The most important aspect of these forms of media have a common purpose of education. This surrounds the idea of sobering up non-Black people to the harsh, brutal realities of life as a Black American.
With over 150 clubs and organizations, there are many opportunities for students at the College to become involved on campus and within their community. The College’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization many do not even know exists, provides a community for many students of color on campus.
The Black Student Union sponsored an event on Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100 to host Bonnie St. John, a three-time Paralympic skiing medalist, who spoke to a room full of faculty, students and the local community about the importance of black history.
Students, faculty and members of the local community overfilled Mayo Concert Hall on Feb. 6 to hear two women’s powerful stories of loss, recovery and activism, as they continue to advocate for justice and police accountability.
Bryant K. Smith, also known as “The Human Potential Specialist,” visited the College to deliver an eye-opening and engaging presentation to a crowd of eager students in the Library Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Last year, there were two incidents where a child was attacked by a wild animal. Although the tragedies were similar, the media unrightfully placed the blame on the parents in only one incident due to false stereotyping.
Every year, the College’s Black Student Union hosts a multitude of events during February to celebrate Black History Month. As the month concludes, it is important to recognize that issues of race at the College have long been discussed.