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Events slated for Black Student Union Week

Members of The University of Toledo’s Black Student Union have planned a week of events for #PaintTheWeekBlack that will culminate with the organization’s 47th annual fashion show.

Black Student Union Week begins today with We Are Empowered: A Testimony to the Empowerment of Women, a program designed to uplift and empower the women on campus, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.

A panel of women including Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and UT President Sharon L. Gaber will speak, and three women will be acknowledged for academic excellence, community service, and providing an uplifting spark to the people in the Toledo community.

Additional Black Student Union Week events include:

  • Tuesday, March 22 — Pizza With the Police at 7:30 p.m. in President’s Hall Multipurpose Room. The event aims to create a positive relationship with The University of Toledo Police Department, the Toledo Police Department and the students on campus.
  • Wednesday, March 23 — Wild’n Out UT vs. BG at 7:30 p.m. in Student Union Auditorium. Students from UT and Bowling Green State University will go head to head in an improvisational competition. Tickets are available at Ask Rocky for $3 or can be purchased for $5 at the door.
  • Thursday, March 24 — Rocket Release at 6 p.m. in Student Union Room 3523. Students will discuss current events going on in the world.
  • Friday, March 25 — The 47th annual Black Student Union Fashion Show. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. One of the Black Student Union’s biggest events, the theme this year is “Coming to America” and will include vendors, a place to take photos and a red carpet. Tickets are available at Ask Rocky — general admission is $10 and VIP tickets are $15.

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