Capacity crowd for Soul Food Dinner


Justin Mallet, UW-Green Bay’s director of diversity, says he just might have to expand the capacity of next year’s campus Soul Food Dinner to 325. That’s because this year’s event, on Saturday, hosted by the Black Student Union and the American Intercultural Center, was full up at 250 attendees. Mallett was an on-set guest of WFRV TV-5 on Friday night to promote the Black History Month event. To see that short interview.

Get your tickets: Soul Food Dinner is Feb. 7

Here’s a friendly reminder that UW-Green Bay’s annual Soul Food Dinner is just around the corner. Sponsored by the Black Student Union and the American Intercultural Center, the Saturday, Feb. 7 event promises a scrumptious selection of Deep South eats along with great entertainment from renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore. “The Soul Food Dinner is a time when we can all come together and share in the festivities of great food and camaraderie from all,” said Diversity Director Justin Mallett. “A joyous occasion enjoyed by everyone, the Soul Food Dinner also will serve as the kick-off event to Black History Month at UW-Green Bay.” Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event, with the program set to start at 5:30.

UW-Green Bay presents annual Soul Food Dinner Feb. 7

The UW-Green Bay Black Student Union, along with the University’s American Intercultural Center, will host their annual Soul Food Dinner Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30.

The evening’s program will feature nationally renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore, along with other speakers and entertainers to help celebrate the festive event. Dinner menu items include fried chicken, catfish, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread dressing and peach cobbler. The dishes have a true southern flavor and come from the Deep South kitchen of UW-Green Bay Diversity Director Justin Mallett’s family.

“The Soul Food Dinner is a time when we can all come together and share in the festivities of great food and camaraderie from all,” Mallett said. “A joyous occasion enjoyed by everyone, the Soul Food Dinner also will serve as the kick-off event to Black History Month at UW-Green Bay.”

Tickets for the Soul Food Dinner are $3 for students and children under age 12, and $6 for non-students. They can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the University Union, or by calling (920) 465-2400.

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Bring your appetite: Soul Food Dinner is Feb. 7

The Black Student Union, along with the American Intercultural Center, would like to invite everyone to their annual Soul Food Dinner Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program will start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and children 12 and under and $6 for non-students. The program will feature nationally renowned slam poet Dana Gilmore along with other speakers and entertainers to help celebrate this festive event. Dinner menu items include fried chicken, catfish, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, cornbread dressing and peach cobbler. These items have a true southern flavor and come from the Deep South kitchen of Diversity Director Justin Mallett’s family! Tickets will go on sale at the University Ticketing and Information Center Friday (Jan. 23), or you can contact Mallett at mallettj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2720 and pre-order tickets. If you pre-order, Mallett will personally drop them off to you. Hope to see you there!

Black Student Union selling tickets for Feb. 17 Soul Food Dinner

Members of the Black Student Union at UW-Green Bay have been working hard to rebuild the traditions of the student organization. This year they have collaborated with different student organizations, academic units and offices to create an inclusive Black History month calendar. One of the highlights will be the Soul Food Dinner, which is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Mauthe Center. The BSU is promising fun, fellowship and a buffet style dinner catered by Art and Soul Café. The event ties in with the campus common theme of “Celebrating Difference, Creating Community.” Tickets — $5 for students and $10 for all others — can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center in the Union or at Art and Soul Café, 1425 Main St.