The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to celebrate Black History Month 2022. Join us for a series of events featuring UIW students, faculty and community members who will recall their experiences, reflect on Black history and the current issues of social justice our country faces, and share steps we can all take to create a more just society.

Opening Event: Civil Rights and Social Justice Spotlight 

Jan. 28, 2022, 11 a.m.

Online Event

Join Dr. Doshie Piper, UIW associate professor of Criminal Justice and Cary Clack, editorial writer and columnist of the San Antonio Express-News to celebrate stories of people who have helped create a better future, giving us the courage, compassion and generosity to do the same.

Hosted by UIW student social justice organization, As One We Will.


DEI Circle: "Journey to Racial Justice"

Feb. 3, 2022, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m

Online Event

Racial equity is an essential process in achieving a vision of racial justice. Equity is not the same as equality. Systemic racism has not affected all equally; rather, some racial groups have benefited while others have and continue to be disenfranchised. Racial equity therefore seeks to address these disparities through processes of truth and reconciliation, healing, empowerment, and self-determination. Racial equity is measurable systemic change in the institutions and structures that have perpetrated and continue to perpetuate racist policies and practices.

 

Prayer for Racial Justice: Dr. Howard Thurman

Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, 12 p.m.

Dr. Howard Thurman, Mystic and Prophet

Our Lady’s Chapel

 

Florence Price Celebration

Feb. 5 and 6, 2022

Florence Price photo

Florence Price (1887 - 1953) was a highly talented and prolific Black American composer. The most astounding fact cited about her is that she was the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Price wrote over 300 works, some of which are finally becoming better known; however, she is still widely underperformed within the musical canon. The goal of the Florence Price Celebration is to introduce up-and-coming musicians to the life and music of this wonderful composer and inspire their creative endeavors. The celebration takes place on the weekend of February 5 and 6 on the campuses of the University of the Incarnate Word and Texas Lutheran University.

Learn more about the Florence Price Celebration and register for events

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 1 p.m.

Keynote Presentation by Dr. John Michael Cooper - Hear Her Voice: On the Challenges of 'Rediscovering' Florence Price"

Diane Bennack Concert Hall

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 2 p.m.

Composition Masterclass with Dr. Nkeiru Okoye

Goretti Lecture Hall, Music Building Room 201

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Contemporary Poetry and Music with Andrea Vocab Sanderson

Seddon Recital Hall

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Florence Price Concert

Diane Bennack Concert Hall

Hosted by the UIW Music Department

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TLU Florence Price Celebration

Hosted by TLU Music Department

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX

 

World Day Against Human Trafficking: Learning, Praying and Advocating Against Trafficking

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

UIW Athletes

Hosted by UIW student organizations the Stand Out Alliance and As One We Will, and the Incarnate Word Sisters Justice, Peace and Creation Office.

 

DEI Circle: "Journey to Racial Justice"

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Online Event

Racial equity is an essential process in achieving a vision of racial justice. Equity is not the same as equality. Systemic racism has not affected all equally; rather, some racial groups have benefited while others have and continue to be disenfranchised. Racial equity therefore seeks to address these disparities through processes of truth and reconciliation, healing, empowerment, and self-determination. Racial equity is measurable systemic change in the institutions and structures that have perpetrated and continue to perpetuate racist policies and practices.

 

"The Roots of Racism" Session 1

Friday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Prayer for Racial Justice: Sr. Thea Bowman

Friday, Feb. 11, 12 p.m.

Sr. Thea Bowman, Servant of God

Our Lady’s Chapel

 

DiversiTEA: Celebrating Black History Month

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Westgate Circle

Hosted by UIW Campus Engagement


Civic Engagement, Reparations, and Adult Education

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Dr. Lisa Brown photo

SEC Ballroom and Online

Join Dr. Lisa Brown, assistant professor of Education, for a presentation about her national research on reparations. Dr. Brown will be joined by Marcel Gregg Dixon.

 

"Systemic Racism Today" Session 2

Friday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. - Noon


Prayer for Racial Justice: St. Josephine Bakhita

Friday, Feb. 18, Noon

Our Lady's Chapel

 

Movie Night: Black Panther

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 8 - 10 p.m.

Side of Natatorium

Enjoy cuisine from a local Black-owned restaurant during a viewing of Black Panther.

Hosted by UIW Campus Engagement.

 

Race in Education

Monday Feb. 21, 1:30 p.m.

Online Event

Local educators discuss the role of critical race theory in education.

Contact Brandi Coleman, induction coordinator in the Dreeben School of Education, to RSVP at bjrodrig@uiwtx.edu.

 

Race, Rhetoric and Politics

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022, 3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Join Bexar County judge candidate Peter Sakai's campaign for a discussion on the role of race and youth in local politics.

 

Want Democracy? The Racial Wealth and Income Gap

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Online Event

Participants of this interactive workshop will explore the systemic impacts of 12 federal policies on the wealth accumulation of four families throughout U.S. history.

 

Prayer for Racial Justice: Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer

Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, 12 p.m.

Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Crusader

Our Lady's Chapel