Ebony Weekend February 10-11, 2017
Ebony Weekend is an annual conference hosted by the Black Student Union of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We celebrate the generations in the Black community and seek to bridge the gap between them. Through workshops, entertainment, social interaction, inspiring lectures, and substantial dialogue. We will focus on solutions to the common problems that plague the Black community. We will also embrace the multi-generational perspectives to find a united front. Click directly below to read more about Ebony Weekend's history.
50 shades OF BLACK: Acknowledging the complexity of the Black experience
UW-Platteville's Black Student Union (BSU) would like to thank all universities and colleges that participated in the 2016 Ebony Weekend Conference. We appreciate your attendance and hope that you had an enjoyable experience.
BSU welcomes you to the 12th Annual Ebony Weekend Conference, which takes place February 10-11, 2017. The initial purpose of the Ebony Weekend Conference was to celebrate the generations in the black community and seek to bridge the gap between them.
For this year’s conference, the Black Student Union would also like to address the 2017 Ebony Weekend Conference's theme 50 shades of Black: Acknowledging the Complexity of the Black Experience, which will focus on the importance of learning about racial injustices in areas such as education, police brutality, communities, and more. This conference will acknowledge how racial injustice in these areas impact the economics of black lives and lead to negative ideologies such as colorism. We want to educate conference attendees on the various aspects that shape the black experience and how learning about all these "shades" of the black experience can be key in creating and maintaining unity in the black community.
We will accomplish this task through workshops, social interaction, dialogue, lecturers, networking, and entertainment. Are you willing to engage yourself in this great event? If so, join us at the 2017 Ebony Weekend Conference taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
---Martin Luther King Jr.