Author: Yesenia Jones

Royalty Crowned at 2019 Pan-Afrikan Pageant

As a part of Pan-Afrikan Week’s festivities, the University Activities Board’s Black Students Board hosted their annual Pan-Afrikan Pageant on Wednesday, April 10. The pageant crowned Maayan Eaves, a second-year studying communication with a concentration in media, and Jordan Bullock a third-year studying animal science, as the Pan-Afrikan king and queen.

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‘Snatch the Power:’ Queer Archivist and Historian Visits NC State

On Monday, April 1, the GLBT Center hosted Josh Burford, queer archivist and historian, as their Week of Action keynote speaker. Burford’s background as an activist-turned-archivist followed suit with the Week of Action’s theme of advocacy around intersectional social justice issues. He specifically discussed the history of radical queer activism and the future of queer advocacy work. Burford stated that his archival work stemmed from the lack of queer history in education systems.“There’s an ongoing problem,” Burford said. “Queer people don’t have access to their history. Less than 17% of all students…have access to any kind of queer history. That’s in the entire United States.”

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