Texas A&M: Black History Month To Focus On ‘Black Health And Wellness’

Events for this year’s Black History Month (BHM) will feature a collection of programming and events from across the Texas A&M University campus. The 2022 BHM theme is “Black Health and Wellness,” as outlined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The month will begin with three events, including the Black History Month Kick-off on Tuesday, Feb. 1, hosted by the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC).

“This year’s theme explores the nuances of health and wellness in the Black community. Each organization is putting on something unique and (offers) a new chance for everyone to gain wisdom and understanding on topics that don’t normally get discussed related to the Black community,” said BSAC president Matthew Francis ’22. “Health isn’t just talking to the doctor, but also the spiritual, mental, emotional, and financial (aspects).”

BSAC will continue to provide event updates throughout the month. Black History Month sponsors include the Black Student Alliance Council (BSAC), the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC), and the Association of Former Students.

Jan. 26 – The 15th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 9 a.m., Facebook Live
Feb. 1 – Pedagogies of Hope: A Community Conversation on Black Healing and Love and the Work of Bell Hooks hosted by Race & Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., Academic Building, 404
Feb. 1 – Black History Month Kick-off hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 5:30 p.m., Gates Ballroom
Feb. 1-28 – African American Collections at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives hosted by Texas A&M University Libraries. Cushing Library, second floor
Feb. 2 – Wellness Dinner & Discussion hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 7 p.m., MSC 2406
Feb 4 – The Role of Race in the Future of Contemporary Politics hosted by Black Student Alliance Council, Latina/o and Mexican American Studies, and Religious Studies. 12 p.m., virtual
Feb. 7 – Black Voices in Public Service hosted by Bush School Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 6 p.m., Location TBD
Feb. 8 – A Community Conversation with Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, 2021 MacArthur Fellow and Author of “Marking Time: Art In The Era Of Mass Incarceration” hosted by Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and Race, Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., Academic Building, 404
Feb. 8 – “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” 22nd Glasscock Book Prize hosted by Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. 4 p.m., MSC 2300D
Feb. 9 – Black Love- Hump Night hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 6:30 p.m., MSC L421
Feb. 10 – Diversity Gallery hosted by Office for Diversity. 10 a.m., Bethancourt Ballroom
Feb. 10 – Black Studies in the 21st Century hosted by Africana Studies Program. 4 p.m., virtual
Feb. 10 – Black Former Students: Where Are They Now? hosted by Texas A&M NAACP. 7 p.m., virtual
Feb. 12 – The Sickle Cell Awareness Event hosted by Black Graduate Student Association. 11 a.m., Wolf Pen Creek Park
Feb. 15 – On Juneteenth with Annette Gordon-Reed hosted by Office of Diversity. 12 p.m., virtual
Feb. 15 – Workforce/Economic Trends Impacting Black America’s Health and Wellness hosted by Texas A&M Career Center. 6 p.m., virtual
Feb. 17 – “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women,”Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, Northwestern University hosted by Race & Ethnic Studies Institute. 12 p.m., virtual
Feb. 17 – Motion of Peace hosted by Excellence uniting Culture, Education, and Leadership. 6:30 p.m., Texas A&M Rec Student Center
Feb. 18 – Family Feud, Black History Month Edition hosted by Black Graduate Student Association. 6 p.m., MSC 1400
Feb. 21 – Juneteenth: The Galveston Story Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion hosted by Office for Diversity. 6:30 p.m., Rudder Theatre
Feb. 22 – Salute to the Divine Legacy of Black Sororities and Fraternities hosted by Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Feb. 23 – West African Film Festival hosted by MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee. 5 p.m., Rudder Tower 601
Feb. 24 – Afro-Latinx Studies: Understanding the African Diaspora Across Cultures and in the U.S. hosted by Latinx Studies. 10:30 a.m., Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Feb. 24 – C C with C- Suite hosted by Aggie Black Male Connection. 3:30 p.m., 12th Man Hall
Feb. 24 – Maroon Table Talks hosted by Texas A&M SGA Diversity Commission. 7 p.m., MSC 2405
Feb. 25 – Kickball Tournament hosted by Black Student Alliance Council. 6 p.m., Rec Sports: Penberthy South
Feb. 26 – 21st Annual Appreciation Banquet hosted by Office for Diversity. 6 p.m., Hilton College Station
Feb. 28 – Healing While Black: A Mental Wellness Workshop for Black Students hosted by Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences – Youth Rising Lab and CHANGE Lab. 6 p.m., Psychology Building 422

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