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The Intercultural Student Center, along with our black student organizations decided to collaborate on a calendar of events for the WKU campus community. Our goal is to make Black History Month, more than just a month! In the past, we have hosted events during Black History and a calendar, but never to this magnitude. A series of social, mental health, and academic programming dedicated to the black community will help to enhance this goal. Several of our African-American students have expressed that the WKU campus climate is not what they wish that it was. This will be a good first step to a community that supports all of our students. All of our organizations have collaborated on at least 20 events during a 6-week span. Several of our events will bring in people from not only the local community, but also the national community. President Caiboni reflects on the importance of campus and community collaboration, this Black History month will give us the chance to do so. We are committed to highlighting that Our Black Is.. powerful, unique, strong, timeless, and connected!

If you would like to register for the African-American Male Networking Luncheon, please sign up using this link: REGISTER HERE

 

Black History Opening program
January 30, 2020 

January 30, 2020 | DSU 3023 | 5:00-6:30 PM

Keynote Speakers Bremonte Carpenter and Dr. Andrew Rosa 

 

Black​ ​History​ ​Month​ ​2020​ ​will​ ​kick-off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​significance​ ​of​ ​Black​ ​History​ ​Month nationwide​ ​and​ ​its​​ ever-present​ ​importance​ ​at​ ​Western Kentucky University. ​This​ ​year’s​ ​opening​ ​ceremony will​ ​feature​ ​performances ​ ​from​​ KAOIS Dance Team, Major Redz, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. There will be a keynote address. In​ ​addition, ​ ​the ​​Lift​ ​Every​ ​Voice​ ​Award​ ​will​ ​be​ ​presented​ ​to​ ​an​ ​individual, ​​group,  or​ ​entity that​ ​has​ ​contributed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​betterment​ ​of​ ​human​​relationships​ ​on​ ​our​ ​campus,​ ​with​ ​particular​ ​emphasis​ ​in the​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​diversity,​ ​multiculturalism​ ​and​ ​inclusion.

 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, Black Student Alliance, and the Black History Month Planning Committee)

Black History Keynote
February 5, 2020

February 5, 2020 | 6:00pm | Van Meter Auditorium

Le’Andria Johnson 

 

The Black History Month Keynote Address is open to the public. Students are free and the community will pay $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets for this event are required and will be available January 27 at the Intercultural Student Engagement Center. Meet and Greet at 5:30pm

 

Sponsors: Intercultural Student Engagement Center, the Black History Month Planning Committee, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Society of African-American Alumni

Black History Baba Musa and Nature's Drummers
February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm | Bowling Green Junior High School

Students will receive a historical and educational presentation on the importance of African dance culture. 

 

Sponsors: Intercultural Student Engagement Center; Bowling Green Middle School

 

 

Basketball Game
February 8, 2020

February 8, 2020 |6:30 pm | Diddle Arena 

All minority student organizations will be recognized during halftime at the basketball game. All WKU students get in FREE with valid WKU Student ID. Single game sales can be purchased for $15 in advance. 

 

Sponsors: Intercultural Student Engagement Center; WKU Athletics

Black to Service
February 10 - 14, 2020

February 10 - 14, 2020 | Bowling Green Junior High School 

Students will have the opportunity to express themselves by creating murals and bulleting boards based on the show, “This is Us”

 

Sponsors: Intercultural Student Engagement Center; Bowling Green Junior High School

Black History Month Unity Pep Rally
February 21, 2020 

February 21, 2020 | 1:30pm | Bowling Green Junior High School

Students will have the opportunity to express their blackness! There will be performances by the WKU NPHC, KAOIS Dance Team, Major Redz Dance Team, and the WKU Forensics. 

 

Sponsors: Intercultural Student Engagement Center; Bowling Green Junior High School

 

Ida Be Wells a Passion for justice
February 27, 2020 

February 27, 2020 | 4:00pm | Cherry Hall 125 

Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist, and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. 

 

Sponsors: Gender & Women’s Studies; Department of History

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