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Black History Month celebrated at UW-River Falls

February 12, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is celebrating Black History Month by offering three public events hosted by the Black Student Union.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the 14th Annual Soul Food Dinner features Bubba’s Chicken, black-eyed peas, mac and cheese, collard greens, peach cobbler, and corn bread from 5-7 p.m. in Room 201 Rodli Hall. Pre-sale tickets are available in the University Center lobby from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through the event date. Pre-sale tickets are $8; $10 at the door. UWRF student pre-sale tickets are $6; $8 at the door. Takeout is $10. Open to all.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, a representative from Black Lives Matter (BLM), Twin Cities, will speak about the history of BLM, where it started and what they stand for. Free and open to the public, the talk is from 6-8 p.m. in the St. Croix River Room in the University Center.

On Friday, Feb. 26, African Night features performances, a fashion show, and authentic food. Enjoy African cultural performances from 6-8 p.m. and authentic African cuisine from 8-9 p.m., all in Abbott Concert Hall in Kleinpell Fine Arts. The event is free and open to all.

For more information, email mariemorella.kponou@my.uwrf.edu.