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
- September 28
Black History Month
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Join the Black Cultural Center Heritage Month Planning Committee
Serving on the Heritage Month 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 heritage 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 Black Cultural Center began in 1968. While changes have happened since that date, the BCC today continues to celebrate the contributions of Black culture to the Wisconsin Experience.
UW-Madison Black History Month event archive
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