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Past Events

MCC Kitchen
February 28, 2024, 12:00pm

In this Lunch and Learn, Devyn Nixon, ARNP will offer strategies to get the most out of your healthcare visits including how to establish care, when to make an appointment, medication tips, and whether to go to a walk-in clinic, urgent care or the ER for the best care when there's no time to wait.  This session is ideal for students and faculty alike.  There will be time for Q&A.

Carver Gym
February 22, 2024, 7:00pm

Celebrate Black History Month with the BSC and WWU Athletics!

MCC Kitchen
February 21, 2024, 12:00pm

A conversation where we will discuss “reconciling internalized homophobia in black culture and anti-blackness in queer culture.” We also will, as part of the relaunch/rebranding of BLTC and Black History month, launch a “Black is Art” photoshoot similar to the “Black Love: A Revolution of Power”.

Miller Hall 152
February 15, 2024, 4:00pm

A panel of Black identifying professionals in the Bellingham community coming to share their knowledge and power.

MCC Kitchen
February 14, 2024, 9:00am

WWU is participating in the national celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birthday by hosting Douglass Day, an event of commemoration and collective action. This year’s Douglass Day features will include a streaming of the live broadcast hosted by the national organizers with talks on the legacies of Douglass, a birthday cake celebration & bake-off, a raffle, and most importantly, a transcribe-a-thon where you can help provide access to the general correspondence of Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress.

Underground Coffeehouse
February 13, 2024, 7:00pm

Join African Caribbean Club, the Douglass Day Committee, and AS Productions for an Open Mic Takeover: Black History Month Edition! 

MCC Kitchen
February 07, 2024, 12:00pm

Join the Black Student Coalition as we kick off our Black Speaker Series! "Creating Our Own Table" is an opportunity to discuss how our individual pursuits towards independence can be supported by the arts for well-being. Workshop facilitator Deanna Lane will explore the following question: what does it look like when we create our own systems rather than relying on previous systems that don't meet our professional needs? She will also share experiences of Black and Indigenous intersectionality in creating a business.

VU 565 A
February 05, 2024, 4:00pm

Join the Faculty and Staff of Color Council for an opportunity to engage with Senior Level professionals to learn about their experiences and journey within higher ed. This space centers entry- and mid-level faculty and staff of color but is open to all.

Carver Gym
February 01, 2024, 7:00pm

Celebrate Black History Month with the BSC and WWU Athletics! 

January 16, 2024, 10:00am

MLK day 2023 with guest speaker, LaTosha Brown

MCC Kitchen
December 02, 2023, 6:30pm

The Black Student Coalition and Counseling, Health, and Wellbeing Services brings to you Love Spaces: Pancakes and PJs Edition! Stop by in your coziest attire to learn more about love spaces, enjoy some holiday activities, and to eat lots of yummy pancakes!

Community Spaces
November 29, 2023, 4:00pm

Need a little extra support to finish strong this quarter? The BSC has your back! Stop by our community spaces this week and next week. We hope to see you soon!

MCC Kitchen
November 17, 2023, 5:00pm
Viking Union Multipurpose Room
September 26, 2023, 5:00pm

Join the Black Student Coalition and some amazing campus partners for a fun and exciting orientation to Western! This orientation centers African-American, Black, and African Diaspora identifying first year, transfer, and graduate students. You'll learn about some of the many resources available to support your wellness and success at Western. T-Shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis!

Flag Plaza
June 19, 2023, 11:00am

Join us for community, food, and celebration of Juneteenth. During this celebration we will hear reflections from Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, the singing of the Black National Anthem, hear from Nia Gipson and students from the Black Student Coalition, and raise the Juneteenth flag.

Guemes Island Resort
June 02, 2023, 9:00am

From June 2nd to June 4th The Black Student Coalition will be hosting the Black Student Leadership Retreat! This retreat will be taking place at the Guemes Island Resort, so it’s definitely not an event you want to miss! There will be a focus on centering joy and finding joy in the Black identity while building leadership skills, and healing from racial trauma. This retreat is a unique experience offered to Western Students that offers the opportunity to not only engage with the outdoors but transform your perspective on leadership

VU 735
April 20, 2023, 5:00pm

On Thursday April 20th in the Multicultural Center we will be hosting our second installment of the black Speaker Series. This event will be featuring Erik McFrazier, CEO and Founder of Pacific IT Support. Erik's interactive workshop will take us through the process of creating and running a business, and how to define success even when facing doubts about abilities and direction through the lens of his personal experience.

