2022年2月28日
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黑人历史月 and MLK Week Offer Robust Programming to Facilitate Greater Understanding

Wittenberg’s 黑人历史月 programming wrapped up on Saturday, Feb. 26,以心理健康为重点. A collaboration between the Tiger Counseling Center and Concerned Black Students (CBS), “Minds like Mine” featured two guest speakers leading a discussion on “Mental Health in the Black Community.”

Other highlights of the month’s programming included the CBS Walkout reenactment on Feb. 18. 从校园印章开始, 50余名学生, 工作人员, and faculty members walked to Founders Pub in the Benham-Pence Student Center for an open discussion. 三天后的二月. 21, Wittenberg then welcomed marketing expert and industry leader John Shumate, class of 1999 and current member of the University’s Board of Directors, 去学校. Shumate, who serves as vice president of global brand marketing, Champion Brand, at Hanesbrands Inc. 温斯顿塞勒姆的, 北卡罗莱纳地区, discussed how to navigate and network while being Black in corporate America, as well as the importance of making connections in one’s field. 他还为出席者带来了一些礼物.

整个二月,威廉A. McClain Center for Diversity also ran a Black history social media campaign featuring an influential leader in the Black community. Joining the McClain Center in providing content were CBS students, 学生参与办公室, 老虎咨询中心, 以及维滕贝格多样性咨询委员会(DAC).

Additionally, CBS was responsible for developing the programming for Martin Luther King Jr. 从一月开始的一周在威登堡. 17 to commemorate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. CBS hosted several special events designed to start conversations on campus.

The events across the week had an important purpose for CBS in conjunction with remembering Dr. King, according to CBS Event Chair Brooklyn Thomas, class of 2025 from Columbus, 俄亥俄州. They helped to show “students and 工作人员 alike that we are here. 002菠菜网的事, 002菠菜网存在问题, 002菠菜网在改变方面走了很长一段路, 但即使在今天,仍有很多事情要做."

节目中还播放了《002菠菜网》, the critically acclaimed 2014 film about the voting rights march led by Dr. King in 1965 from Selma, Alabama, to the capital city of Montgomery. 这 film would set the tone for the conversations that would take place throughout the week, 包括CBS邀请回来的校友. The event was marked by discussions of change—both within CBS and at the University. Everyone present shared how Wittenberg has changed over time and what changes still need to be made to ensure students feel safe and wanted. 校友 want to continue returning to Witt to support these changes, as well.

Also during the week CBS partnered with the student campus event planning organization, 工会委员会, to invite notable poet Kyla Jenée Lacey 去学校 for a Spoken Word event. Lacey delivered impactful performances of many of her poems on the subject of white privilege, 女权主义, 和更多的. Those in attendance were also invited to share their own work and stories.

本周晚些时候, the McClain Center for Diversity sponsored Breaking Chains during which students participated in an activity to process the social changes happening at Wittenberg and in the world right now. 这, 再一次, was a conversation centered around change and what students and the University can continue to do to make positive changes on campus. These concluding events also focused specifically on allowing people to share their diverse experiences and talk about subjects that they might feel uncomfortable dealing with or on a regular day. Most importantly, while these experiences were shared, the community was there to hold each other up.

正如托马斯说, CBS wanted people to walk away from these events "with all the stress off their shoulders or with a new friend they didn't have before.” Thomas added that there are issues that aren't always talked about without having the platforms like this to do so.

这一周以哥伦比亚广播公司赞助的足球活动结束, where students joined together inside The Steemer to play games, 听音乐, 吃披萨.

CBS hopes to continue providing an outlet for students and 工作人员 to keep having these important conversations so as to make campus a better place for all. Thomas also hopes that by hosting these events and conversations, 其他学生会看到哥伦比亚广播公司的学生为他们而来.

“Whatever they need, they can come to us and know that they have a community. 只有他们让002菠菜网变得强大,002菠菜网才能变得强大."

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