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New Black Cultural Resource Center Opens at UWM at Waukesha

BCRC group photo

The UWM at Waukesha campus has many resources available to students that are easily accessible. Career and Internship Services, Mental Health Counseling, and the LGBTQIA Resource Center are just a couple examples. On February 1st, the campus opened it’s latest resource for students: the Black Cultural Resource Center.

The Black Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) will strive to promote and provide a safe and welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff can reflect upon, honor, and celebrate African American heritage and the larger African Diaspora. The BCRC supports the university’s mission of creating diverse and inclusive spaces that enrich the campus climate and contribute to building a sense of belonging and community. The BCRC will encourage meaningful conversations, highlight the value of differences, and promote the importance of acceptance among various cultures. It will serve as a resource that will help cultivate a greater understanding of the black experience.

Schelzia Ross, TRiO Director, and the African American Union (AAU) students proudly opened the Black Cultural Resource Center on February 1st to kick off Black History Month. Students stopped by to check out the new space, see the various resources, and learn about African relics donated by Lillian Boese (UWM alum and former Executive Director of the UWM at Waukesha Foundation).

Students can find the center in Room C-136B. Hours during the semester will be Mondays-Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Contact Schelzia Ross at schelzia@uwm.edu for more information or questions.