Skip to main content

BLACK HISTORY
MONTH

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Black History Month at UW-Green Bay is coordinated by campus stakeholders who plan a variety of programs throughout February in order to recognize and celebrate the history, culture and contributions of people of African descent in the United States.
Panadanza dancers sitting in multi-colored skirts with a city skyline in the background.

Week 1

Black History Month Kickoff

Tuesday, February 1
All Day
University Union Booth

Join BSU members in kicking off Black History Month. Learn what the month has instore for campus, grab some candy, and pick up your free pass for BHM trivia.

Moving Showing & Discussion: Judas & the Black Messiah

Thursday, February 3
6 p.m.
Christie Theatre

To welcome students back to campus, we will be showing 'Judas & The Black Messiah' in the Christie Theatre. Afterwards, there will be a discussion based on the movie's themes & messages.

Week 2

Free Cuts

February 7-28
Starz Barber & Beauty

You could receive a free hair service at the on-campus Starz Barber & Beauty! One per UWGB student while supplies last.

UPDATE: All vouchers have been claimed.

Men's Basketball Game - Green Bay vs. Wright State

Wednesday, February 9
7 p.m.
Resch Center

Join the BSU to cheer on our Men's basketball team, where there will be Black History programming at halftime and a 50/50 raffle! Free bus rides are available to students between campus & the Resch Center and all student tickets are free!

Makin' Cake with Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Thursday, February 10
2 p.m: Writing Workshop
6 p.m: Makin' Cake Performance & Reception

With the aide of two bakers on stage, Dasha Kelly Hamilton explores the story of race and class America through a journey through a history of cake.

Week 3

Wisconsin Herd Basketball Game

Tuesday, February 15
7 p.m.
The Oshkosh Arena, Oshkosh WI

Pick up your $5 ticket to the Wisconsin Herd game and celebrate BHM! Transporation provided and leaves at 4:30 PM from Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Circle. Purchase your ticket at the University Ticketing & Information Center.

Paint & Congregate

Wednesday, February 16
5:30-7 p.m.
Phoenix Club

Celebrate Black History Month by choosing from one of six canvas portraits to paint yourself. Choose from Martin Luther King, Jr., Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Lena Horne. While supplies last!

Cotillion

Saturday, February 19
7-10 p.m.
Weidner Center

A coming of age presentation to society dance and celeration of accomplishments and black excellence on campus.

Week 4

Soul Food Dinner

Thursday, February 24
5-7 p.m.
Phoenix Rooms
Register Here

BSU invites you to the annual Soul Food Dinner. Dr. Preston Cherry will be the keynote speaker. Advanced registration is required.

GB Nites Cookout

Friday, February 25
8-11 p.m.
Phoenix Rooms

Enjoy a special night as UWGB Nites hosts a cookout along with a variety of activities, crafts, and karaoke.

Black History Month Trivia

Monday, February 28
6 p.m.
Phoenix Club

Win prizes and test your knowlegde at the Jeopardy style BHM trivia! Bring your free pass from the BHM Kickoff tabling event.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact the Student Engagement Center at 920-465-2720