Black Cultural Center (BCC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serves Black students (including African-American, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African Diaspora) by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.
The BCC welcomes all students and centers the voices, experiences, and dynamic lives of Black undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Black Cultural Center exists to acknowledge the specific and particular realities of Black communities at UW-Madison, while also connecting communities to the larger Wisconsin Experience and fostering a sense of belonging.
Upcoming BCC Events
Black Cultural Center History
Black Cultural Center Advisory Board
The advisory board is a collective that provides advice and support for the longevity of the BCC and its’ constituents. The advisory board shall hear concerns, provide input on the mission, strategic planning, programmatic efforts, and overall trajectory of the BCC.
General responsibilities of board members:
- Serve as ambassadors of the BCC to stakeholders across and beyond the UW community
- Offer feedback on the general management of the BCC
- Provide strategic advice on successfully meeting the needs of Black and African-American communities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Inaugural Black Cultural Center Advisory Board convened on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12pm. Students serve one year terms on the board, and faculty and staff serve two year terms.
Current Board Members
Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Egal Warsame Walter Parrish
Nia Scott Alesia Alexander
Marquise Mays Michael Davis
Kynala Phillips Jacqueline Forbes
Eneale Pickett Kevin Hicks
Staff & Faculty
Gabe Javier Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD
Karla Foster Thulani Davis, PhD
Christopher Barnes Chris Walker, MFA
The Black Voice
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Named 2016’s Digital Collegiate Special Project of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, The Black Voice is an online, safe space for the African diasporic students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliated communities.