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Women of Black History 2017

Events

Women are half the human race, and they're half of black history, as well. Here are some highlights bringing together black history and women's history. An ever-expanding list of resources for learning about famous African American women and other women of Black History. You'll find women who are famous and women who should be better-known, from early America and slavery to the 21st century, including the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement.

  • February 1 – 29"40 Question Challenge" | Online
    The Texas Tech University Women's & Gender Studies is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing women past, present and future. Taking inspiration from the National Women's History Project, we honor women of black history who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations. Throughout the month of February & March we will test your knowledge of history of women and women's achievements through an online quiz game.
  • February 10 | The Love Below | 7:00 p.m. | Human Science Bldg. Room 169
    The Love Below
    In celebration of Black History Month and of strong black women everywhere, students at Texas Tech are proud to present "The Love Below" Spoken Word Performance. An evening of live spoken word and musical performance where women express themselves erotically and honestly through song, poetry and monologues.

    Contact:
    Arabia Harris
    arabia.harris@ttu.edu
  • February 28 | The Illusionists: A Film About the Globalization of Beauty | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Holden Hall RM 006
    The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from the halls of Harvard to the galleries of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon's office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo's Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences.
    The Illusionists features prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including: Susie Orbach, Jean Kilbourne, Gail Dines, Susan Linn, Laura Mulvey, Harrison Pope, Nadine Moawad, Ruchi Anand, Paola Audrey Ndengue, Tetsuya Ando, and Jason Karlin.