Many opportunities to celebrate Black History Month

UW-Madison is celebrating Black History Month throughout February, with a variety of events hosted by UW-Madison African American Student Services, the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center (MSC) and other groups.

For a full calendar of events for Black History Month, visit this Facebook event page or download this high-resolution poster. Follow UW-Madison African American Student Services (AASAS) on twitter for updates:

Here are some highlights:

Marc Lamont Hill will give the UW-Madison Black History Month keynote talk on “Building community in an hour of chaos: Progress in the age of Obama” on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gordon Common’s Symphony Room. More information is available on the event Facebook page. Or download this high-resolution poster.

On Feb. 10, MSC will host “Be Wellness: Survival and Self-Care for Students of Color.” This event is the first in a series of wellness events that make up the MSC’s Be Wellness Initiative. Please download this flyer for details and contact Alice Traore with questions (

There will also be a symposium on race and politics in higher education on March 12-13. Event details and registration can be found here: