We are pleased to announce UW-Whitewater’s commemoration of Black History Month. This is the beginning of a series of programs and activities that are designed to observe and celebrate the significant cultural and historical impact of several groups to include women, Latino, Native American, and more – and to codify our university’s commitment to celebrate diverse cultures and accomplishments.
The Chancellor’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence sponsored a video project in which our campus community read excerpts from the famous speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letters from a Birmingham Jail. You can watch the video here >>
Our social media channels will feature reflections and historical moments with respect to our campus.
In addition, please see the follow list of events and activities.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Soul Food Luncheon – noon, University Center, room 275 Ozalle Toms, associate professor of special education, will be our lecturer. This will be time of celebration of African-American cuisine and heritage. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Brittany Dickerson at 262-472-1465 or email at email@example.com by Monday, Feb. 11, as seating is limited.
Thursday, Feb. 14 Diversity Day at Whitewater Middle School Whitewater Middle School hosts an annual Diversity Day for 7th graders in which they have invited the campus community (including the Black Student Union) to engage in diversity activities to teach students about diversity, prejudice and stereotypes.
Saturday, Feb. 16 Guest Artists: Otis Murphy, Saxophone; Haruko Murphy, piano – 7:30 p.m. Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts
Wednesday, Feb. 20 Black History Month Program – 2 p.m. University Center Hamilton Room Presentations from the College of Arts and Communication, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and a keynote address by Dr. Sherri Charleston of UW-Madison
Friday, Feb. 22 Musical performances in Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts Noon – Marquese Carter, tenor and MyungHee Chung, piano 2:30 p.m. – Master Class: UW-Whitewater Singers 3:30 p.m. – Chamber Singers Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 28 Black History Trivia Night – 5 p.m. Warhawk Connection Center, University Center Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
In the Warhawk Way,
Kenny E. Yarbrough Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer Office of the Chancellor 262-472-1910 firstname.lastname@example.org