In honor of Black History Month, UW-Whitewater students will be offering an event that speaks to the university’s mission of diversity on campus.
The program, sponsored by the Black Student Union, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the University Center Hamilton Room. It is titled “What No One Ever Told Me” and will unveil unique facts about contributions made by African Americans through dancing, poetry and music.
Graduate student Larry D. West III is coordinating this year’s program and says it will be an opportunity to have a conversation about diversity and showcase black culture.
“It’s designed to pay tribute to prominent African American members and eras in which they lived,” he said. “We will talk about what it means to be black and our history.”
The play was written by West and Vice President Anthony Richardson. Richardson stated that the 15 acts in the play are educational, but not a lecture.
“This play takes a creative approach in the effort to display diversity. It’s not a lecture,” Richardson said.
West promises an awe-inspiring performances from himself and other BSU members. Attendees should look forward to a surprising twist to the end of the program.
“It will be a captivating, breathtaking performance to end the show,” West said.
Last year’s program drew an audience of 300 attendees, and West expects at least 250 for this year’s program.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.