A lot of women in the African American community are criticized for the tone of their skin, which is viewed as a power structure. This is called colorism, which is judgment based off of the shade of one’s skin. This documentary exams the effects of colorism on African American women in the United States and the negative impacts it has on them. Join the members of Black Student Union in viewing this film, where you can learn the cultural values America puts on the shade of dark skin.
Click Here to view the Dark Girls trailer!
This film will be shown in the Christie Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 10th and 11th, from 6pm-9pm.
The last day to add and drop classes for a full refund and no penalty is this Sunday, February 8th. After you must get a professor’s permission and you will only get a 50% refund (after February 22nd there is no refund). The same is true for adding classes. Students may add classes until February 8th, but after there will be a $15 penalty and a late add form must be filled out.
Here is a link to the deadline schedule: http://www.uwgb.edu/registrar/calendar/registration/
Join the Black Student Union for their Annual Soul Food dinner this Saturday, February 7th, from 5:30pm until 7pm. The delicious, all you can eat menu is worth going! The menu includes collard greens, fried chicken, catfish, cornbread dressing, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, cornbread/rolls, peach cobbler, and sweet tea. And if food isn’t encouraging enough (let’s be real, it is), the program will also feature the nationally renowned slam poet, Dana Gilmore.
Tickets are sold at the University Ticketing and Information Center until Friday, February 6th. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for community members.
It is officially Spring 2015! Time has flown fast, and with all of the upcoming events this semester, it will fly even faster. Make sure to check back with the American Intercultural Center Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
The American Intercultural Center will be hosting a free lunch and learn webinar by the Minority Male Community College Collaborative. It is called the “Institutional Self-Assessment to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color: Using the Community College Student Success Inventory”.
The Community College Student Success Inventory for men of color was designed to be used by community college educators to assess their institution’s efforts and readiness to facilitate student success for men of color. The instrument assesses six overarching categories of institutional action and support needed for the success of men of color who are enrolled in community colleges: 1) financial aid, 2) student support services, 3) teaching and learning, 4) institutional research, 5) minority male initiatives and programs, and 6) early alert systems.
If you are interested, this webinar will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 12pm – 1pm in the Christie Theater. So bring your lunch!
Exams start in T-minus one week and two days, give or take. So it’s time for the most exciting (or should I say, exhausting) time of the year: studying for exams. Just remember to take it slow, organize your thoughts and what is the most important to get done. This is a great time to pull out all of your syllabi and use a calendar or daily planner. It will help you keep track of when to study, how much you need to study, and how much time you need to study.
This is also a reminder that Cofrin Library hours have been extended for final exam time. Please take a look at the chart below if you would like more crunch time in the library for exams.
The Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU) had their Pho Night last Friday, November 21st. People who went there got a delicious meal, and some can’t wait for the next Pho Night so they can bring their friends!
While on the topic, SASU’s purpose is to promote diversity among the campus and community. SASU is here to educate others about the Southeast Asian culture and to engage the campus with diverse activities and events, such as this one. Keep a lookout for more of their events, especially in the American Intercultural Center!
“We educate the UW-Green Bay Campus and community about Indigenous culture, issues affecting Indigenous populations, and developing leadership. We strive to engage Indigenous people in all stages of life, most importantly academic achievement; while maintaining seven generations teachings.”
ISC meets Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the Manistique room. Their members include Lizz Peterson, Dwayne Haines, Kai Pyle, Eliza Skenandore, and Sheena Danforth.
Richie Plass’s Bittersweet winds Exhibit is Nov. 17th-19th, and they have a story telling event coming up February 25th!
If you are interested in joining, feel free to pop into a meeting or contact Lizz Peterson!
The American Intercultural Center is currently looking for two new student employees during the Spring 2015 semester and onward. Duties include greeting students and visitors, sorting mail, doing projects for staff members, and more. To qualify students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and must have familiarity with Microsoft Office.
If you are interested and would like to put in an application, you can ask the front desk in the AIC for one!
The goal of the Black Student Union is to promote and sustain black culture at UWGB and within the community. They welcome students of all ethnic backgrounds to develop and promote programs that educate others about black culture and experience. They also serve as a support system for those who self-identify as Black and/or African American.
The Black Student Union meets on Sundays from 6:15pm-7:15pm in the American Intercultural Center and anyone can join in on the meetings. The more people who join in, the better! If you would like more information, please contact Asti Martin, Tress Blake, or Jessica Schmitt.