Sponsored events

Ramptown Underground Railroad Exhibit

Date: January 31 - February 19
Location: Main Lounge, Lee Honors College
More information: In celebration of Black History Month, Western Michigan University presents the Ramptown Underground Railroad Exhibit. This event is sponsored by the Division of Multicultural Affairs, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and Lee Honors College. For more information, call (269) 387-4420.

The History of Black People in America, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights and Black Power Eras

Date: Monday, Feb. 27
Time: noon
Location: Room 107, Bernhard Center
More information: Presentation by Mr. Jamon Jordan, historian and educator. This event is free and open to the WMU community and general public. For more information, please call (269) 387-4420.

Other recommended events

Islam in Global Perspective Speaker Series

Date: January 23 - April 3
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Multicultural Center, Trimpe Building
More information: The Islam in Global Perspectives speaker series calls together experts from a range of scholarly and activist backgrounds to examine how people use Islam as a globalized moral, legal, and cultural system in situations of plurality, minoritization, and social change. The goal of the series is to spark campus and community-wide discussion on themes critical to understanding contemporary Muslim cultures and societies, as well as to foster a network of scholars, activists, and leaders who are located in and around Michigan.

All aspects of this event are free and open to the public. The talks will take place on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Center in the Trimpe Building. Parking is free to all in lots 39 and 100; normal metered parking will be suspended in these lots from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on event evenings. Light refreshments will be provided. Download flyer for more information. For any questions, please contact Alisa Perkins at

Black Love Week

Date: February 10-14
Locations: Various
More information: Please see flyer for more information.