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Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

When: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Lupton Hall 1st Floor, Multicultural Center

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Join us as we kickoff our Black History Month Celebration with a screening that shares diverse contributions to the UTC Community and briefly network with our UTC family. Visit Lupton Hall 119 (Multicultural Center) with your UTC ID to retrieve a MOCS Dining meal voucher, Black History Month t-shirt, and a sweet treat. (Limited quantities available)

 

Black History Month Kickoff Virtual Concert

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021

When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Performance (Register Here) via Zoom Passcode: BHM21

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Virtual performance from Kofi Mawuko & the Ogya World Music Band, live from the Barking Legs Theater, exclusively for our UTC family and partners. 

 

General Body Meeting- Black Student Alliance

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

When: 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location TBA

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: Monthly meeting to bring students together to unify in support the efforts of under-represented groups.

 

Fresh Fridays - Remember the 70’s

Date: Friday, February 5, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: Lupton Hall 1st Floor, Multicultural Center

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: The Multicultural Center will host weekly Fresh Friday networking events. During the noon hour each of the four Fridays in February, the center will explore UTC, local and historical highlights from the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Every Friday will have its own decade theme and music.

 

Race Talk on the River Walk

Date: Mondays, February 8, 15, & 22, 2021 ( Sign up by Feb. 8 for this 3-part event)

When: 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m .

Where: Meet at the River Walk, 150 Mabel Street, Corner of Mabel Street and Battery Place
Sponsor: Dr. Darrell Walsh (Sociology Dept.) and Bengt Carlson (Experiential Learning Coordinator)

Description: Are you interested in walking the Chattanooga Riverwalk with your fellow UTC students and having facilitated conversations about race? Grab your walking shoes, water bottles and an openness to new understanding and join Dr. Darrell Walsh (Sociology Dept.) and Bengt Carlson (Experiential Learning Coordinator) for three walking/talking sessions. The pace and distance of the walk, as well as the conversation process, will be facilitated to meet students where they are. All UTC students are welcome to complete this sign-up form BY NO LATER THAN 10AM, 2/8: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wU8lER-P3EOF4Vj6gq3tPCKGDYx7zd5KgvagHRpHew9UOTFWRDM2OVRGSU1IQ1NOVkYwVDlIQUZHTS4u

 

“Slimming Down Soul Food: A Study of African American Cookbooks”

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m. Noon Eastern

Where: Virtual Location: Follow this link to join Passcode: 165214

Sponsors: UTC Department of History and Africana Studies Program

Description: Featuring Dr. Mark Johnson, UTC Department of History and Africana Studies Program. A Speaker Series with leading experts on Black women’s global activism, student-led discussions featuring prominent Chattanooga community leaders, and a Lunch Talk Series highlighting exciting and new UTC faculty research.

 

Building Your Table of Influence: Executive Panel 

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 

When: 11:30 a.m. ET 

Where: Virtual Location: Follow link to register: http://bit.ly/tvablackhistory 

Sponsor: American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 

Description: 6th Annual AABE Black History Month Executive Panel 

 

College to Career: Getting the Job/Internship

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

When: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location TBA

Sponsors: Center for Career and Leadership Development and UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Interactive approach to helping students understand a strategic plan for managing the challenges of gaining employment in their desired area of focus.

 

BSA Black Table Talk

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

When: 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location TBA

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: Student focused discussion-based forum to bring awareness to and address the impact of current issues.

 

Fresh Fridays - Remember the 80’s

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: Lupton Hall 1st Floor, Multicultural Center

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: The Multicultural Center will host weekly Fresh Friday networking events. During the noon hour each of the four Fridays in February, the center will explore UTC, local and historical highlights from the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Every Friday will have its own decade theme and music.

 

Movie Showing and Discussion of Black Panther

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2020

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: University Center Auditorium Room

Sponsors: Housing and Residence Life, Student and Family Engagement, & UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: This event features a screening of Black Panther, a 2018 action thriller starring the late Chadwick Boseman. Afterward, there will be a guided discussion of the movie with a panel led by UTC students/faculty/staff. 

