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.
The opening of “The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies” exhibition was held on Feb. 11 in Witherspoon Student Center. The exhibition features the artistic works of NC State students, faculty and staff that tell their counternarratives and experiences of self-image and acceptance within higher education and historically white institutions.
The “I Am A Man” exhibit opened in the African American Cultural Center Gallery on January 16. The exhibit offers a collection of artwork and virtual reality experience by NC State students of professors Dr. Derek Ham and Scott Townsend, and the exhibit explores the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike of 1968 and the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. The exhibit will be open until February 4.
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.”