This month’s gathering will focus on the theme of “There’s No Place Like Home: Building a Sense of Belonging” and will feature discussions facilitated by student-leaders around how we define “home” and ways that we can work collaboratively across racial and ethnic lines to build a sense of home and community here at Marquette.
Additionally, special guest historians — Dr. Sergio Gonzalez, Dr. Rob Smith, and Adam Carr — will provide some historical context around points of Black-Brown conflict and solidarity so that we can learn from the lessons of the past to co-create a brighter future.
Students from all racial/ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the conversation.
These monthly student-led gatherings are designed to build community, cultivate cultural awareness and foster solidarity among students across racial and ethnic boundaries.
Each session explores the challenges and joys of being a student of color and the ways we are all connected. The sessions also feature food from local Black- and brown-owned businesses.
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.