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Cultural Enrichment Center Events

Spring 2024

Deborah D.E.E.P. MoutonDeborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Februrary 7, 2024
Milam and Travis rooms
2:30 p.m.

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally recognized writer, educator, activist, performer, and the first Black Poet Laureate of Houston. Author of multiple works, from theater to opera, to internationally recognized books, Mouton shows there is no boundary for where a story can take you.

 JD Pluecker

JD Pluecker Creative Writing Workshop and Reading
March 5, 2024

Creative Writing Workshop
Milam and Travis Rooms
1:00 p.m.

TDECU Tour room
2:30 p.m.

JD Pluecker is a poet, artist, and translator whose interdisciplinary work inhabits the intersections of writing, history, translation, art, interpreting, bookmaking, queer/trans aesthetics, non-normative poetics, language justice and cross-border cultural production.

English Department Faculty Reading
March 19, 2024
Milam and Travis Rooms
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come celebrate our brilliant collegues (Dr. Cesarco Eglin, Dr Dahlberg and Dr. Duncan) and the publication and recognition of their recent books.

Houston Climate Justice MuseumReading Group: Being Ecological
March 26, 2024
4:00 p.m.
40,000 Windows Cafe

Please join us to discuss Timothy Morton's "Being Ecological". If you are a UHD student, you will be elligible to receive a FREE copy of the book.  To pick up in advance of the meeting, come to OMB S1064 between 10 - 11 AM on Tuesdays or Thursdays or schedule an appointment with Dr. Anita Raychawdhuri

author, Timothy MortonDemonic Angels and Angelic Demons
A Lecture by Timothy Morton
April 18, 2024
TDECU Tour Room (Welcome Center)
4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. 


Fall 2023

UHD Creative Writing Faculty Reading
November 14, 2023
TDECU Tour Room (Welcome Center)Dr Robin Davidson (left) and Dr Jan Creighton (right)

Come celebrate Dr. Jane Creighton and Dr. Robin Davidson's new books with a poetry reading!

Any Questions?
Contact the Director of the Cultural Enrichment Center, Anita Raychawdhuri at​

Voices Forward: Shaping the Future of UHD’s Strategic Communication Program
November 15, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom (link to be sent after registration).

We invite UHD's Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (MASC) students and faculty to join the first MASC public deliberation hosted by students in Comm 5318: Community Engagement through Public Deliberation.

This will be an opportunity for MASC faculty and students to come together to discuss the MASC’s second year since the launch of the graduate program while developing and prioritizing goals that will strengthen the MASC program. This deliberation is only open to MASC students, faculty, and staff. 

Pre-Survey Before Event
We also kindly ask you to take a pre-survey to help us facilitate better discussions during the forum. 
Please send any questions or concerns to Dr. John Rountree ( We hope to see you there!

Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva​
Dr. Kathyrn Vomero Santos, Dr. Katherin Gillen and Dr. Adrinana M. SantosOctober 18, 2023
TDECU Tour Room (Welcome Center)

The Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva (BSC) seeks to amplify the work of Chicanx and Indigenous artists who adapt Shakespeare to reflect the histories andlived realities of the U.S. – Mexico Borderlands.

The Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva co-founders are Drs. Kathryn Vomero Santos (Trinity University), Katherine Gillen (Texas A&M University–San Antonio), and Adrianna M. Santos (Texas A&M University–San Antonio).

Light Refreshments will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Center for Critical Race Studies​, the UHD English Department​, and the Cultural Enrichment Center​.​ 

Any Questions?
Contact the Director of the Cultural Enrichment Center, Anita Raychawdhuri at​