Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

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The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center provides ongoing cultural experiences, academic enhancement opportunities, and social programs designed to aid in the adjustment of African American students at Western Illinois University. The Center also serves as an important resource in providing cultural enrichment opportunities for Western Illinois University and the region.


The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is committed to helping the campus community adjust to a multicultural and multiracial society without regard to race, age, creed, economic status, or position in life. This commitment is fulfilled primarily through the sponsorship of programs designed to broaden public awareness of African American culture and heritage.


The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC) invites campus departments to submit programs and events for inclusion in the 2018 Annual Western Illinois University Black History Month Calendar. The theme for this year's celebration is "The Doorsteps of Activism" (selected by GBCC's Graduate Assistants).

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center will host a number of programs during the month, including a keynote on Monday, February 5, 2018. Additionally, our office will support the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

We are excited to share the calendar with the campus and the local community in January. As such, we request that all program information be submitted by the priority deadline of December 15, 2017.

Contact Info

Multicultural Center Suite 210
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-2220
Fax: (309) 298-2094

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