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Marquette University To Feature New Unique Programs To Engage Community For Black History Month

Programing for Black History Month is coordinated through the Center for Engagement and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

By - Jan 31st, 2023 11:39 am

Marquette University’s first Black-Brown Get Down and a tasting event that highlights African American contributions to American cuisine are among the events being organized to celebrate Black History Month.

Programming for Black History Month is coordinated through the Center for Engagement and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. A complete list of Black History Month events, conversations, wellness events and movie screenings is available online.

The inaugural Black-Brown Get Down, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning a monthly student-led gathering designed to build community, cultivate cultural awareness, and foster solidarity among students across racial and ethnic boundaries. Sessions will explore the challenges and joys of being a student of color and the ways we are all connected, in addition to featuring food from local Black- and brown-owned businesses. The program is designed with students of color in mind but is open to all students to participate.

This first meeting will feature a conversation facilitated by student leaders based on the 2018 student-created documentary, “I, Too, Am Marquette.” The discussion will focus on topics such as finding a sense of belonging at Marquette, navigating identities, the challenges of campus climate, and moving forward in a spirit of connection and collaboration across cultural boundaries.

Derek Mosley, director of Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, will host a “For the Soul: A Narrated Food Tasting and Conversation” on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Turning Tables Tavern and Eatery in historic Turner Hall. Through a partnership between the Lubar Center, American Black Holocaust Museum, Black Lens and Milwaukee Film, the event with explore the rich history of African American food culture in American cuisine. Food for the event will be prepared by local chefs.

Holly Burgess, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, will give an invited lecture, “The History of Hip-Hop,” on Monday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at Graham Public Library in Union Grove. Her talk will be about the history of hip-hop music (and culture) and its role in political activism from The Black Power Movement to the present day. The event is open to teens and adults and no registration is needed.

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