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8 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
JAN 31 2022

Learn More About Black History Month
We celebrate Black History Month every February, but do you know why? Learn more about this amazing month long celebration! From Monday,...

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12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
FEB 1 2022

Lift Every Voice Singing Challenge-BHM

February is Black History Month! To help celebrate, we are hosting a TikTok singing challenge. The Black National Anthem is "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which was written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson in 1900. His brother then composed the music for the lyrics. We will host a singing challenge with this song.
Can you sing? Or do you just want to perform your rendition? If so, please post a clip of you singing the first verse or any verse of your choice. Join the challenge, join the fun! We will highlight all participants and one winner at the end of the month. Use the form to upload your info and link to your video or feel free to post directly on TikTok and tag us @matcmilwaukee. Use the hashtag #LEVChallengeMATC

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FEB 1 2022

Black History Month Mequon Library Display

Mequon Campus Library and Student Life have curated an array of books pertaining to Black History Month, and would love for you to check out some books! In celebration of this month, students that check out a book(s) from the Mequon Campus Library will receive a FREE ticket to the MKE Film's Black History Month film screenings!

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. FEB 1 2022

Black History Month Raffle!

Black History Month is February 1-February 28. Enter to win Black History Month prizes (face masks, notebooks, T-shirts, drawstring bags) and celebrate the month with us! The raffle is FREE and tickets to enter are located in the cafeteria. Winner will be drawn on February 21 and notified by email! Open to students only.

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6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
FEB 2 2022

History of Black People in America 1619-2021

Join the Operation Growth Institute for the history of Black people in America from 1619-2021. Receive the Black history education you did not receive in school. Each year during Black History Month, we try to cram 400+ years of history in one-hour programs highlighting the accomplishments of a few without providing the proper context. Join us for an informative overview that you can use to build your knowledge of the history of Black people in America.

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12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
FEB 4 2022

Weekly Black Fact

Check your MATC email every Friday for the "Weekly Black Facts" highlighting famous events and individuals within Black culture.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
FEB 9 2022

Black Entrepreneurship: Then & Now

Talk about the history of Black businesses then and now. Presented by Dr. Keenan Grenell.

Join us in Cooley Hall or register to attend virtually. 

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10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
FEB 16 2022

Alumni Career Spotlight-BHM

Guest speaker for Black History Month (DEI) - Alum, Career Path, Motivation. If you are a current student, please use your GMATC email address. If you do not have an ID number, type, "N/A".
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3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
FEB 16 2022

African American Religion at Key Historical Moments-BHM

Sponsored by the Interfaith and Belief Employee Affinity group, Walter Lanier will give a presentation on the role of faith in supporting the resilience of African Americans.

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12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
FEB 17 2022
Day of Service
In 1968, as an attempt to unite communities impacted by racism and poverty, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a call to "revolutionary values and service" in America. Now, approximately one month after celebrating his life and legacy, we invite you to share in Dr. King's dream of building a Beloved Community by volunteering a day of service on Thursday, February 17.
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12 p.m. 
FEB 18 2022
Talk Black - Spoken Word Event

Join us in the C-Auditorium, for an afternoon of soulful music and powerful spoken word that will leave you with the unique feels and vibes that only poetry immersed in Black culture can provide!

Not going to be at the downtown campus? No worries. We've got you covered! Use the link below to register and watch the Talk Black Livestream event wherever you are.

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12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FEB 24 2022

"A Line Meant": A Poetry Workshop with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Meet our state Poet Laureate, write a poem, and participate in a statewide poetry exchange.
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12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
FEB 25 2022

Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Social Justice

American history has a long tradition of creating images and memorabilia based on stereotypical and sometimes racist notions. In his 75-minute presentation (45-minute talk with 30 minutes for questions), Dr. David Pilgrim will discuss how we can use racist memorabilia to teach about race, race relations and social justice. Dr. Pilgrim is the author of "Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice" (PM Press, 2015). He is also the founder and director of the Jim Crow Museum, the nation’s largest, publicly accessible collection of racist objects, located at Ferris State University where he serves as Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.

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9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FEB 26 2022

I Am Black History & HBCU Summit

The Virtual I Am Black History Conference takes students on a journey through seminars – Civil Rights Movement, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures – exploring how the African American experience and culture has shaped the world we live in. 

Students will engage, interact and participate in conversations with experts dedicated to chronicling Black Excellence.

All our sessions are designed to educate, inspire, challenge and provide communicative thought in students.

The day will also include the HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet HBCU representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

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12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FEB 28 2022

This Train Is Bound for Glory: The Joshua Glover Story and the Significance of Wisconsin in the Anti-Slavery Movement-BHM

MATC History professor Milton Dockery will discuss the Joshua Glover story, its connections to Wisconsin, and how it impacted the anti-slavery movement nationally.

Event is virtual only.

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