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Texas Ұ Launches Black History Month

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As Texas Ұ embraces the significance of Black History Month, Student Diversity and Inclusion Programs is set to host a dynamic kick-off on Feb. 1. The Black History Month Kick-off, taking place from 12:30  to 1:30 p.m. at the Andrews Ballrooms, promises an engaging fusion of entertainment, cultural celebration, and community unity. The event will feature: Live Jazz Ensemble: The TXWES Jazz Combo will play a set highlighting the diversity of Black musical traditions. Vocal Tribute to Resilience: Talented student soloist, Darrion Chilton, takes center stage to sing the Black National Anthem, honoring the strength and resilience of the Black community. Spoken Word Artistry: Experience the power of words through an original poem, as a student artist, London Shannon shares her perspective on the complexities and triumphs of the Black journey. Attendees will also be able to enjoy free soul food, swag, and a round of Black History Trivia complete with prizes. This event kicks off a month of empowering programs hosted by the Black Student Association that are aimed at educating and inspiring Texas Ұ's community about the rich history and contributions of the Black community.

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The mission of Student Diversity and Inclusion Programs is to assist in the engagement, academic success and retention of minoritized students, and offer guidance and support to these student populations through programming, education and support.