The Black Student Union & Whitewater Student Govt Sponsoring Self-Guided Unity Walk on Tues., 9/15; Preregistration required

Walk Planned Tuesday Sept 15,2020 to Demonstrate Campus Unity

(Press Release, Sept. 14) – The Black Student Union and Whitewater Student Government, have been planning
a Unity Walk in support of people of color who are valued parts of our Warhawk family and the Black
Lives Matter Movement. This event is one of many initiatives this fall, to ensure education, support,
and representation for all Warhawks. In the face of COVID-19 and changing University policy, we have
continued to design the safest event possible in collaboration with campus administration. We are
committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone at the university as well as in the community
and have made changes to the event in order to do so.


The Unity Walk will now be a self-guided walk of no more than 10 at a time on Tuesday, September 15
starting at Perkin’s Stadium. Those interested in the event must pre-register at this link:
https://tinyurl.com/UWWUnityWalk and complete the COVID screening form found here
https://tinyurl.com/UWWScreen prior coming to campus. To ensure social distancing, participants must
register for a time slot, via the event registration, and the walk will be completed at the walkers’ own
pace. Please note, facial coverings and physical distancing are required at all times. Parking will be
free and available in lots 7, 9, and 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no permit required) the day of the
walk.


Supporting our Warhawk family is central to this event. In keeping with President Jody Wentworth’s
message of making good choices, the Unity Walk Reflection portion of the event will now be virtual.
The broadcast will begin at 5:30 p.m. via the Black Student Union’s Facebook page (BSU UWW) and will
include speakers from University and Student Leadership who will gather in limited numbers..
Commemorative event t-shirts can be purchased, and donations made via the registration link
(https://tinyurl.com/UWWUnityWalk); individuals do not have to walk to do so. All proceeds will benefit
the Black Student Union and their scholarship fund for UWW students.


We are grateful for all the support that has been provided for this event, from our campus partners
and Warhawk Community. We look forward to an impactful and safe event.

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