Mai Lo Lee quoted in piece on Black History Month for Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club | Fox 11

On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, the Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated Black History Month. UW-Green Bay MESA Director Mai Lo Lee is quoted in the article, stating how important it is to give children a physical space to allow them to celebrate their identity. More via Greater Green Bay Boys and Girls Club observes Black History Month | Fox 11.

“Black in the Bay” Event Set for Tuesday | Fox Valley 365

Black and African American students and professionals, along with allies and advocates, are invited to gather for a networking and community-building event on the UW-Green Bay campus on Tuesday. The first-ever Black in the Bay event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room in the University Union Building, 2430 Campus Court, Green Bay. Source: “Black in the Bay” Event Set for Tuesday | Fox Valley 365

Reminder: Upcoming Black History Month events

UW-Green Bay has a few more Black History Month events coming up, including:

  • WI Pre-Law Diversity Day: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School.
  • Milwaukee 53206 Film: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Christie Theatre. Watch Milwaukee 53206, which chronicles the lives of those living in the zip code with the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in America – up to 62%.
  • BlacKkKlansman, Film Screening and Discussion: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 in the Christie Theatre,  with film beginning at 4 p.m. and discussion taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Based on actual events in the midst of the 1970s Civil Rights Movement, the film depicts an African American police officer who infiltrates a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinces his Jewish colleague to go undercover as a white supremacist.

Learn more about all of these events.

‘Milwaukee 53206’ screenings to take place at UW-Green Bay and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay and Sheboygan Campuses) will both be holding separate screenings for the film “Milwaukee 53206.”

UW-Green Bay will be showing a screening of the film as part of its slate of events for Black History Month. Presented by UW-Green Bay’s Social Justice Club, the screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, with discussion to follow. Light refreshments will be served. The screening at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the University Theatre with discussion to follow. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

“Milwaukee 53206” chronicles the lives of those residing within the zip code with the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in the nation. Through personal stories of three residents living in the 53206 zip code, this film examines how people live with the daily effects of mass incarceration. Learn more about the documentary.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay celebrates Black History Month beginning this week

GREEN BAY, Wis — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be celebrating Black History Month with a full schedule of activities including a Soul Food Luncheon, Saturday, Feb. 2. Some of the other events are highlighted, below. For more, see www.uwgb.edu/bhm.

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay’s 2019 Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off Event will be taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon will give an interactive performance. Additionally, those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Eric Arneson, meet and network with multicultural college students, staff and faculty and local Green Bay community leaders. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. No RVSP is needed.

Black History Month activities will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 with the annual UW-Green Bay Black Student Union Soul Food Luncheon, which will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The event will educate and celebrate Black Womyn’s influence, leadership and contributions to history and feature Robyn Oguinye, news reporter, anchor and producer of WFRV TV Local 5 (Wearegreenbay.com) news.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, the Study Abroad Fair will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms and provide an opportunity to learn more about studying at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. The 4thAnnual Diversity Discovery Free Day will be on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI from noon to 5 p.m. This free, family-oriented event is designed to increase awareness and understanding of diversity. Also offered on Sunday, Feb. 10 is the opportunity to explore Green Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by taking the Legendary Tour of Lambeau and visiting the Neville Museum for a guided tour of the exhibit “Delay of Game: Experience of African American Football Players in Titletown.”

The Inclusivity & Equity: Certificate Program will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the World Unity B Room located in the University Union.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 will be WI Pre-Law Day, in which students are invited to attend the 7thAnnual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School. This will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A screening of the film Milwaukee 53206 will be held in the Christie Theatre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A screening and discussion on the film BlacKkKlansman will take place in the Christie Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The film will be shown starting at 4 p.m. and the discussion will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Black History Month

Black History Month Poster
Black History Month Poster (pdf)

UW-Green Bay will launch Black History Month with a Celebration Kick-off Event, Monday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Expect an interactive performance by nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer and motivational speaker Kwabena Antoine Nixon.

Saturday, February 2
Soul Food Celebration: Celebration of the Black Womyn
Noon – 3 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Monday, February 4
Black History Month: Kick-Off Event
4 – 5:30 p.m. | 1965 Room

Thursday, February 7
Study Abroad Fair: HBCU Opportunities
10 a.m. – 2p.m. | 4 – 6 p.m. | Phoenix Room

Sunday, February 10
4th Annual Diversity Discovery Free Day
Noon – 5 p.m. | Building for Kids Children’s Museum (Appleton, WI)

Sunday, February 10
Explore GB: 19 to 19: 100 Years of Packers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Depart from UTIC
$10 – UWGB Students and $20 – non-UWGB Students.
Sign up at the UTIC.

Friday, February 15
Inclusivity & Equity:
Certificate Program (Foundations 1)
10Am-Noon | World Unity B
Certificate Program (Foundations 2)
1 – 3 p.m. | World Unity B
RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at christis@uwgb.edu.

Friday, February 22
WI Pre-Law Diversity Day
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Depart from UTIC

Tuesday, February 26
Milwaukee 53206 Film
4 – 7 p.m. | Christie Theater

Wednesday, February 27
BlacKkKlansman Film Screening & Discussion
4 p.m. – Film | 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion | Christie Theatre

See poster for details.

Black History Month Upcoming Activities

The celebration of Black History Month continues with several upcoming activities:
-At 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2017, Joy Ike will be performing in Common Grounds. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the Philadelphia-based independent artist’s percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.
-At 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 2017, Kid Ace will perform in Phoenix Room B. The New York City magician and illusionist has been astounding audiences for more than a decade on live and national TV.
-Inclusive Excellence: All Campus Roundtable on Student Success & Campus Climate will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, 2017 in Phoenix Room A/B. Voice your opinion about what matters to you and help UW-Green Bay to be inclusive of students and employees in our diverse community. Refreshments will be provided.

Black History Month event: Stella by Starlight

Stop by the American Intercultural Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 to sign up for a reading and discussion of the book Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. on March 21. Though the book is intended for young readers, the subject matter is well-told historical fiction about a segregated southern town and a young girl’s bravery. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last. This event is one of many Black History Month events on campus.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Saturday, Jan. 14

The 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration is Saturday, Jan. 14 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. UW-Green Bay is a sponsor. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a community lunch. Event details are available here. E-mail Jolanda Sallmann (sallmanj@uwgb.edu) or call 920-465-2029 with any questions.