Welcome Black 2022

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Date: August 29, 2022
Time: 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Student Center- Ballroom
Category: Conference

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) for our fifth annual Wayne State University (WSU) Welcome Black event! Welcome Black 2022 will be held on Monday, August 29th at 3:00 PM in the Student Center Ballroom. Connect with peers, faculty, and staff during this exciting networking event.  Our goal is to help all Black students get connected to WSU campus resources, Black student organizations, Black faculty, and staff at the beginning of the school year.   

Students who attend will leave this event with a deeper understanding of Black culture and a new network of supporters. Students will be able to participate in interactive workshops led by WSU faculty, staff, administrators, students, and corporate supporters. Workshop topics include:  

  • Intersection of Race & Disability – Cherise Frost of WSU Student Disability Services and Kristin Johnston, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at U of D Mercy    

  • Warrior Conversations: Build Community with the Organization of Black Alumni  

  • Cultural Identity of Black Hair Empowerment – with soon-to-be Dr. Trejha Whitfield     

  • Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity (CRIO) Discussion – Dr. Erik Carter of WSU's College of Nursing  

  • Financial Literacy 101 with Facilitator Gail Taylor, Community Manager, Chase Bank 

  • Entrepreneurship Discussion – Chase Bank Representative 

  • McNair Scholars Research Poster Session – TRIO's Zach Morales and Scholars   

  • Jump Start Your Career Through Networking – Maureen Johnson of WSU Career Services  

  • An Interfaith Discussion for the Black Life: led by Aaron L. Henry, Staff with InterVarsity's Black Campus Ministries 

  • Taste of the National Pan-Hellenic Council - led by NPHC Vice President India Pleasant and other Black Greek Student Organizations 

  • Black and Latino Males in Social Work: Opportunities, Impact, and Funding – Lawrence Robinson and Geoffrey Jones of WSU School of Social Work. 

The event will conclude with a Black networking and social event.  Start the semester off right, by getting connected to us at this event!  

All OMSE events are open to all WSU students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and identities.   

August 2022