BIPoC Lounge

UWSA BIPOC Lounge presents: Black History A Week of Celebration

Join us for a week to celebrate Black History Month! Support businesses, history, performers, and more from February 26 – March 1. The final schedule will be released soon.


Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food and Drink Vendors | Bulman Student Centre
Have you wanted to try different Black Cuisines? Today is the day to try our selectin of different food and drink vendors! Staff note – All food will be brought to the Bulman Student Centre and nobody will be cooking in the space.

Black Art Exhibition | UWSA Boardroom
Enjoy and experience our Black Art Exhibition created by local black artists! Artist bios to come.

Tuesday, February 27

E-Gaming | The Hive
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Are you the best gamer? Hang out with your friends and test out your skills in a selection of PS4 games!

Wednesday, February 28

Black Businesses Market | Bulman Student Centre
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Support local black businesses through our selection of clothing and accessory brands! Business names to come!

Clothing Swap and Donation | The Hive
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Need to get rid of your clothes? Swap them with one of your colleagues or donate them to CommUNITY204!

Being Black on the Prairies hosted by UofW Faculty of Business & Economics | 460 Portage Ave, Room 3BC55
Starting at 4:00 p.m.
A candid talk and Q&A about race and racism in the workplace. Sponsored by The Black Manitobans Chamber of Commerce


  • Christopher Mongula, Director of Accounting at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp
  • Francis Opene, Senior Manager at IG Wealth
  • Sereta Thompson, Digital Marketer and Communication Strategist
  • Guzoronna Obi Business student, UW and BIPOC lounge coordinator

Hosted by: Jennifer Trotman, Director of Campus Living, UW

The event is aimed at students from all post-secondary institutions as well as members of the community.

The goal is to openly discuss prejudice and discrimination but also opportunities that black professionals may encounter during their careers in Manitoba.

Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Guests are encouraged to continue the conversation with one another and the panel during the reception.

Thursday, February 29

Fitness Class hosted by Tola | Community Gym and Rec Plex
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. is the women/non-binary fitness class in the Community Gym on the 2nd floor of RecPlex. 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and will be held on the 1st floor RecPlex field. Please bring your indoor show and workout attire. Register for the classes here:

Check out Tola’s awesome studio at 2 Donald St #7, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K5. They are offering an in-studio student promo, too! The first ten students to purchase the student promo will get $20 off their first month. Learn more here:

Movie Night | The Hive
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A free movie night screening of The Book of Clarence. Popcorn will be available. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form:

Friday, March 1

Black Excellence Gala |Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex Atrium (599 Portage Ave)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Night of Black Excellence! Come dressed up in your finest and celebrate with your community while also enjoying performances, non-alcoholic drinks, and other hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form:

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The BIPoC Lounge is a dedicated space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour to gather and find community. It is a place for them to learn and heal through their understandings and experiences as a BIPoC.  It is a library, study, and hang-out space. 

Location: Concourse Level, Bulman Student Centre, 0R14


Hours:  10 – 4 pm

Access: Please contact the BIPoC Lounge Coordinator or visit the UWSA General Office to get access to the lounge.

Origin: The BIPoC lounge was started in 2018 because of the need for spaces at the University of Winnipeg to be inclusive of BIPoC individuals on campus and in the surrounding community. Also, through the student group, Students of Colour Collective (SOCC). It was made possible through the support of 2018/19 team – President Morgan Brightnose, VPIA Brenden Gali, and VPEA Zee Morales. 


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