Black History Month 2016!
Many would describe February 2016 as the best #BlackHistoryMonthever! The steady stream of relevant pop culture moments from Beyonce’s Formation Superbowl performance to Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance, memorable moments in the White House with President Barack Obama and similarly on Georgia State’s campus with a comprehensive month-long celebration of Black History. In collaboration with Spotlight Programs Board, the Multicultural Center, Black Sophomore Society, Black Graduate Student Association, Peerless Perfexion, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Graduate Association of Student Psychologists with many student volunteers, Georgia State celebrated in style!
Highlights include include the friends of Black Student Achievement Open House, Herstory: Untold Tales of Black Women, Black Lives Matter and State of the Black Union. Black History Month 2016 commenced on February 1, 2016 with an open house celebration where students, staff and faculty fellowshipped over a hot chocolate bar and flavorful cookies. On February 4, the month continued with a poetic tribute of Black women throughout history at Herstory: Untold Tales of Black Women, held in the Speaker’s Auditorium. Students prepared monologues and spoken word pieces to highlight the experiences and contributions black women throughout history. On February 10, Black Lives Matter was an intellectual and probing dialogue which educated attendees about the Black Lives Matter movement focusing on police brutality and related injustices and solutions to strengthening the community. On February 17, the State of Black Union included impressive panels of Atlanta community members and students who offered their perspectives on issues impacting the black community. Student activism, economics and the buying power of Black dollars, resiliency and entrepreneurship were only a few of the topics discussed. Black Student Achievement will host this program again due to its impact on attendees.
Black Student Achievement had an amazing time celebrating Black History Month and would like to thank collaborators and supporters of the programs.
If you would like to be involved with the Black History Month planning committee in 2017, please email. To stay up to date with more exciting programs and announcements, visit OrgSync. Black History is still in the making!