A program honoring black educators will be the climax of the University of the Incarnate Word’s Black History Month celebration.
Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, director of the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, will speak at the final program starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Marian Hall Ballroom.
Walker, who has a doctorate, directs an institute that provides professional training for pastoral ministers who wish to minister among African Americans, regardless of denominational affiliation.
Walker, who developed the curriculum, was associated with the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. However, she wanted to develop an educational program for ministry among African Americans in Texas.
Black History Month Calendar
J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library has special exhibits set up through February in observance of Black History Month at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Other events left on the calendar this month include:
Thursday, Feb. 13: The Department of Music is presenting “Thelonious Monk: Perspectives on the Motives and Melodies of a Jazz Giant” at 1:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of the library.
Tuesday, Feb. 18: San Antonio Municipal Court Judge Linda Conley will speak at noon in Room 301 at Rosenberg School of Optometry on Datapoint Drive.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Gospelfest featuring soloists, praise dancers and choirs will be presented at 3 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel.
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is planning a step demonstration at 12:45 p.m. at Westgate Circle outside Marian Hall Student Center.