February events celebrate, honor Black History Month

February events celebrate, honor Black History Month

By Life@TheU

February events celebrate, honor Black History Month

By Life@TheU
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend events and join enriching conversations throughout February to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Learn more about upcoming events and find details to register

The Lowe Art Museum and Human Resource's Workplace Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 24

The University community is invited to connect with the Lowe Art Museum for a guided conversation that will engage your mind, stimulate your vision, and enhance your skills to support an inclusive workplace and community. In support and recognition of Black History Month, Connect and Create will showcase works from Black artists Kara Walker on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m, and Romare Howard Bearden, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. Hosted in partnership with HR’s Workplace Equity and Inclusion, participants will have an opportunity to engage in enriching dialogue to support an inclusive culture of belonging. Space is limited; registration is required.

Miami Herbert Business School
Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 10

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the Department of Management at the Miami Herbert Business School for a two-day series about the importance of inclusive leadership and awareness in cultivating a culture of anti-racism in the workplace. This is a two-part event taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. Learn more about the program and register here.

School of Nursing and Health Studies
Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon

The University community is invited to attend Diversity in the Workplace, a panel discussion moderated by Cindy L. Munro, dean and professor at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Panelists include Deborah Jones, senior vice president and dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing; Miami Law professor and Osamudia James, the University’s associate provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Roderick K. King, senior associate dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and director of the MD/MPH program at the Miller School of Medicine. Register to attend.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
Events throughout February

In partnership with the Miller School of Medicine’s Chapter of the Student National Medical Association and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, University faculty, staff, and students are invited to a variety of virtual events to celebrate Black History Month. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Global Surgery Student Alliance and Dr. Stephen Symes will host a discussion on Overcoming Global Health Voluntourism. Join MedicOut and the Latino Medical Student Association on Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.,  as they cover the rights, history, and patient advocacy of black and brown-identifying transgender patients. Dr. Roderick King hosts a discussion  on Wed. Feb 17 at 5:30 p.m.,  about the potential racial microaggressions in clinic. Guests are invited on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. to attend a screening of “Black Men in White Coats,” a documentary that brings awareness to the lack of black men in medicine.

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)
Events throughout February

United Black Students (UBS), a student-led organization, is proud to present Black Awareness Month (BAM) filled with comprehensive events that combine both in-person and virtual happenings. This year, BAM’s special events will commemorate the historical achievements and contributions of the African American Diaspora. Specifically, the committee has chosen the theme “Black HERStory Month” to highlight the impact of Black female figures. 

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join the committee on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6:00 p.m. for the BAM Cookout being held on the Foote Green. In partnership with Unity Roundtable, the BAM group will be hosting “Culture Pop Up: Buying Black/Black Art” on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon on the Lakeside Patio. On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m., all are welcome to participate in the virtual Black Student and Faculty Mixer/Panel. Attend a BAM church service on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Patio. Give back to the community on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 a.m. by attending the BAM Day of Service. Conclude the month of celebration with Black Women in Health (Black Women Appreciation Day) on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m. on the Intramural Field.

School of Education and Human Development
Monday, Feb. 8

In partnership with the Woodson-Williams-Marshall Association and Africana Studies, the University community is invited to join a Zoom panel discussion on COVID-19, Vaccinations and the Black Community, on Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. 

Butler Center for Service and Leadership
Events throughout February

Social Justice Week is a series of socially-conscious events centered around programming that will foster awareness of the issues impacting our campus and surrounding communities. The week is led by a committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders and will kick off on Monday, Feb. 15, with an art exhibition by Nadine Hall, a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts at the University. The installation will be housed at the University Center Lower Level all day. Click on this link at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, to attend the video premiere of the “What is Social Justice? From Words to Action. On Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., take part in “Justice and Health,” a socially distanced conversation that covers the science of the COVID vaccine, why minoritized populations feel distrust towards vaccines, and information on sexual health and PrEP. It will be held at the University Center Canopy. 

Hosted by the Undocumented Migration Project, students are invited to remotely join “The Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibit” on campus as they raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis at the southern border on Wed., Feb. 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This experience requires registration, but attendance is limited. Once registered, students will pick up materials from the Butler Center prior to the event. Join Repair the World and the University of Miami Hillel’s Beyond the U: a glance into the surrounding Miami community, a conversational journey, on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1:00 p.m. Wrap up Social Justice Week with “Where Do I Go From Here?” an all-day event hosted on the Butler Center’s social media accounts. Review their infographics to find exciting new ways to take the next step in being instrumental in the University of Miami and the greater Miami community.

Black Alumni Society
Thursday - Saturday, Feb. 18, 19, and 20

The University's Black Alumni Society invites you to celebrate "Our Story: Black Excellence" on February 18, 19, and 20 to learn more about building, teaching, and strengthening our village. The three days of activities will feature, forums on financial literacy and wealth development, education and advocacy within the current climate, health topics impacting our community's growth and longevity, and more. Learn more about the events and register here. 


Human Resource's Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m.

Leaders from the University of Miami and South Florida will gather virtually for Leadership Insights: Authenticity and Professional Development, a panel discussion on leadership and career development. Moderated by Ryan Holmes, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students at the University of Miami, will be joined by University leaders Kysha Harriell, clinical professor and executive director of the Office of Academic Enhancement; Henri R. Ford, dean and chief academic officer for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine; and Renée Dickens Callan, executive director of Student Life. The panel will also include Ebony Smith, a local leader and executive coach and president for Ebenum Equation, and Rueben Stokes, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion subject matter expert and trusted advisor to many corporate leadership teams. Register here