Multicultural Student Life

BCPC Spring 2014 Events


MLK Day Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2014, 3:00 PM
University Center Auditorium  
The MLK Day celebration is set to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Known for being one of the most influential Civil Rights leaders of his era, Dr. King is now celebrated on this national holiday to commemorate the impact of his work for today’s society. Mary Frances Berry will be the featured speaker.


The Strivers Row Poetry Slam
Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
Black Cultural Center

This Black History Month cultural event is designated to celebrate the art of poetry and highlight its cultural impact within the African-American college community. Spoken word artists, The Strivers Row, will be the featured performers.

Black History Month Gala
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 PM
University Center Ballroom
As Black History month comes to a close, the Black Cultural Programming Committee seeks to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of students of color. BCPC will host this event in collaboration with Diva Opal’s and Phi Beta Sigma’s African-American Image Awards. The Black History Month Gala will also feature a keynote address by Diane Nash, one of the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement. One of the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash helped form the Nashville Student Movement, which aimed to desegregate the city’s lunch counters, and coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham, Alabama, to Jackson, Mississippi. Most recently, her work was featured in the PBS American Experience film Freedom Riders.


Social Awareness Lecture: The Lost Art of Chivalry
Monday, March 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium

Two-time bestselling author, ghostwriter, speaker, etiquette impresario, producer, Beverly Hill's relationship advice columnist, Soul Train columnist and Essence Magazine relationship advice contributor, Enitan Bereola penned "BEREOLAESQUE: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate." His market extends internationally to The U.K., Japan, France, Australia and Nigeria. The title of the book, “Bereolaesque,” is a term that describes living a lifestyle with class, morals and ambition, all while keeping your fellow man in mind and educating the masses at every opportunity. Join us as Mr. Bereola discusses bringing back the lost art of chivalry.


Young Professionals Lecture: Erica Nicole
Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium

The Young Professionals lecture features a young, successful, African-American whose career path and community outreach serves as an inspiration to students at the University of Tennessee. This year’s event will feature Erica Nicole. As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries. Erica is best known by the entrepreneurial community as the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine: Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed an internationally acclaimed and award-winning small business news site – the definitive digital magazine for startup, small business news and entrepreneurial culture.

Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
University Center Auditorium

Multicultural Graduation, since its inception in 2008, is an intimate gathering to recognize students of color and other underrepresented groups at the University of Tennessee. This annual event is a celebration of the greatest accomplishments of our multicultural graduates.


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