Ebony Weekend February 5-7, 2016
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.
UW-Platteville's Black Student Union (BSU) would like to thank all universities and colleges that participated in the 2015 Ebony Weekend Conference. We appreciate your attendance and hope that you had an enjoyable experience.
BSU welcomes you to the 11th Annual Ebony Weekend Conference, which takes place February 5-7, 2016. 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 2016’s Ebony Weekend Conference theme of Racial Consciousness, which will focus on the importance of understanding one’s cultural uniqueness. Not only do we want conference attendees to appreciate their own culture, but we also want to educate conference attendees about the problematic ideal of colorblindness. Through this conference, we would like to stress the importance of recognizing other cultures and understanding how the system plays a major role in affecting the daily experiences of people from different races.
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 2016 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.