ASU celebrates Black History Month with Multicultural Advisory Council

Students learn about African-American culture

By Sydney Faison
On March 8, 2019
 

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: From left: Angel Wells, Kameron Dennis and Daisy Osakue show off Black History Month art pieces. The piece Osakue is holding showed dollar bills replaced with the heads of important black figures from history. 

 

 
The Multicultural Advisory Council hosted this year’s Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 26 in the Houston Harte University Center. 
Students and the community who attended the free event had the opportunity to learn about civil rights and African-American culture. Attendants were also offered refreshments.
 “I think events about culture allow people to connect with one another and share different values,” sophomore Sreynuth Nang said.
Books such as “African Americans in the Colonial Era,” and “Privilege, Power, and Difference” were available for students and faculty to check out.
Students could also create artwork and read original or published poetry during the event. Different influential African Americans were pictured on currency in one art piece.
 “The multicultural center provides students with events that allow people to connect with each other and see that we are not that different from each other,” sophomore Dyani Gomez said. 
At the event, there was a display of photos from the Daily Bread Soup Lunch Program. The Wesley United Methodist Church and the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church started the program in February of 1984. The program serves low- and moderate-income individuals, the homeless and people passing through San Angelo in need of a hot meal.
The Multicultural Advisory Council is a diverse group of student leaders that seeks to broaden traditional definitions of the term “multicultural.” The council is comprised of student representatives from the registered multicultural organizations on campus.
“I think it is great that ASU has a Multicultural Center,” freshman Taylor Avant said. “It makes you feel appreciative of the diversity here. I like that they take us minorities in consideration.”
Students can email multicultural@angelo.edu for more information on the Multicultural Center and upcoming events.
 

 

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