The UTD Multicultural Center concluded Black History Month on Feb. 23 with the annual Big Dinner, an event that combined good food with guest speakers and musical performances.
The theme for this year was resilience, with guest speaker Dionne Kirby talking about her struggles as a black woman working in an industry that did not give her the resources to succeed. Kirby is the senior director of philanthropy at Literacy Speaks, a nonprofit that helps immigrants learn English.
Local artist Bolton Serunjogi performed traditional Ugandan music, whose original songs educate parents on raising children. Serunjogi’s works emphasize the importance of supporting children but also giving them the opportunity to explore the world and learn from failure.