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TAMIU’s Black History Month Celebration Concludes with Community Mixer Thursday Posted: 2/28/19

TAMIU’s Black History Month Celebration Concludes with Community Mixer Thursday


Dr. Peter Haruna
Dr. Peter Haruna  

Texas A&M International University’s month-long celebration of Black History Month concludes with a Community Mixer Thursday, March 7.

The Community Mixer will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. in Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 101. Music will be provided by DJ D-Rock.

Throughout the month, a variety of topics have been explored under the general theme, “Black Migrations,” all highlighting the movement of African Americans and all peoples of African descent to new destinations and new social, cultural, political and economic realities.

TAMIU’s Black History Month has offered reflections about appreciating racial constructs across cultures and ethnicities as a way of nurturing intercultural competencies among faculty, staff, and students, said Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU professor of Public Administration and TAMIU Intercultural Events and Education Committee chair.

“We have been excited to introduce some of our international faculty from Africa, who have shared their respective countries’ cultures, norms and practices during this celebration, alongside other explorations,” Dr. Haruna explained.

Other activities have included a popular presentation on Capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts form, and Makulele, an Afro Brazilian dance.  Also offered have been presentations on Tanzania, South Africa and Cameroon by TAMIU’s faculty from Africa as well as a screening of the film, “The Hate U Give” and a panel discussion titled, “Intercultural Appreciation and Tolerance: Strategies to Manage Conflict.”

For more information, please contact Dr. Haruna at 956.326.2613, email or visit offices in the Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 313J.

Read more on Black History Month.

University information is also available by contacting the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email, click on or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

More of the University’s story is available on its dedicated social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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