On Feb. 28, Student Media hosted the Student Body President debate. This year, there are two presidential candidates, Emma Carter, a third-year studying sociology and international relations, and Alex Obiol, a third-year studying textile engineering. Carter’s vice-presidential candidate is Nicole Teague, a third-year studying business administration. Obiol’s vice-presidential candidate is Lexie Malico, a third-year PhD student studying chemistry.
On Feb. 23, the African American Cultural Center hosted its 12th annual Blacks in Wax Live Museum in Witherspoon Student Center. NC State students and volunteers portrayed African Americans of their choosing and gave a short summary about the figures.
On Monday, Feb. 11, journalist and political activist Shaun King delivered a lecture entitled “Cultivating Community and Creating Social Justice for All” in Talley Student Union. King’s lecture was a part of the Department of Social Work’s 2019 Lecture Series.
The 13th annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) march was held on Feb. 10 and organized by Rev. William Barber and the NAACP of North Carolina. Attendees began the day by marching in solidarity throughout the city and ended on Fayetteville Street listening to a group of speakers hosted by the rally.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, over 50 people participated in an anti-Confederate monument demonstration organized by Smash Racism Raleigh at the North Carolina State Capitol on Union Square. Skye McCollum, a third-year studying political science and communication, is an officer in Young Democratic Socialists of America at NC State and was a main organizer of the demonstration. “We are Smash Racism Raleigh,” McCollum said. “We’re a coalition group that is formed of a lot of NC State students mostly rooting from Raleigh DSA and Young Democratic Socialists of America. We are trying to form a coalition to bring awareness to these racist statues.”
On January 23, Campus Community Centers will join together to host the annual Social Justice January, a day dedicated to teaching members of the campus community about various subjects relating to social justice and activism. There will be four workshops held between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the community centers on main campus. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Buzzwords.”
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the African American Cultural Center (AACC) hosted its annual Kwanzaa celebration in Witherspoon Campus Cinema. Student leaders and staff introduced the seven principles—Nguzo Saba—of Kwanzaa in the order they are celebrated: Umoja, Kujichagulia…