Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

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Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center's COVID-19 Response

All GBCC staff are working remotely until further notice. For assistance, please email us at

We at the GBCC and Western Illinois University have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community members are our top priority. Following state-wide guidance, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events through the end of the spring semester. The MCC team has decided that graduation events will move forward in an alternate format.
We will keep you updated regularly, including if and when events will be rescheduled. 

Please visit our social media channels for further updates and online engagement opportunities. For questions about WIU's response to COVID-19, please check the University's website for the most up to date information.  


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 supports all students and promotes student success through cultural awareness, academic achievement, and social advocacy.

The Gwendolyn Brooks 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 by striving to engage and serve participants of varying ages, interests and walks of life.


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.

Contact Info

Multicultural Center Suite 210
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-2220

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