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Black History – Bridging The Ancestral Gap

Black History Month

Join us at Olympic College for a Black History event hosted by the Kitsap Black Student Union. This event promises to bridge the ancestral gap with an inspiring guest speaker, Delbert Richardson, who will surely leave you feeling motivated and more connected to our shared history. Make sure to mark your calendar for February 21 2024 and join us in celebrating Black History Month.

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The Colored Museum


January 19 and 20 at Central Kitsap High School Performing Arts Center

Silverdale, WA… The Tony-award-winning play with music The Colored Museum, a riveting theatrical work by American playwright and director George C. Wolfe that redefines our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America, will be presented by Kitsap Black Student Union and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in partnership with the Central Kitsap Performing Arts Center. The play will be performed on Friday, January 19 at 7pm and on Saturday, January 20 at 2pm and 7pm at Central Kitsap High School Performing Arts Center

The Colored Museum explores the contemporary Black experience in the United States in a way that is relevant, thought provoking and engaging, deftly using satire and humor to address serious social justice issues of our day. The play stars a cast of talented high school age students from Kitsap County and is being directed by noted theater professional Lynne Hastings. Organized as a series of museum exhibitions or vignettes, The Colored Museum explores the MLK inspired theme of Social Justice through the Arts, creating opportunities for meaningful dialogue regarding otherwise uncomfortable topics.  

Playwright George Costello Wolfe is a notable contemporary American theatrical talent, with numerous credits and accolades as a director of both film and theater. He won a Tony Award for directing Angels in America: Millenium Approaches (1993), and another for his direction of Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk (1996). He served as Artistic Director of the Public Theater from 1993 to 2004. The Colored Museum received overwhelming critical praise for its provocative subject matter and in-depth exploration of the African-American theatrical and cultural past. The New York Times described Wolfe as “the kind of satirist, almost unheard of in today’s timid theater, who takes no prisoners,” and who “says the unthinkable, says it with uncompromising wit.” Whether you’re a theater lover or simply someone who appreciates art, social justice, or politics, “The Colored Museum” has something to offer.

Kitsap Black Student Union is guided by its mission to provide a safe space to celebrate culture, learn and preserve our rich history while empowering youth leadership through mentoring and community service. The vision of KBSU is to encourage local Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) youth to take pride in our heritage and city while amplifying their voices through social justice initiatives. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is a museum of contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound Region, open 7 days a week, free of admission. Its year-round programs include supporting arts and cultural projects that engage students and youth of greater Kitsap County. BIMA is proud to partner on this project as part of its community celebration of Black History Month.  

· For information about The Colored Museum, please contact Jewel Shepherd-Sampson at (360) 990-3372


For tickets to The Colored Museum at CK Performing Arts Center, please go to the website of Central Kitsap PAC:

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Kitsap Education of Color Conference

Sponsor Packages

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Thank you for choosing to hold a vendor space at Kitsap Education of Color Conference 2023. Vendor spaces give you the chance to talk to people, share marketing materials and connect with people for business and resources.
Vendor Space for Nonprofits $200.00
Designated space at the conference venue to showcase your organization’s work and initiatives.
Opportunity to engage with conference attendees and distribute promotional materials.
Recognition in our event program and on our website.
Vendor Space for Profit $350.00
A designated space at the conference venue to showcase your products or services.
Opportunity to engage with conference attendees and distribute promotional materials.
Recognition in our event program and on our website.


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Rep Your Culture


Rep Your Culture is hosted by Kitsap Black Student Union. 

 A youth led event that focuses on sharing culture from around the world.

 Students are from cultural clubs grades 6th thru 12th. Event includes historical artifacts, history, cultural cuisine, cultural fashions and more. Event is free and open to public.

Date: Saturday July 8th 2023

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Bremer Student Center @ Olympic College

Join Us

Are you interested in staying up-to-date with the Kitsap Black Student Union and its initiatives? Would you like to receive news, updates, and ways to connect with like-minded individuals who support diversity and inclusivity within the Kitsap community? Join our mailing list today and stay informed about our events, programming, and initiatives.

By signing up, you’ll receive exclusive access to our newsletters and updates regarding our community events, meetings, and programs. Through this email communication, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about ways in which you can get involved and support our mission.

We’re excited to have you as part of our community and look forward to keeping in touch. Join today!

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Esquire Hills Got Talent

Kitsap Black Student Union Hosts Talent Show for Esquire Hills Elementary!

On June 22nd, 2023, the Kitsap Black Student Union (KBSU) hosted a talent show for students of Esquire Hills Elementary School in Bremerton, Washington. The talent show was a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their diverse talents, and KBSU was proud to provide a platform for their creativity.

The event was open to all students of Esquire Hills Elementary School, and a wide range of talents was displayed, from singing to dancing, comedy, poetry, and visual arts. 

The event was a huge success, with many students showcasing their skills, and receiving amazing support and encouragement from their friends, family, and the wider community. KBSU is excited about the success of the show and is already planning for next year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Overall, the talent show was a tremendous display of creativity, diversity, and community, and we are proud to have been a part of it.


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Grad Appreciation Night 2023

The Kitsap Black Student Union is proud to announce its upcoming Graduation Appreciation Night, a celebration of the hard work and achievements of graduating seniors from Bremerton High School, Central Kitsap High School, and Olympic High School.

As the school year comes to a close, it is important to recognize the dedication of these students not only to their education but also to their communities. This event will be a chance to honor and congratulate them for their accomplishments and wish them the best as they move forward into the next phase of their lives.

The Graduation Appreciation Night will feature speeches from local community leaders, as well as performances by talented artists from the Kitsap area. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with each other and build relationships that will last beyond graduation.

We encourage all graduating seniors, as well as their families and friends, to join us for this special event. It will be an evening of celebration, recognition, and appreciation for the hard work and dedication that has led these students to this momentous occasion.