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Black History Month

Rescheduled: Soul Food Soiree

Good music, good vibes, and great food. TU students join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a Soul Food Soiree at the Pat Case dining hall. Meal swipe required.

Lunch hours – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dinner hours – 5-8 p.m.

Poetry Night & Talent Showcase

TU students are invited to join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for poetry night and a talent showcase to celebrate Black history.

Black Queer Tulsa Dance class

TU students are invited to join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Collins Fitness Center for a Black queer dance class.

Working For Black Ancestors

The Tulsa community and TU students are invited to join Lambda Alpha to hear from Dr. Aja Lans, a bioarchaeologist from Johns Hopkins University, who will be presenting a talk about the use of Black bodies in anthropological skeletal curations, as well as the impact of her identity as a Black Anthropologist on her work.

Hear from Dr. Aja Lans:

“My identity as a Black anthropologist both influences and strengthens my work as a bioarchaeologist, but I have faced many obstacles in developing my scholarship. My research focuses on the histories of African descended peoples whose bodies have been curated in anthropological skeletal collections. Such studies require understanding the ethical implications of working with human remains and descendant communities in ways that are rarely sufficiently addressed in anthropology. I argue that the skeletal remains of Black people should only be studied in limited circumstances, including efforts to repatriate or lay Ancestors to rest, when burial sites are at risk, and when relevant questions posed by a descendant community can only be answered by considering the skeletal body. Therefore, I propose a liberatory bioarchaeological practice informed by Black feminism and critical race theory.”

Black Hair + Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism

TU community join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to hear from St. Clair Detrick-Jules, an author, photographer, educator, and Brown University alumna speak on the struggles, beauty, and joy of Black hair.

Live-audience Switchyard Podcast: Carl Phillips

TU and Tulsa community join Switchyard Tulsa for a reception and live-audience podcast recording at the Church Studio with poet and writer Carl Phillips, the 2023 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book of poetry, Then the War: And Selected Poems (2022). Phillips will read from an essay in the current issue of Switchyard magazine as well as his poetry and then speak with Switchyard editor Ted Genoways. Doors open at 7 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Switchyard magazine, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Honors College at The University of Tulsa.

Church Studio

304 S Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120