Students invited to participate in inaugural ‘Black-Brown Get Down,’ Feb. 1

Take part in the first Black-Brown Get Down, a monthly student-led gathering designed to build community, cultivate cultural awareness and foster solidarity among students across racial and ethnic boundaries, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the 707 Hub. 

Each session will explore the challenges and joys of being a student of color and the ways we are all connected, in addition to featuring food from local Black- and brown-owned businesses. The program is designed with students of color in mind but is open to all students to participate.

Student leaders will facilitate a conversation based on the 2018 student-created documentary, “I, Too, Am Marquette.” The discussion will focus on topics such as finding a sense of belonging at Marquette, navigating identities, the challenges of campus climate and moving forward in a spirit of connection and collaboration across cultural boundaries. 

Black-Brown Get Downs are sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Program, the Center for Engagement and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. For questions, please contact: Jacki Black, director of Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming, Tamra Keith, assistant director of peer engagement programs and services in Student Affairs; or JohnRae’ Stowers, associate director of student support services in the Educational Opportunity Program.