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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.