VU 504
April 14, 2023, 1:00pm
VU 504
March 06, 2023, 2:30pm

Come join us in this social gathering to celebrate being Black in Bellingham. Space intended for students, faculty, staff, and community members that share this identity.

March 01, 2023, 12:00pm

Join us for the first installment of the Black Speaker Series featuring Leslie Warren AIF®, Wealth Consultant at Manao Wealth Strategies. Leslie will provide insight into the systemic roadblocks for Black and Brown communities to build generational wealth. She will also discuss tips and tools to create financial stability and build wealth. Free lunch and refreshments provided.

Bellingham Ferry Terminal
February 25, 2023, 6:00pm

Close out the observance of Black History Month at the Legacy Ball! There will be dinner, music, a keynote, and more! RSVP on the Black History Month Webpage.

VU 734
February 22, 2023, 12:00pm

 As the Black community has been faced with numerous struggles and successes recently and throughout our entire history, how do we effectively look back on our history with an intersectional lens? This talk will highlight several pivotal moments in time where joy and radically imagining a better future for our community created effective change. Together, we will begin to answer the question: how does our collective history affect how we view our legacy and how we radically imagine our future to look? The talk will also delve into the work that Intersectional Environmentalist does as an environmental justice education organization and intersectionality as a theory deeply rooted in the works of Kimberlé Crenshaw and the Combahee River Collective.

February 16, 2023, 2:00pm

Open Q+A with the class will follow after the talk.

MCC Multipurpose Room
February 14, 2023, 9:00am

WWU is participating in the Black-led celebration of Frederick Douglass’ birthday by hosting Douglass Day, an event of commemoration and collective action. Come and celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday and the work of Mary Ann Shadd Cary in the MCC Multi Purpose Room on February 14, 2023. Stop by for just a while or join us for the full event! This year’s Douglass Day features will include a streaming live broadcast with talks on the legacies of Douglass and Shadd, a birthday cake celebration with cake decorating a raffle, and most importantly, a transcribe-a-thon where you can help provide access to the paper of Mary Ann Shadd Cary

February 10, 2023, 3:00pm

Join us as we explore the art of Black Resistance centered in Joy. Part two will be a series of indoor shoots, including headshots. Come be a part of the history of the BSC. 

Carver Gym
February 09, 2023, 7:00pm

Come join us for the Men's Basketball game this upcoming Thursday at 7PM. Limited supply of free tickets; available to WWU Students only

Old Main 370
February 09, 2023, 4:00pm

Would you like to share what Black History Month means to you? We invite you to participate in the Black History Month video project to share your story. We will have two recording sessions; Tuesday, February 7th from 10AM-1PM and Thursday, February 9th from 4PM-6PM. The sessions will take place in Old Main 370 and will only take 5 minutes or less! 

MCC Multiuse Room
February 08, 2023, 12:00pm

Learn about the experiences of the first Black students at Western from an archival perspective. Lunch provided.

Miller Hall
February 07, 2023, 2:00pm

Please join LGBTQ+ Western & Black Student Coalition for Black &… an Intersectionality and Saliency Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 7th 2023 from 2-3:30pm in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. Facilitated by JoeHahn, LGBTQ+ Director. This event is free and open for all, including faculty, staff, and community members.

Multiple Locations
February 05, 2023, 1:00pm

Join us as we explore the art of Black Resistance centered in Joy. Part one will be a series of outdoor shoots. Come be a part of the history of the BSC. Wear bright clothes or something that brings you joy. Feel free to bring your own props!

February 03, 2023, 6:00pm

Join us for the art showcase with food and live music highlighting our Black student artists. Transportation will be provided from the Viking Union.  

February 01, 2023, 10:00am

Join us for the Grand Re-opening of the BSC Feb 1st at 10am in the VU MPR