How to get involved in the Black Cultural Center (BCC) including events, history, staff, and resources.
The BCC 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. We exist 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.
Events and happenings
- February 2
- February 3Glo Black to the 90s: A Celebration of Black ArtsBlack History Month Planning Committee5:30 PM, Black Cultural Center, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)
- February 4
- February 4Black and Old Gold Sneaker Ball: Networking in the Arts Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha7:30 PM, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
- February 9
Black History Month
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Join the Black History Month Planning Committee
Serving on the Black History Month (BHM) Planning Committee, members will be able to:
Event Plan & Execute
- Critically think to strategically develop and enhance skills in order to plan, execute, and facilitate small- and large-scale programming
Collaborate & Network
- Work collaboratively with campus partners, student organizations, and the greater Madison community to put on history month programming and initiatives
Self-Reflect & Team Build
- Assess one’s own strengths and areas for growth while building community amongst peers on the planning committee
- Find solutions to difficult or complex situations
- Within your racial identity and other identity markers (e.g. class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nationality, disability, etc.)
- Expand one’s own capacity to be effective in leadership roles and processes via communication, decision making, critical/strategic thinking
- Strengthen leadership, event planning, and organizational skills
The Center for Afro-American and Race Relations was established within the College of Letters and Science in October 1968. The university closed the Center in 1973 despite student protests.
The Black Cultural Center opened its doors in 2017. The BCC continues the original center’s goal of supporting Black students and celebrating the contributions of Black culture to the Wisconsin Experience.
UW-Madison Black History Month event archive
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