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St. Norbert College Announces Black History Month Celebrations

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From St. Norbert College, January 26, 2022
by Lily Maier, , 920-362-8864

St. Norbert College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events that raise awareness of African American culture. The theme for this year’s celebration is Black health and wellness, designated by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to celebrate African Americans’ gifts in scholarship, music and food.

Due to COVID-19, the college’s annual Soul Food Dinner has been canceled for this year. However, St. Norbert College will host a slate of other inclusive, accessible events and opportunities that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

The events and opportunities are as follows:

Bay Area Burger Co.: Not only will you enjoy an amazing lunch, you will be supporting a Black-owned business, with 15 percent of sales benefiting the St. Norbert College Black Student Union. The food truck will be parked on the SNC campus in the cul du sac at the end of College Avenue (next to the Mulva Library) throughout the month. Come out for the best smash burger in town! #getsmashed. Find more information about dates and times that Bay Area Burger Co. will be on the SNC campus at

Soul Food Thursdays: Come to Ruth’s Marketplace on Thursdays in February for scratch-made dishes and a soul-food menu prepared by SNC chef Josh Swanson. Find more information about dates and times at

Geek Out! Episode I, with Greg Carter: Why do people hate the “Star Wars” prequels? From Jar-Jar Binks to societal demographics and new reproductive technologies, “Star Wars” fans had adverse reactions to many of George Lucas’ directorial decisions in the prequels. Join the Cassandra Voss Center as Greg Carter, associate professor of history at UW-Milwaukee, explores this question in “Don’t Ask George Lucas Where Babies Come From: Race and Kinship in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.” The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register at

Wisconsin Herd Game: Check out theWisconsin Herd in action against the Windy City Bulls on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Oshkosh Arena. Buy tickets at

Black History 101 Mobile Museum: Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of more than 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Intentionally displayed in non-traditional museum spaces such as classrooms, conference rooms, libraries, galleries and even living rooms, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum offers audiences a fresh and creative lens to view history while developing a broader appreciation for museums in general and providing a safe space to have honest conversations about race and social justice. The event will take place on Thursday, Mar. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mulva Library on SNC’s campus.

In addition to all the events, all weeklong during the month of February, the Mulva Library archives will feature displays on Black history on the SNC campus. The displays will include the history of the college’s Black Student Union and snippets of civil rights protest history at St. Norbert College, and they will honor our current history-makers who are making St. Norbert College a better place every day. The Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation also will feature Black voices of wisdom in their Keep Walking meditations on Instagram at

For more information, contact Bridgit Martin, director of Multicultural Student Services, at

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