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Black History Month

Painting with a Twist

Tuesday, February 1
4-5 p.m.
Zoom

We are hosting Painting with a Twist “We Are In This Together” while talking about the history of Black History Month. Students who participate will earn experiential learning credit. Giveaways include BHM shirts and stickers.

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Dr. Megan Williams

Monday, February 7
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Zoom

Join our Black History Month event to hear from Dr. Megan Williams.

Students will be eligible to earn experiential learning credit on their Alamo Experience transcript and also will free BHM Swag!

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Megan Williams is on a mission to help people achieve happy and healthier lives. She has over 14 years of experience treating patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. She has a particular interest in health and wellness, preventative care, especially in African American and Latino communities.

A military veteran and recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, she has also been an expert contributor in magazines like Esquire, Reader’s Digest, and Healthzette.

A native Coloradan, she got to Texas as soon as possible and lived in San Antonio for nearly 20 years. In her “spare” time, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her three children. She enjoys running, strength training, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and learning new languages. She is fluent in Spanish.

STEM Panel – Challenging the Status Quo in the Healthcare Industry

Wednesday, February 16
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Zoom

The STEM Center’s Black History Month Speaker Panel will focus on disparities in the black community regarding healthcare as well as mental health and wellness.

Speakers include:

Joel Bervell – Medical student and TikTok’s 2021 “Voice for Change.” Bervell is committed to fighting health disparities in medicine through education

La Joya Williams – UTSA Alumni and master’s candidate at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Williams has changed many lives through her work with nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Carolyn Tubbs – Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and associate professor and program director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program at St. Mary’s University.

Students who participate will earn experiential learning credit. Giveaways include BHM shirts and stickers.

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Saul Paul

Thursday, February 24
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Legacy Room (Ozuna 101)

His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower and his memoir Be The Change. Most recently, Saul Paul founded Change Water, a beverage company that donates to the local community with each case of water sold. Whether via art, entrepreneurship, or community service, Saul Paul is committed to #BeTheChange.

Medical Exhibit 

February 1–28
Ozuna Library and Learning Center (second floor)

The Ozuna Library and Learning Center celebrates Black History Month by hosting Courage and Determination: A History of African Americans in Medicine, an exhibit from the Texas Medical Association. The exhibit highlights contributions to medicine from ancient Egypt through the 20th century. The exhibition will be available to view Feb. 1-28, in the Ozuna Library (2nd floor). Additional exhibit information and library resources are available in the Celebration of Month Library Exhibits guide.

 

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ALL VIRTUAL BHM EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

For information, please contact Student Life.

Phone: (210) 486-3130

Sponsored by the Student Activities Fee and the Working Writers Series.