General Education Celebrates Black History Month

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Black History Month Webinar Series 2024

Celebrating Black History means learning Black History. This includes exploring Black history with the context of our departments, colleges, and units. For the month of February, the Office of General Education invites you to join us as we host a series of webinars that explores the lived Black experience in Higher Education.


Thursday February 8: An Overview of Black Education History

This session provides a brief overview of Black educational history in the United States. It includes a brief history of exclusionary practices but also Black agency.  This session invites participants to explore Black history within their content areas to include the content, department, and larger academic discipline as a starting point for increasing inclusion, academic belonging, and equity. 


Friday February 16: What Black Students Wish Educators Knew- Alumni Edition  

This session features a student panel of recent Black college graduates that will share about their experiences in 21st Century learning, necessary support systems, and persistent factors that helped them to achieve their goals. Panel members are from various academic disciplines.


Monday February 19: Culturally Relevant Frameworks For Black Student Mental Wellbeing 

This session explores Black Student Mental Wellbeing from the Afrocentric perspective. It walks the participant through metrics on Black student wellbeing and Afrocentric methodology as a framework for understanding the stressors of Black students and ways to address concerns using Afrocentric systems of knowing.


Thursday February 29: Beyond Diversity Philosophy: An Introduction

This concluding session invites participants to learn about the Beyond Diversity philosophy as it relates to classroom and beyond. Participants will be able to apply the construct to both course development and learning community construction.



All webinars take place from 12:00- 1:00pm (Arizona Time) on Zoom.

All webinars will be recorded.

Contact: Treya Allen ( with any questions. 


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