Kwanzaa Celebration

Photos: Kwanzaa Celebration, Dec. 7, 2019

UW-Green Bay’s Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomed the community for a celebration of Kujichagulia (self-determination) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Delivering the keynote address was Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of Kujichagulia, the principle of self-determination and the right of persons to speak for themselves and decide their own destiny. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

In addition to a dinner menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration featured a performance by the Appleton North Step Team.

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Kwanzaa Celebration 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2019: A celebration of self-determination

GREEN BAY, WIS. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomes the community to join together for a celebration of Kujichagulia (self-determination) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union on the Green Bay Campus, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Robyn Davis, president and CEO of Brown County United Way, Green Bay, a community impact organization that unites people, ideas, and resources to create community solutions that strengthen every person and every community in Brown County.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of Kujichagulia, the principle of self-determination and the right of persons to speak for themselves and decide their own destiny. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

In addition to a dinner menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature a unique performance by the Appleton North Step Team. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources and information for attendees to view.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Bao Sengkhammee, multicultural advisor in the MESA office, at 920-465-2022 or at sengkhab@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT MESA: The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multiethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

ABOUT BLACK STUDENT UNION: The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

ABOUT UW-GREEN BAY STUDENT LIFE: UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.

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Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa celebration, Dec. 7, 2019 in Phoenix Rooms

UW-Green Bay Multi Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Black Student Union and Office of Student Life are extending a welcome to everyone to attend the Kwanzaa celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. This is a free family event. There will be entertainment by Appleton North Step team, food and keynote speaker Robyn Davis from Brown County United Way. If you have any questions, please contact multicultural advisor Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Save the date: Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 7

Please save the date for this year’s Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. This is a free, family friendly event; all are welcome! Entertainment and food will be included. The event is hosted by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Black Student Union (BSU) and the Office of Student Life (OSL). If you have any questions, please contact Bao Sengkhammee at sengkhab@uwgb.edu.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Photos: Kwanzaa Celebration

UW-Green Bay celebrated Kwanzaa — an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage — with the greater community on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. This year, the theme was unity. Enjoy the photos.

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Kwanzaa 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Reminder: UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa Celebration this Saturday (Dec. 8)

Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU), this free and public event will provide free food and entertainment for all. The guest keynote speaker is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D, who will share his story of unity. Learn more.

UW-Green Bay to host Kwanzaa 2018: A Celebration of Unity, Dec. 8

GREEN BAY – In a time of fraction and discord, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Diversity Task Force, Office of Student Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) welcome the community to join together for a celebration of umoja (unity) at UW–Green Bay’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration! This year’s event will be held in the University Union Phoenix Rooms on Dec. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free food and entertainment for all.

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African and African-American culture and identity, based on the seven principles of African heritage. This year, we celebrate the principle of umoja, an attempt to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community and nation. All are welcome to attend regardless of background, faith or culture, as we celebrate the commonalities and values that bring us together rather than the differences that drive us apart.

Delivering the keynote address this year is Eddie Moore, Jr. Ph.D. Moore is the founder of America & MOORE, an organization that provides comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for schools, businesses and other organizations around the world. He has presented at national and international conferences on issues of diversity, youth, community, cultural competency and more.

In addition to a lunch menu celebrating African and African-American heritage and cuisine, the Kwanzaa celebration will also feature unique performances ranging from spoken word poetry to dance to singing. Local vendors and non-profit organizations will also be on hand with additional resources, information, and unique products and opportunities for giving.

For more information about the Kwanzaa event or for media inquiries, please contact Rosa Serrano, multicultural advisor in the MESA office at 920-465-2522 or at serranor@uwgb.edu. For more on MESA or the BSU, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Mesa:

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth and development of multi-ethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning, promote respect and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity. MESA supports the academic mission of UW-Green Bay and contributes to the development of a campus community dedicated to diversity of thought and experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/.

About Black Student Union:

The Black Student Union (BSU) at UW-Green Bay celebrates and supports the Black experience through academic and social support, developing cultural awareness, and discussing both historical and contemporary achievements and challenges throughout Black history. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/mesa/student-orgs/black-student-union/.

About Student Life:

UW-Green Bay Student Life is dedicated to promoting student engagement and involvement through programming and the support of on-campus student organizations that empower students to create a unique extracurricular experience. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/.

About Diversity Task Force:

The Diversity Task Force is a campus committee dedicated to educating and informing the UW-Green Bay campus community about diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives on campus through programming, providing resources, and collaborating with campus departments, student organizations, and community partners. More information is available at https://www.uwgb.edu/diversity-task-force/.

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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.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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