Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

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Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the first African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Poet Laureate of Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks. Founded in 1970, the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center aims to promote the cultural experiences of the African diaspora. Social Justice is at the core of our work. The cultural center also provides support services for Black-American, African-American and Native-African students through educational programs; communal and public dialog; collections; exhibitions; and other initiatives, we engage and serve participants of varying ages, interests and walks of life.

Mission

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the first African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Poet Laureate of Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks. Founded in 1970, the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center aims to promote the cultural experiences of the African diaspora . Social Justice is at the core of our work. The cultural center also provides support services for Black-American, African-American and Native-African students through educational programs; communal and public dialog; collections; exhibitions; and other initiatives, we engage and serve participants of varying ages, interests and walks of life.

Commitment

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.

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Contact Info

Multicultural Center Suite 210
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: GBC-Center@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2220
Fax: (309) 298-2094

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