Black History Celebration Week: February 6 – 10, 2023
The UWSA BIPoC Lounge is hosting a week of events to celebrate and highlight the strides made by Black community members and to acknowledge the strong ties between the Black and BIPoC Communities through recognition, learning, healing, and support. We will provide updates on specific events that will be happening.
Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10, 2023
BIPOC Lounge Tabling
9am – 3pm in Riddell Atrium and the 2nd Floor of Centennial Hall
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Black History Month Movie
5:30PM in The UWSA Hive (main floor of Lockhart hall)
Movie: Harriet (2019).
All are welcome to attend! Snacks will be provided.
Friday, February 10, 2023
Black Culture Celebration Night Event in Partnership with the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba
Join us for our big celebration night at the end of a week of programming for Black History Month! This event will feature live student performances, a photo booth, local African and Caribbean food, a variety of local vendors, a chance to mingle with other Black students across campuses, and a special DJ set from Zuki!
5:00 PM: Doors Open
5:30 PM: Event starts – live student performances, photo booth, and vendors!
6:30 PM: Free food and refreshments
7:30 PM: Zuki
“It’s simple; I’m here to make you dance, feel good or both.”
That’s how Zuki describes his purpose as a DJ. With his eclectic musical taste inspired by his travels, you’re guaranteed to go on a musical journey and ultimately be left wondering how you ended up on the dance floor. Growing up to his mother’s 70’s funk essentials box set and his Dad’s Fela Kuti tapes playing in the household, his range of musical influence is wide.
Zuki can take the hypnotizing drums of South African house, and saxophone samples from afrobeat hits and blend them effortlessly with your favourite rhythm, funk, and hip-hop tunes.
Zuki’s Instagram / Zuki’s Soundcloud
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
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.