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African Night Kicks Off Pan-Afrikan Week 2019

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.

‘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.”

Charlene Carruthers Delivers Womxn’s HERstory Month Keynote Address

On Mar. 19, Charlene Carruthers gave the keynote address in celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month. Carruthers’ speech incorporated the theme of the Women’s Center’s approach to Womxn’s HERstory month—“Our Voice, Our Bodies, Our Stories: Tools for Radical Transformation.” On their event page, the Women’s Center describes Carruthers as a “Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 15 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work.”

Town Hall Proposes, Discusses Solutions for Campus Racial Climate

The Student Government Diversity Outreach Department hosted a racial climate town hall on Wednesday, Mar. 6 in Witherspoon Student Center. Sam Chan, a third-year studying political science and business administration, and Shelsey Hall, a fourth-year studying philosophy and political science, are co-directors of the Department of Diversity Outreach.

Student Media Hosts SBP/VP Debate

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.

Blacks in Wax Brings Black History to Life

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.

Shaun King Delivers Lecture on Social Justice for All

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.

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