Black History Month recognizes the history and contributions African Americans have made to society. Join us as we celebrate Black culture, engage in critical conversations, and honor the legacies that prevail today. Stay connected to us on Facebook and Instagram to know about upcoming events!

Black History Month Library Collection

The Library, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) is pleased to present a curated book collection from notable African American authors including fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, DVDs, and CDs. These items are available for checkout with a Ranger Card or photo ID. Suggestions for purchase are also welcome. 

Black History Month Kick Off

FEB 1 | 5-8 PM | THE DEN, STUDENT CENTER

Sponsors: Black Student Union

Step into Black History Month at the BHM Kickoff! Enjoy food, conservation, trivia, and drumline demonstration, and strolling performed by D9 organizations. 

Speed Connections  

FEB 7 | 4-6 PM | BOOK AND BREW, THE LIBRARY

Sponsors: Black Student Union 

Calling all Black identifying Students, Staff, and Faculty! Join us for speed connections to mingle and network with the Black Ranger community. Light Refreshments will be served.  

Rangers of Excellence Meeting 

FEB 8 | 6 PM | THE DEN, STUDENT CENTER

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs 

Rangers of Excellence is a dedicated and empowering community that focuses on the advancement and holistic development of students at UW-Parkside. The purpose of this program is to foster a sense of community and belonging among male students of color. The program is designed to help build brotherhood, provide support and share opportunities to ensure your college success.  

MOSAIC Workshop: Never Have I Ever

FEB 12  |  2-3 PM  |  MOLN L161

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Join the MOSAIC Educators and the Black Student Union for an activity centered on understanding how privilege affects others and yourself. Refreshments will be served. 

MOVIE: The Best Man

FEB 14  |  7 PM  |  STUDENT CENTER CINEMA

Sponsors: Black Student Union, Student Engagement and Connection

After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer Harper Stewart attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the love lives of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance’s wedding, when an advance copy of the book makes its way into the hands of his ex-flame, Harper attempts to keep it under wraps. Join us in the cinema to watch this 90s classic movie!
FREE POPCORN PROVIDED!

Black Business Expo

FEB 21 | 11 AM-2 PM | STUDENT CENTER BRIDGE

Sponsors: Black Student Union

Stop by the bridge and support Black owned businesses in the surrounding area. Vendors will sell products varying from nail care, hoodies, sweets, and more!

25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

FEB 23 | 12-2 PM | BEDFORD HALL, THE RITA

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Music Department, College of Arts and Humanities, Center for Leadership and Personalized Studies

The 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration honors the life and legacy of Dr. King. Attend this noon concert to hear from the University Chorale, the Jazz Combo, and a spoken word performance at 12 pm. The celebration continues with a reception starting at 1 pm.

Essence Ball

MAR 9 | Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Program Starts at 6 PM |
Student Center Ballroom

Sponsors: Black Student Union, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Register for our 6th Annual Essence Ball recognizing Black Elegance! Essence Ball is a fun, formal gathering honoring the closing of Black History Month. Enjoy food, a fashion show highlighting local businesses, and a singing performance that captures the essence of Black Student Union’s mission.

Registration coming soon.

Black Art Expo 2022

Wisconsin Black Art & Culture Expo 2023

The wisconsin black art & culture expo is a two month long series of events and activities celebrating black creatives and their contributions to the culture. A celebration of not only wisconsin based black artists and creatives but black artists and creatives in the midwest and across the united states.

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Need more Info?

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)  |  262-595-2731  |  omsa@uwp.edu

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