Black Cultural Programming Committee News

UT to Host Events Celebrating Black History Month

Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero behind Hotel Rwanda, and Bree Newsome, the activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House, are among the speakers who will be at UT during February to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to hosting well-known speakers, other events will celebrate African American music, international dance, and diversity in the workplace.

UT Kwanzaa Celebration Set for Dec. 2 at Black Cultural Center

The University of Tennessee Black Cultural Programming Committee will host a Kwanzaa celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Black Cultural Center. Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture.

Fifth Annual Black Issues Conference Comes to UT

The fifth annual Black Issues Conference, titled “Black in America: How Far We Have Come…Yet, So Far to Go,” will come to UT Knoxville this Saturday, Feb. 6. The event, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, offers a forum for research and a discussion of matters affecting the African-American culture.

UT Knoxville to Rock ‘n’ Roll the Tigers for Homecoming 2009

UT will “Rock ‘n’ Roll the Tigers!” during this year’s Homecoming festivities set for Nov. 1-8. From the traditional Friday afternoon parade to the pre-game Party in the Park, all members of the UT community can celebrate UT traditions at events for all ages. Homecoming’s anchor event will be the Volunteers’ football game against the Memphis Tigers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Political Strategist Donna Brazile Will Speak at UT on Oct. 19

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile will speak on a range of topics from her unique political experiences to her take on the current state of U.S. politics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Monday, Oct. 19.

Alvin Ailey Dancers to Perform at UT Knoxville on Oct. 12

Dancers from the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will make their mark on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus on Monday, Oct. 12, with the Ailey II Experience. The performance takes place at 7 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Tickets are available through UT’s Central Ticket Office. The event is free to UT students with a valid student ID. Tickets for UT faculty and staff are $10 with a UT ID. General admission tickets are $15. Parking is available in the University Center garage for $1 per half hour.

Filmmaker Spike Lee to Visit UT Knoxville on Sept. 14

American film director, producer, writer and actor Shelton Jackson, aka Spike Lee, will visit the UT Knoxville campus next week as part of the university’s Legends Lecture Series. Lee will give his lecture, “America Through My Lens,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public, and parking will be available in Staff Lot 9, along Phillip Fulmer Way.