doing of intersectionality? What can it yield? And how does intersectionality contribute to transformative decolonial justice?

Dean’s Book (Movie) Review: I am Not Your Negro

Moot Courtroom (Level 6) 383 S University Street, Salt Lake City, UT

Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for a screening of the film “I am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck, as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

Black Faculty & Staff Awards

In collaboration with the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Black Cultural Center honors Black faculty and staff for their work on campus and in the community with the Black Faculty and Staff Awards each Black History Month (February).

Make friends at M.E.Ch.A. de U of U

Student Equity & Diversity Meeting Room (Union 293) 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

Join and get to know M.E.Ch.A. We look forward to building community together!

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