Programs and Events


Cultural Awareness Collaborative University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a diverse and global community striving for inclusive excellence. The Cultural Awareness Collaborative at South, which includes students, faculty and staff created this calendar to build awareness and understanding of important observances and holidays of diverse campus groups.


February is Black History Monthy

Did You Know?

  • USA offers a minor in African American Studies that provides an interdisciplinary investigation of the experiences, conditions, origins, accomplishments, and contributions of people of African ancestry in the United States.
  • James E. Kennedy, Art department chair and professor emeritus of art and art history, came to USA in 1968 as an
    art instructor. He was instrumental in contributing to the “largest ethnic American art slide collection” and archiving the collection for academic use in the newly developed African-American studies program in the 1970s. The collection was “one of the first projects from this University of national significance.”
  •  Dr. Kern Jackson, director of the African American Studies Program and Associate Professor, recently co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning Africatown documentary Descendant, now streaming on Netflix.

Alumni Spotlight

Cameron Grier-Shepperd
Cameron Grier-Shepperd, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. His artistic journey began at the age of three, ignited by a challenge from his mother to draw. Embracing a diverse range of artistic mediums, Cameron envisions a world without creative constraints. His dedication to fostering creativity and breaking barriers reflects a profound commitment to the transformative power of artistic expression.


Tuesday, Jan. 30
Pulitzer Finalist
Percival Everett’s Reading
6 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom
Wednesday, Jan. 31
“Celebrating African American
History through the art of Filmmaking” by Theo Moore
Noon | Marx Library, RM 181
Tuesday, Feb. 6
USA Common Read Talk, featuring Dr. Autumn Womack
4 p.m. | Marx Library Auditorium
Thursday, Feb. 8
Taste of Africa!
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Fresh Food Company on Campus
Friday, Feb. 16
Soul Food Luncheon
Noon | Student Center Ballroom
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Saturday, Feb. 17
Black Girls Rock
7 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom
Wednesday, Feb. 21
“Built from the Fire” a lecture by Victor Luckerson
5:30 p.m. | MacQueen Alumni Center

Friday, Feb. 23
The Whiddon College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion cordially invites you to join us for a short Black History film, bingo, fun, and fellowship.
12 p.m. | Whiddon COM 1st Floor Auditorium


Saturday, Feb. 24
“I’ll Take You There: A Musical Journey to Racial Justice” by Eric Dozier
7 p.m. | MacQueen Alumni Center

Learn More about Eric

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Tuesday, Feb. 27
The Whiddon College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion cordially invites you to join us for a short Black History film, bingo, fun, and fellowship.
6 p.m. | Whiddon COM 1st Floor Auditorium


Thursday, Feb. 29
Lunch and Learn: The Clotilda with Robert Battles
Noon | Student Center Terrace

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Please share with us any widely recognized observances you would like to include on this calendar form. Your input is important. It will help ensure these observances are available as another resource for the enrichment of the campus and the greater Mobile community. All are welcome.