Today is the beginning of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Black Student Union (BSU) Black History Month celebration. Their Black History Month Kickoff event is today in the University Union Booth. Throughout this month, the BSU has events planned to honor and celebrate Black history including a paint night, a soul food dinner, and a cookout that will have various activities including creating crafts and karaoke. Miriam Brabham, co-advisor of the BSU, supported the BSU E-board in the planning and executing these BHM events.
“We worked with the students to really see what their vision for Black History Month was,” said Brabham. “As employees of the university, we just tried to help with implementation of those ideas and their vision. We were just very thankful that the university has supported us, to enable us to have so much virtual communication. We’re able to host those meetings virtually and get a lot of business conducted virtually. So that we could do this in spite of people traveling, in spite of illness and all of that so we can maintain campus safety while planning a full month of events.”
There will also be many other events including a movie showing and discussion of Judas & the Black Messiah on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. Starz Barber & Beauty will be hosting free hair service on campus from February 7-28 offering one service per UW-Green Bay student while supplies last.