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WCSU celebrates Black History Month with activities, lecture, film, food

DANBURY, Connecticut — Western Connecticut State University will celebrate Black History Month in February with several activities hosted by student clubs and other organizations that represent Black culture. The events that take place on campus will be open only to students due to campus COVID-19 protocols.

The celebration began on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, with “A Feast for Black History Month” hosted by the WCSU Office of Inter-Cultural Affairs and Sodexo from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Restaurant on the Midtown campus. The first 25 commuter students who came to the Midtown Student Center Restaurant received their meal for free.

“Who’s Got Game Night,” a favorite Friday night activity for students, will be hosted by three Black student clubs this month. WCSU students will be able to participate in raffles, giveaways, and receive free food from 6 to 9 p.m. in the second floor Student Center Game Room on the Midtown campus. Sponsors are the Black Student Social Work Club (Feb. 4), the Black Student Union (Feb. 11) and the African Caribbean Student Association (Feb. 25).

Thursday, Feb. 10, will feature a discussion, “Black History is American History: The Black Experience in America,” led by Danielle King, an adjunct lecturer in the WCSU Department of History. King will speak about the importance of Black history and culture, including the ways in which it has impacted America and other countries.

WCSU students will board shuttle buses to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 16,  for a 7:30 p.m. screening of “Queen and Slim.” The shuttle will leave the Midtown campus at 6 p.m. and the Westside campus at 6:30 p.m. The free film is sponsored by the WCSU Program Activities Council, the Office of Inter-Cultural Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Office of Event & Conference Management.

Black History Month Feasts will continue from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, through Monday, Feb. 21, in both the Midtown Student Center Restaurant and Westside Campus Center Restaurant at a cost of $10.65 per person and sponsored by the Office of Inter-Cultural Affairs and Sodexo.

A final Black History Month Feast hosted by the WCSU Office of Inter-Cultural Affairs and Sodexo will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Westside Campus Center Restaurant. The first 25 commuter students who come to the Westside Campus Center Restaurant will receive their meal for free; otherwise the cost is $10.65 per person.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at pr@wcsu.edu.

 

 

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