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One Night in Miami Watch Party
This event, hosted by the Black Affinity Group, is a watch party for the newly released Amazon film "One Night in Miami". What happens when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke find themselves in the same room. The film, based on a stage play, covers issues of Race in Masculinity, Politics, Music, and Athletics. The event will including a primer on the subjects, live chat during the film, and a open discussion on the issues there in. To watch this film requires Amazon Prime.
Friday, February 26th, 5:00pm-8:00pm (MST).
Register at https://events.utep.edu/
A Celebration of Black Scholars
This event, hosted by the Black Affinity Group, focuses on the impact and legacy of Black American scholars in various fields of study throughout history and modern times. It promises to be a very educational and insightful event, delivered by Black UTEP scholars.
Thursday, February 25th, 5:00pm-6:00pm (MST).
Register at https://events.utep.edu/
Interiors/Exteriors: Self-making and Social Justice in Contemporary Black Dance
A two-day virtual symposium presented by UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and the African American Studies Program. “Interiors/Exteriors” explores the themes of Black/Africana personhood, and the contemporary politics of Black lived experience through two powerful, experimental, filmic works: Making Men by choreographer Harold George (Sierra-Leone/Belgium) and filmmaker Antoine Panier (Belgium), and (RE)CURRENT UNREST by Charles Anderson (United States). Participants will have the opportunity to view both works via live-streaming, and to engage in a synchronous virtual discussion with the choreographers and collaborators immediately afterwards. The symposium aims to give valuable insights into the co-articulation of the aesthetic, the political, and the philosophical with regard to the global field contemporary Black dance-making. Join us and learn how these dance-makers and their collaborators artfully navigate and engage topics of memory, gender, racial violence, intimacy, and power through each of their distinct African diasporic perspectives.
Event starts at 6pm on each day with the screening of the dance films on the UTEP Theatre and Dance YouTube channel: shorturl.at/goGJ9
Followed by a live Discussion/Q&A on Zoom: shorturl.at/qzW09
Meeting ID: 832 9062 1548
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 6:00pm (MST): watch “Making Men”
followed by discussion with Harold George and Antoine Paneer
respondent: Prof. Neri Torres, Department of Theatre and Dance at UTEP
moderator: Dr. Tawanda Chabikwa
Trailers: https://vimeo.com/240186861 and https://vimeo.com/387397713
Followed by discussion with Charles Anderson
Moderator: Dr Tawanda Chabikwa
The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today
Dr. William Jelani Cobb is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, staff writer for The New Yorker, an award-winning documentarian and a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, and has written a series of important articles about race, politics, the police and injustice that have guided public discourse.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 5:00pm-6:00pm (MST)
Register in advance for this webinar:
Moderator: Michael Vinson Williams, Ph.D., director of UTEP’s African American Studies Program and professor of history
For more information, please contact Dr. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Board Meetings
In Spring 2021, Executive Board meetings are biweekly. Members may request to attend an EB meeting by contacting email@example.com.
2/11/2021 EB Meeting
1/28/2021 EB Meeting
1/14/2021 EB Meeting
THIS MATTERS: Anti-Racism (11/18/2020)
College of Engineering Black Student Meeting (08/07/2020)
A Celebration of James Baldwin (07/30/2020)
First General Body (06/19/2020)
Executive Board (06/12/2020)
Faculty Senate (06/09/2020)
Executive Board Formation of BAG (06/05/2020)