Black History Month: Douglass Day


- 2:00pm


VU 736 (Multicultural Center Kitchen/Social area)


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.The event is from 9-2, with lunch served from 12-1.

This year’s theme of “Back to B.L.A.C.K. A Legacy of Art," honors the creativity and beauty that members of the Black Community have contributed to our world. We explore how we can show up as our authentic selves, embody art, and encourage allies to create spaces where Blackness is not only centered but uplifted. Allies, we invite you into community, to learn what it means to be anti-racist and what your role and responsibility is in creating safer spaces for Black communities to thrive. We hope that you take the time to explore, reflect, understand, and celebrate the Black experience in the array of offerings during this month-long celebration.

AA/EO. Accessibility Statement: This event is intended for all participants, including those with visible or non-apparent disabilities.  For disability accommodation(s) (such as ASL interpretation, etc.) please contact the ADEI Unit, Advance notice is appreciated and sometimes necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Image description: Decorative cursive white script on a solid black background that reads: "Back To BLACK, A Legacy of Art." The word Black is fully capitalized and comprised of blue, black, red, and yellow interlocking geometric shapes. There is a stylized gold crown above the 'a' in BLACK.