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6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UWEC Schofield Auditorium

Tuesday, February 7 | 5:00-7:00p

The MLK celebration will include a keynote speech, a panel comprised of Black faculty members, and the presentation of the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Leadership Award!


The Black Experience (Black Student Alliance)

UWEC Davies Center Dakota Ballroom

Saturday, February 11 | 11:00a-3:00p

Stop by the Dakota Ballroom on Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. to join UWEC’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) at The Black Experience.

BSA hopes to uplift Black students at UWEC and give our community the experience of Black excellence. In its second year, the event brings unique vendors, cultural expression, and food together to provide the UWEC community a unique experience of Black identity. We can’t wait to see you there!

The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today: Jelani Cobb


UWEC Schofield Auditorium

Wednesday, February 22 | 7:30-8:30p

Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker, writing on race, history, justice, politics, and democracy, as well as Columbia University’s Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism and Dean of Columbia Journalism School. He recently co-edited The Matter of Black Lives, a collection of The New Yorker’s most ground-breaking writing on Black history and culture in America, featuring the work of legendary writers like James Baldwin and Toni Morrison.

Black History Month Gala


The Lismore

Friday, February 24 | 5:00-11:00p

In collaboration with Power of Perception, we will be hosting a Black History Month Gala (Theme: "To be young, gifted, and Black"). Proceeds from this event will create a Chippewa Valley Black Excellence Scholarship and ensure the longevity of this celebration for years to come. Our goal for this event is to raise $2,000 for our scholarship!

This event includes cocktail hour/dinner, speakers/performances, a silent auction, and dancing!

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Black Power Hour


Tuesday, February 28 | 11:30a-1:00p

This causal meetup is for Black entrepreneurs, professionals, community members, students, and allies to meet, connect, and build relationships.

Black Essence


UWEC Davies Center Ojibwe Ballroom

Tuesday, February 28 | 5:00-9:00p

Black Essence is an immersive event experience hosted by Multicultural Student Services.

The event will center on Black creative expression and challenge the Eau Claire community’s understanding of Black culture, Black history, Black gender expression, and more. We’ll welcome spoken word artists Diamond Forde and Nabila Lovelace and conclude the night with a closing concert from the Chippewa Valley’s best cover band, Uncommon Denominator! With collaborators across campus and throughout the UW community, this collective effort promises to be bold, loud, and Black.

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