The University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Black Students Association will have a potato bar fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. today in Atrium I of the Bayou Building.
The cost is $6 for a baked potato with all the trimmings or $7 with meat added.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake will present “Overcoming Our Fate: Breaking the Bonds of Educational Oppression” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Garden Room in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
The Rev. Michael Haywood will discuss educational disparities among African-American youth and minorities and the keys to overcoming them.
Roosevelt-Wilson Elementary School will have its Black History Month Assembly at 8:30 a.m. Friday at 301 16th Ave. N.
The program will open with a short video “Celebrate MLK” and students from each grade level will present influential African-Americans afterward.
For information, call 409-916-0200.
The Nia Cultural Center will have its “A Night at The Academy Awards” black history event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway.
The event will provide a lighthearted screening of the video musical biography of the legendary Hattie McDaniel, who was the first African-American to receive an Academy Award for her role as “Mammy” in “Gone With the Wind.”
Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Contact Sue Johnson, 409-765-7086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAACP Mainland Branch No. 6201 will have a panel discussion and open forum at 7 p.m. Friday at Wilbur United Methodist Church, 7002 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
The forum will ask the question: “What should our children know about our history in order to be successful and reach their destinies?”
The Rev. Sam Collins III, Dr. Lynn R. Ellison, Isaac Fanuiel, Diane Merchant, and Dr. Virgil A. Wood will be the panelists.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For information, contact Dottie Jones, email@example.com or 409-927-1569.