GBM – Jan 2021

Our next GBM will be held virtually on January 11, 2021 at 7:00-8:30pm. The theme of this next general body meeting will be Kujichagulia, which is one of the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Kujichagulia in Swahili translates to self-determination. This principle refers to defining, naming, creating and speaking for oneself. In the spirit of Kujichagulia we will be having Dr. Moore as our guest speaker to talk about Kujichagulia for the Black Engineer. We will also have raffles and giveaways! Feel free to share with your network.

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Leonard N. Moore is the George Littlefield Professor of American History and the former vice-president of diversity and community engagement. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and earned his B.A. from Jackson State University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1998. From 1998-2007 he was a professor at Louisiana State University and he has been at UT-Austin since 2007. At the University of Texas he teaches a class on the black power movement and a signature course titled “Race in the Age of Trump.” In the fall semester, he teaches more than 1,000 students across both courses. He also directs study abroad programs in Cape Town, Beijing, and Dubai. Since 2013 he has taken more than 400 students abroad.