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UHD Celebrates Black History Month


By Paige Caldwell

Each year, the University of Houston-Downtown’s Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (CSDEI) commemorates Black History Month by hosting a monthlong celebration featuring a variety of campus events.

The Center collaborated with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Center for Critical Race Studies and the Black Student Association to organize this year’s festivities, consisting of panel discussions, movie screenings, guest speakers and more.

Some highlighted events include:

  • State of the Black Student at UHD
    Noon - 2 p.m.,
    Thursday, Feb. 7
    Academic Building, Room A300 (White Oak Room)
  • Soul Food Luncheon
    11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 12
    Academic Building, Room A300 (Buffalo Bayou Room)
  • Speaker: Reginald Moore
    “Uncovering Convict Leasing in Sugar Land”
    2:30 - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 13
    Robertson Auditorium
  • African American Read-In
    11:30 a.m.
    Monday, Feb. 18
    Mural Area
  • Panel Discussion
    “The Black Factor: Overcoming Barriers to Black Representation in Media” featuring FOX 26’s Isiah Carey

    1-2 p.m.,
    Wednesday, Feb. 20
    Robertson Auditorium

For more information and a complete list of activities, contact John Hudson, director of CSDEI at 713-221-8664.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.