 

Your Story: Voices of Black UTC Alumni

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location: Visit alumni.utc.eduto register and learn more

Sponsor: UTC Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: This panel will feature alumni sharing about their experiences being a Black student at UTC and as a Black Professional in their industry. The purpose of this event is to educate, empower and encourage students by hearing about the challenges, achievements and resilience of Black students who came before them. Andrea Lyons will moderate this virtual event via Zoom with time for Q&A to follow the panel discussion.

 

From Problem Solver to Pioneer

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location: Follow this link to register

Sponsor: (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rollins College of Business, and UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Come listen to entrepreneur Candace Mitchell Harris’s story on how she took an everyday common problem for Black women’s hair and made history by pioneering the transformation of the hair care industry through technology.

 

Living Legends II: Everyday Heroes Making Extraordinary Strides in their Communities Virtual Book Talk: Eunicetine Riddle   

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

When: 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location: Use this link to register. 

Sponsor: Disability Resource Center, UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Education, and STEM Education

Description: First-time author Eunicetine Riddle shares her personal story of faith, forgiveness, and determination after a tragic accident renders her blind in the compelling story, 24 Hours in the Dark. Participants will receive an autographed book while supplies last. Moderated by: Multicultural Educators of Tomorrow & UTC Institute of Teaching & Learning at Tyner Academy

 

College to Career: Getting the Job/Internship

Date:  Thursday, February 18, 2021

When: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location TBA

Sponsors: Center for Career and Leadership Development and UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Interactive approach to helping students understand a strategic plan for managing the challenges of gaining employment in their desired area of focus.

 

A Global Exploration of Black Identity in America

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

When: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location: Follow this link to register

Sponsors: Center for Global Education and UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Details: The panel will dive into the experiences of those identify as Black in our UTC community, hearing from students, alumni, and staff who were raised in the US and from those that weren't. We will explore the differences and similarities between experiences of Blackness from a US and international perspective and engage in the crossroads of race, ethnicity, and culture.

 

Fresh Fridays - Remember the 90’s

Date: Friday, February 19, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: Lupton Hall 1st Floor, Multicultural Center

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: the Multicultural Center will host weekly Fresh Friday networking events. During the noon hour each of the four Fridays in February, the center will explore UTC, local and historical highlights from the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Every Friday will have its own decade theme and music.

 

UTC Student-Led Discussion with Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod

Date: Tuesday, February 23

When: 1:40 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location: Follow the link to register

Sponsor: UTC Africana Studies Program

Description: A collaboration with RISE (Responsive Initiatives for Social Empowerment)

 

Living Legends II: Everyday Heroes Making Extraordinary Strides in their Communities Virtual Discussion: Matthew Goins   

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

When: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location Use this link to register. 

Sponsor: Multicultural Affairs, School of Education, STEM Education

Description: Matthew Goins is creator and owner of www.puzzlehuddle.com, puzzles that affirm and inspire children of color.  As seen on Oprah's Favorite Things for 2020, please join us to learn how this father turned his desire for his children to play with toys that looked like them, into a thriving Internet-based business.  Participants will receive a puzzle after the event. Moderated by: Multicultural Educators of Tomorrow & UTC Institute of Teaching & Learning at Tyner Academy

 

BSA BLACK FAMILY FEUD

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

When: 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual Location TBA

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: Virtual Game show setting to bring students together to unify students as they participate in a trivia series similar to the popular TV series Family Feud.

 

Fresh Fridays - Remember the 2000’s

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: Lupton Hall 1st Floor, Multicultural Center

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: The Multicultural Center will host weekly Fresh Friday networking events. During the noon hour each of the four Fridays in February, the center will explore UTC, local and historical highlights from the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Every Friday will have its own decade theme and music.