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Black History Month




Thursday, February 1st 
Purple, Black and White: A Conversation with TCU Alumni
6 p.m., Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center, Cox B&C  

” What was TCU like when you were here?” African American and Africana Studies, Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) have invited  TCU alumni, from different decades, back to campus. Come hear their responses; come join the conversation.

For more information, please contact Claire Sanders.


Thursday, February 8th 
Film Screening: "Tell Them We Are Rising"
7 p.m., Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, BLUU Auditorium

A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries — and path of promise toward the American dream — Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told. Beginning with the earliest attempts at education to today’s campuses, the film — directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson — examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had on American history, culture, and national identity.

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Tuesday, February 13th 
2018 Frost Foundation Leadership for Global Issues: Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
5:30 p.m., BLUU Ballroom 

Leymah Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. A second civil war broke out in 1999 and brought systematic rape and brutality to an already war-weary Liberia. Responding to the conflict, Leymah mobilized an interreligious coalition of Christian and Muslim women and organized the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement.

For questions, please contact Study Abroad or call 817.257.7473

Thursday, February 15th
Paul Ortiz Book Talk & Signing: An African American & Latinx History of the United States
6 p.m., BLUU Ballroom

All are welcome to attend a public lecture and book signing by award-winning author Dr. Paul Ortiz. The lecture will focus on his latest book An African American and Latinx History of the United States, released by Beacon Press in January 2018 as part of the ReVisioning American History series, which consists of accessibly written books by notable scholars that reinterpret U.S. history from diverse perspectives. Ortiz is an associate professor in History and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. His book Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 was the recipient of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize. This event is sponsored by the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program at TCU and the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Unit.

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For questions and more information,  please email Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies.


Thursday, February 15th 
Film Screening and Discussion: "Black Panther"
7 p.m., Hulen Movie Tavern 4920 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76132

Please join Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services (IIS) and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) as we screen and discuss Black Panther the movie and what the significance of a Black superhero is to the world. According to Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther Writer), “Black Panther is a historic opportunity to be a part of something important and special, particularly at a time when African Americans are affirming their identities while dealing with vilification and dehumanization. The image of a black hero on this scale is just really exciting.”  Do you agree? Come and join the conversation.

Limited quantity available. You must RSVP with Roxana Aguirre in Jarvis Hall room 220.

For questions and RSVP information, please e-mail Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services or call 817.257.5550

Wednesday, February 21st 
Inclusiveness Luncheon
12 p.m., Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center, Cox B&C

Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services (IIS) is proud to present the third inclusiveness luncheon of the 2017-2018 academic school year. Our guest speaker is Jean Marie Brown an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Student Media in the TCU Journalism department. Her presentation title is Black representations in media: Who we are and who they say we are. Come and enjoy a wonderful lunch and a great presentation.

*This event is open to the faculty and staff of Texas Christian University

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For additional questions , please e-mail Inclusiveness and Intercultural Service or call 817.257.5550


Friday, February 23rd 
Cultural Cuisine 
Time TBA, Location TBA

Come and join Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services (IIS) for an afternoon of great food and conversation. Follow our social media to be updated on times and locations.

For additional questions , please e-mail Inclusiveness and Intercultural Service or call 817.257.5550


Wednesday, February 28th 
Intersectional Celebration of Black History Month and Woman's History Month
5 p.m., Smith 104 A&B

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and Women and Gender Studies (WGST) are   co-sponsoring an Intersectional Celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month that highlights diverse histories of black women. For our inaugural event, we want to focus on the history of black women at TCU. As part of our efforts to document this history, we want to honor those trailblazers who integrated our institution, facing racism and discrimination along the way.

In 1962, Allene Jones became one of the first black students admitted as an undergraduate to TCU. After earning her bachelor’s from Harris College of Nursing, Ms. Jones went on to receive her M.S. from UCLA in 1968. She returned to Harris College as an Assistant Professor of Nursing in 1968, making her the first black professor to teach at TCU. She remained at Harris College until her
retirement in 1998. She died in 2015.

As a way to honor the late Allene Jones Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and Women and Gender Studies (WGST) have created a Instagram Design contest to honor Allene Jones.

For more information about the contest please click the following link. instagram tabloid flyer allene jones

For additional questions , please e-mail Women and Gender Studies.