Black History Month events begin Thursday, Feb. 1

The month of February is recognized nationally as Black History Month, and the UW–Madison campus will have events scheduled most days through the end of February. Please take the time to review activities, and attend to support students, faculty and staff who have taken the time to plan these events, and to gain understanding of why this month is important to so many people.

Some events include:

  • Trap Fitness, Tuesday, Feb. 6, at CycFitness, 333 East Campus Mall, 6:15 p.m. to midnight. Stop by for a lit cycling class as a way to reclaim Blackness through self-care.
  • In Conversation with Lena Waithe, Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Union South, 7 to 9 p.m. Emmy Award winning screenwriter, producer, and actress, Lena Waithe, is a WUD Distinguished Lecturer and the 2018 Black History Month Keynote. Expertly tapping into emerging cultural sensibilities with a sharp wit, speaking to myriad experiences from her unique perspective and challenging audiences to think outside of conventional norms, Waithe, will touch on her own acts of resistance and resilience as a Black Queer Womyn Creative in the industry.
  • Reclaiming the Media: Marvel’s Black Panther, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 to 10 p.m., Marcus Palace Theater, Sun Prairie. Join the BHMPC in celebrating the reclamation of Blackness in the media and visual culture at a FREE Opening Night screening of Marvel’s Black Panther, with a brief discussion to follow. Free Shuttle Bus, Soda, and Popcorn provided! Free Shuttle pick-up at Red Gym at 5:45 p.m.

A full calendar of events can be found at

All events are free of charge and open to everyone!