Dr. Delisia Matthews, assistant professor of Fashion and Textile Management in the Wilson College of Textiles, and Dr. Qiana Cryer-Coupet, an assistant professor of Social Work in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences joined students at Witherspoon to present their research on the fashion community known as “sneakerheads.”
e’wel Lucas, the owner of Black Jewels, a second-year majoring in Fashion Textile Management, represents the Black community through her works of art, as many may know, due to her ongoing growth on campus as an artist.
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.
On Monday, April 8, University Activities Board’s Black Students Board hosted Trap N Paint as part of Pan-Afrikan Week in Mountain-Piedmont Ballroom in Talley Student Union. This annual event combined painting with listening to trap music.
On Saturday, April 6, the African Student Union held its annual “African Night” as part of the 2019 Pan-Afrikan Week. Pan-Af Week is organized by the University Activities Board’s Black Students Board.
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.”