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UTMB Celebrates Black History Month: Feb. 1–28

Jan 30, 2021, 12:25 PM by Alexa Akim

All students, staff and faculty are invited to join UTMB as we commemorate Black History Month and the central role and contributions of people of color in U.S. history. Offices across the university have come together to sponsor the following events and activities throughout February.

Black History and Heritage Trivia – Presented by the UTMB Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Facebook page throughout the month of February for trivia and highlights commemorating Black and African American history at UTMB and the greater Galveston community. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the name and photo of a prominent figure will be posted and you will be encouraged to do your own research to learn more about the individual. Comment on the post using the facts and tidbits that you discovered to be entered into a drawing for a giveaway!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Symposium – Hosted by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Explore diversity in science, education and medicine with this student-led virtual symposium. The symposium will be held every Wednesday at noon and will address the complexities of injustices in our society, ranging from racism to power structures, with expert speakers, group discussions and interactive workshops. Click here to learn more about the symposium and how to register for the weekly activities.

Soul 2 Soul Black History Month Event – Sponsored by the SNMA & SGA

Celebrate Black History Month with food and fellowship from Soul 2 Soul Café, a Galveston black-owned business. Dinner plates will be distributed from 6–8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, to the first 150 UTMB students to register. Click here for more details.

Black Alliance Resource Group Inaugural Event

The Black Alliance Resource Group seeks to promote equity and inclusiveness through professional mobility and knowledge sharing and to provide support for underrepresented individuals affected by systemic racism, discrimination and inequalities. The group's inaugural event was held Monday, Feb. 22, and featured a keynote address from Dr. Paulette Patterson Dilworth, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. To view a video of the event, click here. You may also click here for the presentation slide deck.

For more information about Black History Month or any of these events, please email