THAT TIME OF THE YEAR HAS ARRIVED!
Join BSU in celebrating our 11TH ANNUAL BLACK FAMILY WEEKEND! APRIL 13TH - APRIL 15TH
Black Family Weekend (BFW) is dedicated to Black students and their families to celebrate culture, family, friends, and just about anything that pertains to the Black community, both good and bad. BFW is BSU's largest event of the academic school year and this year will be our 11th Annual one. It is an inclusive event and we invite everyone and their families to celebrate with BSU. Every year, BFW is centered around a specific theme and we hold events each day of the entire weekend (Friday through Sunday). See below for details about this year's BFW and what we have planned for the entire weekend.
The theme of this year's Black Family Weekend is... The Black Narrative. Our goal is to tell a story about Black students and their experiences with student activism and bias incidents from elementary school through higher education. We invite the UNH community and others to talk about the ways in which history repeats itself when the cries of Black youth and young adults are disregarded. We will highlight the overall obstacles Black students are destined to face when pursuing an education in the United States: gun violence, police brutality, hate crimes, racism, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia, misogynoir, microaggressions, etc. In spite of these barriers, Black students are expected to perform academically, socially, and compete on the same level as more privileged students. While this can be accomplished, it is these challenges that consistently disadvantage, endanger, injure, and kill Black students and violate their autonomy. We want to share the stories of our fellow Black students across the nation.
This year's BFW line-up is as follows:
Friday, April 13th:
Opening Night Dinner from 7-9 PM in the Skybox Lounge (Whittemore Center). Tickets: free for students, $3 for non-students.
Join us at the start of our narrative and look forward to great food, community, live entertainment, and more. This is a FORMAL event so please come dressed accordingly.
Saturday, April 14th:
.....Our narrative continues on Saturday with a day full of family activities, education, and our annual FASHION SHOW:
Natural Hair Workshop from 10-11:30 am in MUB 334/336.
It's about Black hair. Come learn about different natural hair techniques with some of our local hair experts.
Family Game Time from 12-2 pm in MUB 334/336.
Join us for an afternoon of family fun with games including dominoes, spades, and more!
Relaxation Station from 2:30-4:30 pm in MUB 334/336.
Learn about different self-healing tools such as breathwork and acupressure.
School is in Session: an Excerpt from the Black Narrative from 7-9:30 pm in the MUB Granite State Room.
Watch our narrative come to life during this year's FASHION SHOW! Tickets: free for students, $3 for non-students.
Sunday, April 15th:
Closing BBQ at 12 pm at Mills Hall.
Join us as we wrap up our narrative with a family BBQ and reflection.
It is REQUIRED that students and their families register for the weekend through our Registration Link: https://www.unh.edu/omsa/black-family-weekend-2018-registration
Tickets are required for Opening Night Dinner and the Fashion Show.
BSU has a lot planned and we encourage you to invite your families and friends to our weekend-long event! WE HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE!