Every year during Black History Month (February), UWP students of the Black Student Union host Ebony Weekend. Ebony Weekend is centered around dialogue between people of all ethnicities about the experiences of black persons in the modern day. Entertainment for the weekend long event was provided by stand-up comedian, Ms. Pat. Ms. Pat brought the audience along on the struggles and triumphs of her life through her amazing story telling and sense of humor. As she shared her experiences, she pointed out that people in the crowd may relate to her story a certain way because we all value things differently. Ms. Pat’s upbringing and early adulthood may not have looked “normal,” but who are we to say what normal is? In between the funny stories and jokes, Ms. Pat brought to light the value of having a conversation with those around us. She shared personal examples of how she has been hurt when she hasn’t engaged in conversation and time when her life was changed for the better when she did engage.
Residents for four west in attendance included Gus, Nick, Emerson, Ian, and honorary residents Brandon and Mae. Thanks to BSU and CPR for putting together this event and to Ms. Pat for the great laughs. To learn more about Ms. Pat, her comedy, and her recently released autobiography, follow this link. To learn more about BSU and Ebony Weekend, follow this link.
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