Black History Month

Honoring and Celebrating Black History Month 


Black History Month Events at UNM 2021

February 11
7:00 – 8:30 PM MST

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Hosted by:

Welstand Foundation












 

Are you getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

A Community Discussion











 

 

 

New Mexico is rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to the public and there has been no coordinated effort to educate or engage the Black community around getting vaccinated.  There is a history of distrust in the Black community around mass vaccinations and healthcare as a whole. In a recent Healthline article titled Why Some Black and Latinx People Are Reluctant to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine it was highlighted that “experts say we need to work directly with community leaders and amplify the voices of people of color to ease fears, build trust, and disseminate proper information about the vaccines.”  We are doing just that. Join us on FB or YouTube as we have a REAL conversation about mass vaccinations and the Black community.  Thank you to our sponsor NMDOH Equity Office for believing in our vision.

 

 

 

February 12

12:00 PM MST

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Verzuz Afro Staff Edition: Patricia v J

 

 

 

 

Watch our Sr. Student Success Specialists battle it out for who has the best playlist. Students will be the judges and winner gets bragging rights for the next year!

Hosted by:  UNM African American Student Services

 

 

February 12

3:00 – 4:00 PM MST 

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Art is Love: A Snapshot of Oliver LaGrone’s Sculpture “Tender Mercies”

 

 

The 5th floor of the BBRP is home to Oliver LaGrone’s bronze sculpture, “Tender Mercies”. This year we will share the story behind this art piece which is a part of UNM’s permanent art collection.

Hosted by UNM Health

 

February 12

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

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Hosted by:

HSC Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

 

 

Resiliency in the Black Community: Past, Present, & Future

Presented by:

Dr. Ryan C. Warner

 

 

 

 

Psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope and adapt in the face of adversity. While resilience can be developed, we should consider how some may have no choice but to be resilient. For Black communities, generations of trauma, systemic racism, and cultural obstacles have placed this population at risk for psychological distress, yet many African Americans have persevered through these challenges. During this interactive presentation, we will celebrate the strength and resilience of this community and provide strategies to enhance wellness in the future.

 

 

February 18

4:00 – 5:00 PM MST

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RAW Tuba

Presented by:
Dr. Richard White

UNM Music

 

 

 

 

Did you know Dr. White, a tenured faculty member in the UNM Music Department is the FIRST African American to receive a doctorate in music for Tuba Performance? Join us as we stream R.A.W. Tuba, a documentary on Dr. Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) and his story of being a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. Dr. White will join us for the program and speak with participants about his story and perseverance.

Hosted by: UNM African American Student Services

 

February 19

1:00-2:30 PM MST

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Brought to you by the UNM Staff Council and the Division for Equity and Inclusion

 

The Power of Representation and Addressing Inequities

 

 

 

 

Honoring and Celebrating Black History Month

Keynote: Dr. Tracie C. Collins, Secretary Designate, New Mexico Department of Health

Panel: Dr. Assata Zerai, VP for Equity & Inclusion; Dr. Charles Becknell, Director, Africana Studies; Brandi Stone, Director, African American Student Services

 

 

February 19

3:00 – 4:00 PM MST

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Creative Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

Take a virtual tour with Hakim Bellamy, Deputy Director of the Cultural Services Department of the City of Albuquerque, as he shows us a brief sampling of important paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations of compelling art from three generations of African-American artists.

Hosted by UNM Health

 

February 25

4:30 – 5:30 PM MST

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The Bigger Picture: Hip Hop & the BLM Movement

Presented by:
Dr. Bonnette-Bailey

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bonnette-Bailey, faculty member at Georgia State University’s Africana Studies department will walk us through Hip Hop's legacy of political consciousness and its connection with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Send in your favorite woke hip hop song to our IG story to hear Dr. Bonnette discuss the lyrics.

 

Hosted by: UNM African American Student Services

 

 

February 25

2:00 - 3:30 PM MST

Registration TBD

Hosted by:

HSC Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

 

 

 

Social Determinants of Pharmacy Deserts

Featuring:

Dr. Cheryl Wisseh

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her role as a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Cheryl Wisseh focuses on comprehensive medication management across chronic diseases commonly seen in primary care/family medicine. Dr. Wisseh is deeply passionate about health equity for minority underserved communities, the social determinants of health and their impact on underserved and minority communities, and community engagement. Her research interests include the previously mentioned areas and the pharmacist’s role in reducing racial/ethnic health disparities. Dr. Wisseh also currently serves on the National Pharmaceutical Association Board of Directors as the Zone 5 Director.

 

 

February 25

11:00 AM MST

Registration TBD

Hosted by:

HSC Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNM College of Nursing Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Panel

Moderator:

Lindsay Smart, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurses (and providers) need to be prepared to provide culturally humble care to an ever-increasing diverse patient population and the communities where they reside. College of Nursing faculty identified a need to update the content to deliver a comprehensive review of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) concepts, how systemic racism impacts health outcomes, and how nurses can address and dismantle systems of discrimination/oppression that affect the health of our New Mexico communities.

Panelists:
Dr. Felina Ortiz, DNP, RN, CNM
Dr. Lisa J. Day, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Dr. Elizabeth Dickson, PhD, RN
Dr. Lisa M. Taylor, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, C-DCES, BC-ADM
Dr. Heidi Rogers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APHN-BC

 

 

February 26

3:00 – 4:00 PM MST

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Hosted by UNM Health and the Division for Equity and Inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vital Necessity for Cultivating an Equity & Inclusion Lens to Promote the Health of New Mexicans

Featuring:

Dr. Assata Zerai

 

 

 

 

 

Ways to celebrate Black History this month and every day:

Attend the UNMH Black History Month online series

Read books by Black authors

Watch movies highlighting Black history

Shop at a Black-owned business or eat at a locally Black owned restaurant

Support a Black creative (artist, poet, local musician, etc.)

Donate to a Black organization

Spend time with a Black elder in your community