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Utah Black History Museum Bus

Utah Black History Museum Bus

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Utah Black History Museum Bus and Exhibits

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Language Arts Building 114

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Utah Black History Museum’s first exhibit uses a bus to take it all over Utah. This traveling exhibit features informative and inspiring stories from both local and national Black history. It is time for Utah’s students, citizens, and visitors to learn Black history — real Black history.

With our state’s population growing in diversity, Utahns are in need of more equitable representation amongst their organizations, especially in the form of educational institutions. While the state continues to celebrate its pioneer heritage with enthusiasm, these celebrations do not fully represent all members of both our historical and modern community. 

The Utah Black History Museum is here to offer a non-discriminatory and more complete history of our citizens. We are here to represent the underrepresented in our school curriculums and community organizations who have been overlooked for centuries. We tell the stories of Black frontiersmen, writers, musicians, leaders, and many more whose history has, until now, been rarely heard.  

During the pandemic, with limitations on social activities, our natural-gas-powered museum also offers a completely innovative and accessible outdoor or indoor learning experience. With children’s limited field trip options, the UBHM bus has the unique ability to bring field trips to the students! The beautifully painted bus, provides individuals of all ages a museum experience they will never forget.

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Guest Speaker: LaShawn Williams

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Relational Change Strategist

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, 4:00 - 5:30 pm - CB 101C & Live Streaming

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Past Events

Guest Speaker: Brian Yazzie

Provo City School District Diversity & Equity Coordinator

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm - NB 201-203 & Live Streaming

Click here to watch The Recording

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Guest Speaker: Amanda Darrow
Vice President of Programs
Utah Pride Center

 

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, 2:30-3:50 pm - NB 201-203 & Live Streaming

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MLK Dialogue, UVU MLK Committee
Michelle Love-Day
Utah Educator and Founder of Rise Virtual Academy

Topic: Impact of Ethnic Studies in Utah Schools

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, 11:00am-12:00 pm - LA 101

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Guest Speaker: Ana Carolina Antunes
Assistant Professor
University of Utah  - Division of Gender Studies

Educational Equity: Understanding Racialization of Immigrant and Refugee Students in Utah

Monday, October 24th, 2022, 2:30-3:50 pm - ME.120

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Guest Speaker: Darren Parry
Former Director of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
Author of The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History

Thursday, February 10th, 2022, 1:00-2:20 pm - NB 201-203 & Live Streaming

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

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Darren Parry is the former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Darren serves on the Board of Directors for the American West Heritage Center, in Wellsville, Utah, the Utah State Museum Board, the Community Advisory Board for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Utah Humanities Board and the PBS Utah Board of Directors. He attended the University of Utah and Weber State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis on History. Darren is the author of “The Bear River Massacre; A Shoshone History” and teaches Native American History at Utah State University. His passions in life are his wife Melody, 7 children and 14 grandchildren. His other passion is his Tribal family. He wants to make sure that those who have gone before him are not forgotten.

Mr. Parry is coming to our campus as an honored guest who has graciously agreed to speak to a large group of our students. Out of respect to him we ask that you please wear a mask if you are coming in person and that you join via livestream if you have any symptoms of illness.