Tim Wise recently visited UNI where he spoke about the problems associated with systematic racism facing our world today. We often join in discussion about what changes need to occur but rarely plans are put in place to move forward from the discussion. The question always becomes, what can WE do? Join a discussion regarding Tim Wise’s speech, issues that students and staff are facing and the impact we can make at UNI and beyond. The discussion is co-sponsored by the UNI MSW Student Association and Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism.
The Black in Style Fashion Extravaganze begins with a paparazzi pre-show in the GBPAC lobby featuring photo opportunities, interviews and performances on the red carpet. The fashion show begins at 8 p.m. The show is free for UNI students, faculty and staff; $10.50 for the general public. VIP tickets are $10.50 for students and $20.50 for the public. VIP tickets include preferred seating in the GBPAC, a back stage experience to meet and
greet the designers and host Fonzworth Bentley.
Step Afrika! is a professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. One of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States, Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles, African traditional dances and many other forms of dance into one amazing performance.
Check out the Step Afrika! website here!
Guest speaker Lindsay King will share her story of teen pregnancy and the difficult choice of adoption for her child. Educational session on adoption to follow.
UNI BSU will be hosting a soul food dinner at the Wesley Foundation Center. The menu is fried chicken, bbq beef or pork ribs, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, hot water cornbread, jiffys cornbread, red beans and rice, black eyed peas, peach cobbler, and sweet tea.
First come first serve until supplies last!
The Good Life will be hosting their February gathering in the Maucker Union Ballroom for a night of worship, teaching, and community! All are welcome to attend to find out more about The Good Life!
UNI's Advocates for Alzheimer's will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to celebrate QUASH and to continue raising funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Brunch will also include fruit, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Tickets for brunch will be $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Students and members of the community are invited.
Each classroom will display a reenactment of modern oppression of African-Americans such as racial profiling and display of people of color in the media.
90's skate is the first event to kick off Black History Month. Skate to your favorite 90's to present music while wearing 90's inspired clothing. Glow sticks will be provided but participants may bring their own glow in the dark gear. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed in 90's clothing and the best skater.