2018 Fall

Boilerfest New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 23 - 4:00- 6:00 pm - Krach Lawn

Boilerfest is an introduction to the Black Cultural Center, various student organizations, campus support services, faculty, administrators and community groups. Boilerfest is an enjoyable event filled with music, live entertainment, food and fun that also features performances by BCC Performing Arts Ensembles.

Mother of the Dark Water 

Wednesday, September 5 - 7:00 pm - Fowler Hall 

Black Madonnas have been challenging the normative view of Christianity for more than eight hundred years by depicting Mary and Jesus with dark skin. In Mother of the Dark Water, five modern-day black women are inspired by original images of the Black Madonna to challenge the forces in the normative feminist movement that seek to silence their voices and mask their identity.

Free and open to the public. RSVP here to save a seat

23 Annual Global Fest 

Friday, September 15th - 12:00 pm - 10 pm - Morton Center

Presented by the City of West Lafayette, Purdue Convocations, and the International Center of WL. Find out more here

Global Fest celebrates our diverse community and world cultures through music, dance, crafts and international food. Free performances by Séamus Egan Project and Orquesta El Macabeo.

Enjoy and explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays, and international food. Continuous stage entertainment, cultural displays, and children’s activities are among the free activities. New to the festival this year—the inclusion of the 43rd International Food Bazaar, featuring delicacies from all around the world. The beer garden opens at 5pm.

A Conversation with Tarana Burke

Wednesay, September 19th - 6:30 pm - Loeb Playhouse

Tarana Burke, 2017 TIME Person Of The Year, shares the story behind her creation of the viral #MeToo movement and gives strength as well as healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma and/or harassment. Tarana’s powerful story ignited an international movement that inspires solidarity and amplifies the voices of thousands of survivors and advocates.

Free and Open to All. RSVP for a seat here

PU Homecoming 2018

Friday-Sunday, September 21-23

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Boston College Eagles

Hosted by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

The Homecoming game will be Saturday, September 22. The Purdue Polytechnic Institute invites you and your family to join us during Purdue's Homecoming festivities! 

The complete schedule is on the Purdue University Homecoming page.

Ouibache Music Festival: Featuring the BCC's Black Voices of Inspiration

Saturday, September 29 - 12:00 pm – Tippacanoe County Ampitheater

The inaugural music festival will celebrate "American Roots Music". Roots music is a broad category of music including Bluegrass, Gospel, Old Time, Celtic, Jug Band, Blues, Appalachian Folk, Cajun and Native American. Stage shows will feature local, regional, national, and international acts. Music, demonstrations, dancing and all sorts of fun will be going on throughout the festival. There is something for everyone. It's all about the music.

Find out more here

Fall Break Cultural Immersion Tour

Fri - Tues, October 5 - 9 - Memphis TN

The Immersion Experience will be a 5 day domestic excusion to learn about the Civil Rights Movement from a contemporary perspective. During the Immersion Experience, you will have the opportunity to spend time with local experts, vist cultural and historical sites and build community through facilitated discussion.

Exhibition featuring Vinyl Record Artist Walter Lobyn Hamilton

October 1 - October 30
Black Cultural Center - Formal Lounge

Fetured image as seen on "Empire" TV show

BCC Coffee House Performing Arts Ensemble Showcase

Fri, October 19 - 7:00pm - BCC MP 1

Performing Arts Ensemble Showcase will present a glimpse of what the students and artists/scholars in residence have been practicing during the Fall semester.

RSVP's open September 19, 2018

The Colored Museum

Thursday, November 2

Saturday, October 20 - Glen Theater - Gary, IN

An exploration of African-American culture and experiences in a satirical trip through time. The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America. The eleve "exhibits" performed undermine Black stereotypes old na dnew and return to the facts of what being Black means.

CHICAGO: A Cultural Tour of the Windy City

Saturday - Sunday, October 20-21

Visit the Dusable Museum and the Bronzeville community. Founded in 1961 the DuSable Museum preserves and interprets experiences and achievements of people of African descent. The Bronzeville community was second only to Harlem in providing Black cultural gifts to America and the world.

Applications open August 27th.

BCC Friends and Family Day 

Saturday, November 3
Activities immediately following the football game – Black Cultural Center

Stay tuned to a listing of acitivities!

2018 Cultural Arts Festival

Friday, November 30 - 7:00 pm – Stewart Center - Loeb Playhouse

Admission: $7.00 General Public; $5.00 Purdue Students
Featuring BCC Performing Arts Ensembles

RSVP via Loeb Theater Box Office

Art Exhibition "Southern Roots" by Sandra Bridges

December 14, 2018 - March 3, 2019 Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

THIS IS... Sandra Bridges' sentimental journey, a deja vu experience of the unexpected. Reflections and revisiting memories. These paintings are endearing and contemplative. They will draw you into th deep experience of our human condition.

Featured image: "My Daddy was a Mississippi Boy" Oil on Linen 40x30 (NFS)