Ebony Weekend: February 23-24, 2018
Ebony Weekend is an annual conference hosted by the Black Student Union of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We celebrate 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.
BUILDING A CULTURE, SHEDDING THE LABEL
UW-Platteville's Black Student Union (BSU) would like to thank all universities and colleges that participated in the 2017 Ebony Weekend Conference. We appreciate your attendance and hope that you had an enjoyable experience.
BSU welcomes you to the 13th Annual Ebony Weekend Conference, which takes place February 23-24, 2018. 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.
The theme for this year’s Ebony Weekend Conference is Building A Culture and Shedding the Label. This theme will focus on the importance of educating the black community as well as others about black identity, harmful black stereotypes, and exploring how culture can help future generations continue to network and build throughout the black community. This conference will acknowledge how learning about black culture is not only beneficial but an important way to stay rooted in one’s black identity. Our goal is to engage conference attendees by inviting them to share their own experiences, while also developing new goals to help “rebuild” the culture within the black community.
We will accomplish this through workshops/panels, social interaction, dialogue, lecturers, networking, and entertainment. Rebuilding black culture can be key in creating and maintaining unity throughout the black community. Are you willing to engage yourself in this great event? If so, we would love for you to join us at the 2018 Ebony Weekend Conference taking place at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."