Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

The purpose of the event is to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,
The guest speaker is Beaumont City Councilman Albert "A.J." Turner

Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: Mary and John Gray Library 8th floor-Plummer Room


Black History Month Afrocentric Paint and Sip

In honor of Dr. Carter G Woodson, a scholar whose dedication to celebrating the historic contributions of Black people led to the establishment of Black History Month, marked every February since 1976.

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Food Court


Investigating and Prosecuting the James Byrd, Jr. Case

The Jasper, Texas dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. is "known as one of the most gruesome hate crimes in modern U.S. History." Two Lamar University faculty members were asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigations to assist with investigation and prosecution. They will share important fact and their experiences.

Presenters: LU Faculty Mark Broome and Tim Brewer

Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom


Diversity and Inclusion Training

Working with First-Generation Students

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Communications Building Room #129


The True Black History Museum Artifact Display

A traveling Black History exhibit with artifacts dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century. The Museum was established to preserve the history of African-American people and to educate others of the many great contributions that African-Americans have made to mankind. The mission is to instill self-esteem and pride and to increase knowledge, awareness, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the historic experience of African-Americans. The collection takes you on a journey through the African-American experience and is comprised of over 1000 authentic artifacts, with original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many other great African-Americans.

Time: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Atrium


Inspirational Woman Award

We will honor Lamar University women (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) for their contributions to the campus community, culture, and society.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cindy Stinson, Chair, LU Dishman School of Nursing

Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: Mary and John Gray Library


Brown Girls Speak!

The purpose of this event is to empower students of color by providing resources, support, and coping skills for depression, trauma (relationships, break ups, and suicide), mental health, and stress.

Presenters: Sherri Edwards, Yovonda Hill, Larneka A. Lavalais, and Angela Clavijo

Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom


LGBTQ REDTalks Pride Panel

In recognition of LU Pride month, the LGBTQ panel will share their experiences and provide helpful tools on how to make the campus community welcoming for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.

Time: 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom


LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training

This is a virtual awareness and ally training is for members of the LGBTQ community and supporters of the LGBTQ community.

Facilitator: Lauren S. Wilson

Join us at

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Virtual


Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The purpose of this event is to celebrate the multicultural spring 2022 graduation candidates for their persistence and academic accomplishments. Each student will receive a FREE stole to wear to the university commencement.

Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: Setzer Student Center Live Oak Ballroom