Music, food and fun will be the highlight this Saturday night as the Black Student Union group at UW-Superior will be hosting their annual Soul Food Dinner and program.
The evening gives the campus and the community an opportunity to learn more not only about the Black Student Union, and the African and African American heritage and cultures represented on the UW-Superior campus, but also the chance to connect with new friends and co-workers.
According to the president of the Black Student Union, Yoel Yohannes, this will be a welcoming event. "The Black Student Union is a huge proponent for diversity and tolerance on campus. We support all forms of inclusiveness and promote unity through sharing and enriching our cultures." Yohannes added, "The Soul Food Dinner is the one of the most popular events on campus, usually feeding and entertaining over 200 people, and allows us to share our African and African-American cultures."
Yohannes invites all to attend, "There is no cover charge and we have many performers from campus and even UMD performing including UW-Superior students Armel Gilles Fetue Wafo and Augustin Tegaboue on the Djembe, Arne Nyeck Nyeck playing piano, and a presentation by Nneoma Nwobilor." Also taking part are UW-Superior students Jason Williams, Sharon Williams, and Yoel Yohannes. There will be a fashion show, and a music performance by community members Jake Vainio and spoken word artist Prophetess Naomi Tamar.
Terra Brister is also a member of the Black Student Union and said this event is open to everyone. "The importance of having a Soul Food Dinner is to allow African and African-American students to share their culture with UW-Superior. It gives students of all backgrounds a chance to see into our (African and African-American) culture and it allows us to celebrate our own culture in a campus setting that might not be that diverse."
The Black Student Union meets once a month and hosts plenty of events on campus all year long, but especially in February during Black History Month.
Brister said this student organization welcomes everyone to participate. "The Black Student Union is just simply a wonderful group to meet new people and make friends, regardless of race."
• 2014 Soul Food Dinner
• Saturday, Feb. 22 5-8 p.m. in the YU Great Room
• Free and open to the campus and community
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