UW-Green Bay Kwanzaa featured on Fox 11

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay hosted a Kwanzaa celebration Saturday, Dec. 9. The community and students were invited to learn about the cultural holiday while enjoying festive music and dance. Fox 11 was there. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

Reminder: Kwanzaa celebration is this Saturday

Join organizers for the Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival emphasizing community and cultural pride. Enjoy music, dancing and food and learning about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. This year’s celebration focuses on Imani principle, which is faith. The guest keynote speaker is Ajamou Butler from Milwaukee, Wis. who will share his story of faith and Heal the Hood MKE. In addition, music and dancing will be from Nefertari Dance Company. This dynamic group involves community participants from age 3 to 18. This is a free, public event and light lunch and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

UW-Green Bay hosts community Kwanzaa event, Saturday, Dec. 9

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host a Kwanzaa Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

Students, staff, faculty and community are invited to learn about the cultural holiday while enjoying festive music and dancing from the Nefertari Dance Company, a dynamic group involving community participants from age 3 to 18.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Ajamou Butler from Milwaukee, Wis., who will share his story of faith and Heal the Hood MKE, an organization that aims to bring peace throughout the city of Milwaukee.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival emphasizing community and cultural pride. Attendees can learn about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols while enjoying the many other things the event has to offer. This year’s highlighted Kwanzaa principle, or theme, is Imani, which means faith.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union, American Intercultural Center, Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs and Campus Climate and the Diversity Taskforce, the event is free and open to the public. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

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More on the Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 9

Join organizers for the Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration based on the tradition of the African harvest festival emphasizing community and cultural pride. Enjoy music, dancing and food and learning about the holiday’s origins, rites and symbols. This year’s celebration focuses on Imani principle, which is faith. The guest keynote speaker is Ajamou Butler from Milwaukee, Wis. who will share his story of faith and Heal the Hood MKE. In addition, music and dancing will be from Nefertari Dance Company. This dynamic group involves community participants from age 3 to 18. This is a free, public event and light lunch and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the American Intercultural Center, Black Student Union, Office of Student Life and Diversity Task Force.

AIC and Counseling and Health fall series program: Relationship Matters

Faculty and staff members are asked to encourage the attendance of UW-Green Bay students  for the presentation, “Relationship Matters!” an AIC and Counseling and Health fall series program. It takes place in the American Intercultural Center of the Union, room 112C on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Students that attend will learn about how to keep different relationships healthy through communication skills, boundary setting and conflict management. Snacks will be provided. The presentation is hosted by the American Intercultural Center and Counseling and Health Center. Any questions can be directed to Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2022.

Reminder: Diversity Task Force fundraiser to support Puerto Rico

A reminder that the UW-Green Bay Diversity Task Force is asking for help in raising funds for the people of Puerto Rico. The goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the week. Donations are being collected at various campus offices and booths (including the Office of International Education, Student Life, Dean of Students and American Intercultural Center). There is also an online donation option. Additionally, various members of the campus community have pledged to do “challenges” at different amounts of funds raised. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force, visit our Facebook event page, or email diversitytaskforce@uwgb.edu.

Reminder: Call for publication in Human Mosaic brochure

The American Intercultural Center is seeking diversity event submissions for the Fall 2017 Human Mosaic brochure. The Human Mosaic is traditionally distributed to UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty at the beginning of the semester. Please complete an online submission for each event. The submission deadline  is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2017.