GREEN BAY (WLUK) — From cake making to writing workshops, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting a series of Black History Month events this February. And Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, Black Student Union president, is one of the students making it happen. As for what she wants for her peers, “Something to take away,” said Beauchamp-Pope. “Whether it’s knowing more about Black History, knowing more about themselves, or just like developing somehow.”
“It’s about helping to amplify Black voices, and celebrate what is Black culture and what they have to offer and the history of everything they’ve been through,” added Soundarya Ritzman, another student leader on campus. She hopes education through the month-long series of events has a lasting impact on not just students but the community. “I am going through the history of race and class in our country by giving the history of cake,” Dasha Kelly Hamilton said before Thursday night’s performance. The public speaker wears many hats. “Educator, facilitator poet,” she listed. All aimed at having open conversations about racism.