The Black Presidents Leadership Council is ecstatic to bring back our second Black Empowerment Week. As a part of Black History Month, Black Empowerment Week serves as a means to celebrate our history, embrace our culture, encourage one another for the future while centering in on community awareness and the current climate of UT. Multiple Black student organizations have cancelled their general meetings for the week to put emphasis on this community initiative. **For updates on any of these events (especially those with locations that are TBD) you can follow Afrikan American Affairs on twitter at @UT_AAA. What Started Here Changed Our World: Monday, Feb. 16th | SAC Auditorium I 7PM A showcase for the triumphs and achievements of African Americans and their organizations at UT, while displaying how their impact on our campus empowers our students and faculty to continue this legacy of success. We will also honor members of our faculty who inspire students to strive for academic, cultural and personal excellence on a daily basis. Black to Business: Tuesday, Feb. 17th | SAC Ballroom | 6:30 PM An annual event that brings professionals from a variety of fields and careers to campus for an evening of networking, one on one discussions and presentations. This event is similar to a career fair, and business professional attire is suggested. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume. State of Black UT: Wednesday, Feb. 18th | CLA 0.128 | 7PM This event serves as both a community unifier and an urgently needed dialogue that address both the history of Blacks on campus and the issues that we need to resolve in order to continue progressing. Get to Know Your ABC’s: Thursday, Feb. 19th | Legislative Assembly Room SAC 2.302 | 7PM ASA, BSA, CSA, and SEA join together to display African, African American, and Caribbean culture through music, dance, and food. Representing all aspects of the African Diaspora, you will be able to learn more about culture and mingle with students from different backgrounds. Black on the Block: Friday, Feb. 20th | Gregory Plaza | 6PM Come join the African American community for an evening of fun, music, food and fellowship. Community Service: Saturday, Feb. 21st I TBD Community Service with many Black student organizations.
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