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Black History Month 2024

Black History Month Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 1 - Friday, March 1

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.

Women giving a speech

Week 1

Date & TimeActivityLocationAdmission
Thursday, Feb. 1
11 am - 2 pm
Black History Month Kickoff Booth
Stop by to kick off Black History Month! Learn what the month has coming up and more!
Co-sponsors: Student Engagement Center, Multicultural Resource Center, Black Student Union
University Union, near Common Grounds CoffeehouseFree and open to the public

Week 2

Date & TimeActivityLocationAdmission
Feb. 8
10 am - 4 pm
Mobile Black History Museum
Join us in the Phoenix Rooms and explore the mobile Black Histroy Month museum. Learn about the history and explore the different items provided!
Co-sponsors: Student Engagement Center
University Union, Phoenix RoomsFree and open to UW-Green Bay students and the public.

Week 3

Date & TimeActivityLocationAdmission
Wednesday, Feb. 14
11 am - 2 pm
Fredrick Douglass' Day
Join us in the transcribing of Frederick Douglass Papers: General Correspondence, 1841 – 1912. Students will get to read the words of Douglass and others who fought against slavery, participated in the Civil War, and argued for human rights – including Black equality, political participation, and women’s rights (among many other things!). 
Co-sponsors: Student Engagement, UW-Green Bay Libraries
Cofrin Library, 
CL 304
Free and open to UW-Green Bay students
Wednesday, Feb. 14
6 pm
BHM Celebration Night - 
Men's Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky
Join in supporting our Men's basketball team as they take on Northern Kentucky.
Resch Center Free and open to UW-Green Bay students
Feb. 15
7-8:30 pm
BHM Trivia
Test your knowledge in different topics about Black History Month! Win prizes and enjoy a sweet treat!
University Union, 
Phoenix Club
Free and open to UW-Green Bay students
Feb. 16
8 - 11 pm
Masquerade Ball
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Masquerade Ball! At this dance, you are welcome to dress up as we feature New Orleans culture and cuisine.
Co-sponsors: Student Engagement Center and Good Times Programming
University Union, 
Phoenix Rooms
Free and open to UW-Green Bay students

Week 4

Date & TimeActivityLocationAdmission
Feb. 22
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Krash the Kress: Women's Basketball Game vs. Oakland 
Join in supporting our Men’s basketball team as they take on Oakland at Krash the Kress. Tickets for students are free and the tip-off is at 7:00pm.
Co-sponsors: Student Engagement Center
Kress Events CenterFree for students and open to the public
Feb. 23
8 - 11 pm
GB Nites
Join us in the ultimate social gathering where the Union is filled with events to partake in where everything is Free.

Paint & Congregate 
Starting at 8 PM during GB Nites, pick your own paint kit (while supplies last) to complete a paint-by-number canvas of a historical figure. Options include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Shirley Chisolm, Maya Angelo, and Langston Hughes.
Co-sponsors: Good Times Programming, Student Engagement Center
University Union, Phoenix Rooms
Free and open to UW-Green Bay students

Week 5

Date & TimeActivityLocationAdmission
Feb. 28
5 - 6 pm
BHM Book Club
Join us in a discussion of the book: How We Fight For Our Lives – A Memoir by: Saeed Jones. This is an award-winning book is on the intersectional topics of lived experiences as both an LGBTQIA2S+ and POC. 
Sign-up here for the book from January 22-26, 2024. There are a limited number of FREE copies of the book available for UWGB students, staff and faculty. 
University Union, 1965 Room and Microsoft TeamsPride Center and Multicultural Resource Center
Feb. 29
5 - 7 pm
Soul Food Dinner
We invite you to the annual Soul Food Dinner! This year will feature a keynote speaker along with Beautiful Strength.
Co-sponsors: Black Student Union, Student Engagement Center, Good Times Programming 
University Union, Phoenix RoomsFree for students and open to the public
Accessibility Accommodations

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