Northwestern Michigan Black Student Union is a collective of young progressive activists geared towards the social, economic, and political empowerment of people of color and marginalized youth. This Black History Month, in order to prevent hate crimes on campus and commemorate the death of Malcolm X, NMC Black Student Union is holding an immersive black cultural festival on NMC campus. BSUFest is to be a black cultural campus festival bringing progressive action to campuses in order to create opportunities for minority students, especially students of color, featuring guest speakers and performances that not only dazzle the community but expose them to something new. There will be artwork inspired by Black America, and delicious food that people on campus might not otherwise have access to for free or at a low cost. We hope this event can not only lift up the local and regional communities of color, but can expose our community to a positive black cultural experience and reduce the amount of racially-based hate crimes on and off campus.
Join us across campus from Feb 21-24 and make sure to check out the LIVE MUSIC playing in the PE room every night from 9 p.m. to midnight. Performers include:
- Feb. 22: MYTH and her Dancers
- Feb. 23: Jordan Hamilton
- Feb. 24: Emilee Petersmark
Also check out our “mentor speed-dating” event where you can connect with a mentor of color in Osterlin 205 on February 23 from 4-6 p.m. See you there!