John L Warfield Center

State of Black UT set for Feb. 10-12th

During a time in our country when race and racial injustices are top of mind for many people and organizations, the Black Studies Collective finds it imperative to engage the Longhorn community in collective conversations that lead to fostering a more open and supportive campus for the UT Black community. State of Black UT is a three-day event that will facilitate discussions and exploration of the work UT has done, is doing, and needs to do to create ainclusive campus. State of Black UT will centralize discussion and unify efforts being made to foster a supportive learning, teaching and working environment for the Black UT community.  

Click to watch on the Warfield Center's Facebook page and YouTube.

Check out the day's events below:

State of Black UT: Memory Lane

Day 1 – Memory Lane

Wed. February, 10th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. CT

We’ve come a long way since the Precursors first stepped foot on the Forty Acres in 1956. Join the Black Studies Collective as we take a trip down memory lane with the UT Precursors who helped integrate the university. We’ll also highlight Black faculty and staff activism and reflect on the history of UT’s Black student enrollment.

Watch on the Warfield Center's YouTube channel or Facebook page

State of Black UT: Reality Check


Day 2 – Reality Check

Thur. February 11th from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. CT

Join the Black Studies Collective as we host three separate conversations with students, staff and faculty regarding our community’s current state of affairs. We’ll discuss with each panel the current challenges facing their community on campus and learn more about the work being done to address those challenges.

Click here to watch on the Warfield Center's YouTube channel or Facebook page.


State of Black UT: Paying it Forward


Day 3 – Pay it forward 

Fri. February 12th  11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. CT

State of Black UT is wrapping up our last day with a pitch competition. We’ve taken a trip down memory lane, assessed how far we’ve come and where we are currently. Now we’ll explore how to pave the way for future generations of Black students, staff, and faculty. We’ll wrap things up with our keynote: a live-recorded episode of Race and Democracy podcast with Dr. Peniel Joseph.

Click here to watch on the Warfield Center's YouTube channel or Facebook page

  • John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

    The University of Texas at Austin
    210 W 24th St.
    Mailcode D7200
    Austin, Texas, 78705