REFLECTIONS: African American Icons Exhibit
Monday, Feb. 1 – Friday, March 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
UW -Madison Education Building,
Commons Gallery, 1000 Bascom Mall
Don’t miss this incredible display celebrating renowned African Americans: REFLECTIONS by Terrence Reese, curated by Linda Sheryl Greene. Artist receptions and talks will be held in the Gallery on Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. African Students Association Semester Kickoff
“Where is African Culture in Black History Month?”
Sunday, February 7th @ 2pm
Contact a member of ASA for location
Support ASA as we welcome new members, overview semester events, and engage in a healthy discussion.
Reel to Real Movie Night: Paris is Burning
Monday, February 8th @ 7pm
UW Madison Marquee Theater, Memorial Union
All Queer People of Color and their allies are welcome! Shot in the late 1980s, this film examines how a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers build sustenance, creativity, and family while exploring ballroom culture. A thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. In collaboration with LGBT Campus Center Crossroads Initiative and WUD Film Committee.
Minority Owned Business and Networking Fair
Tuesday, February 9th @ 7:00pm-9:00pm
Symphony Room, Gordon Commons
Come network with minority business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs in the Madison community. Hear their take on the power of Black economics and the Black dollar and why they believe we as consumers, should buy and use services from minority owned business and professionals.
A Place at the Table Community Meal
Thursday, February 11th @ 6:30pm
MSC Lounge, Red Gym
A safe space where the MSC provides a free meal and activities on the second Thursday of the month.
Black Student Union: Black Knowledge Bowl
Friday, February 12th @ 7pm
On Wisconsin A&B, Red Gym
WBSU encourages you and 2 to 3 of your friends to participate in our 1st Annual Black Knowledge Bowl. Come out and show us how lit your knowledge of Black History is. Prizes will be given to the 1st & 2nd place teams.
The Conversation Mixtape: College Edition Education, Privilege, and Social Class
Saturday, February 13th @ 2pm-5pm
Wine Down Wine Bar 118 S. State Street
Join us in discussions about education in the Black community and how it operates through privilege and social class and the disengagement between Black college students and the surrounding Black community vs. their own hometown communities. Hosted by HeyMiss Progress.
African Students Association: Annual Dating for Charity
Saturday, February 13th @ 6:30pm
Room B10, Ingraham Hall
African Students Association annual fundraiser benefiting commendable organizations in Africa devoted to enriching lives in disadvantaged communities.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Week of Events
February 14th – 20th
Join the women of the Zeta Xi Core Chapter for a week of events relevant to issues surrounding Black America and students of color in the campus community.
Black History Month Keynote
Thursday, February 18th @ 7pm
Overture Room, Gordon Commons
From nationwide protests in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s killing to resistance in support of Ferguson to New York’s “I Can’t Breathe” to the Baltimore Uprising to #NotOneDime, we are living in the age of social uprisings. Civilians are mobilizing worldwide to protest injustices of all kinds. Black millennials have been at the forefront of this movement-building, organizing through social media platforms and using 21st century resistance strategies. This has led to a shift in visibility and power from the Black Church, the old guard of the Civil Rights Movement. But if this is to be an intergenerational struggle for liberation, then both have a critical role to play in the New Civil Rights Movement. Tesfamariam explores the intersections of these roles is in this keynote.
Black and Noble: Black Figures in Islamic History
Thursday, February 18th @ 5pm
Ask a member for location details
Hanif J. Williams, will contextualize the lives and struggles in modern social justice movements on 2 prominent Black Muslims, Bilal (RA) and Malcolm X. With the largest Muslim community in America being the African American Muslim community, it is important to educate on these intersecting identities in the larger context of Islamic History. Hosted by the Muslim Student Association.
Body Positivity and Black Sexuality
Saturday, February 20th @ 1pm-3pm
Wheel House Studios, Memorial Union
Creatively express what the intersection of body positivity and black sexuality means and looks like to you through a visual art workshop facilitated by Ashley Robertson. Space limited to first 30 people.
11th Annual Style & Grace: #BlackWomenMatter
The Intersection of Race and Gender
Sunday, February 21st @ 6pm-8pm
Varsity Hall I, Union South
Join the lovely ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for an evening full of art, speakers, and dinner. The focus of this year’s event will be the intersection of race and gender.
Steeping It Real
Tuesday, February 23rd @ 6pm
MSC Lounge, Red Gym
Participate in a dialogue on the upcoming documentary surrounding activism and its evolution in Madison, Forward: Anger Into Action. Guest facilitated by Director Sheba McCants, the film and discussion looks to highlight issues, individuals, and what community leaders are doing to create change.
Race Monologues: Identity in the Diaspora
Tuesday, February 23rd @ 7pm-9pm
The Studio Black Box, Sellery Hall
Directed by BHM committee members Ashley Thomas and Kiki Arthur, in collaboration with The Studio. The Race Monologues explore personal experiences of identity and race through oral performance and other contemporary mediums. Light refreshments provided.
#UWVoices Diversity Event
Wednesday, February 24th @ 4pm-6pm
This event looks to provide a space and forum to discuss what can be done to improve racial climate on campus. An update on what has been done to advance this issue since last year and follow-up opportunities to continue progress will be provided. Open to all Faculty, Students, & Staff.
Faculty of Color Reception
Thursday, February 25th @ 5pm-7pm
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center
An annual event to celebrate and network with newly-hired and promoted faculty of color. Open to all university faculty and staff.
Fly Never Fades Fashion Show: Black Fashion through the Times
Saturday, February 27th @ 6:30pm
Symphony Room, Gordon Commons
Join us as we celebrate one of the most influential aspect of our culture, fashion. Students will show how they perform different trends of boldness and extravagance through various eras in Black American History. Special performances by the Dairy Land Dancing Diamonds and ROOTZ.
Dancing through the Diaspora
Sunday, February 28th @ 6pm-8pm
Multipurpose Room, Student Activity Center
This physical celebration of music and rhythmic movement within the diaspora invites you to get active while enjoying the sounds of Blackness. From Hip-Hop to Soca to Traditional heavy drum beats, frisky energetic movement, high jumps, and rapid pulsations of the spine, UW Madison Alum Althea Miller will lead us on our journey.
Friday, February 26th @ 3:30pm
H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
Join Professor Chris Walker and friends in celebrating “Forward and Onward” in a traditional Black History Month celebration. Come prepared to participate in African-Caribbean dance, hip-hop, spoken word, poetry, drumming, chanting, singing and more.
AASAS Candlelight Vigil & Libation Ceremony
Monday, February 29th @ 6pm-7pm
Top of Bascom Hill
The closing ceremony of UW-Madison Black History Month honoring the past, reflecting on the present, and looking toward the future. Warm beverages and candles provided.
Black Student Union: Talk to Me Tuesday
Black Lives Matter Movement w/in the Black Community
Tuesday, March 1st @ 7pm-9pm
MSC Lounge, Red Gym
Come join WBSU and the Black History Month Planning Committee as we discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and how it is represented within the Black Community.
UBUNTU: Black Student Discussion & Support Group
Thursday, March 3rd @ 6pm-7:30pm
MSC Classroom, Red Gym
A student support group for self-identified Black students gently facilitated by Black staff, Ubuntu works to create and maintain a safe space on campus for healing and processing concerning the Black Badger Experience.