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Black Student Union holds monthly meeting on campus

The BSU held its monthly meeting last Monday. With February being Black History Month, this meeting meant a lot more for the members in attendance.


The meeting began with a round table discussion between the members to discuss the importance of Black History Month. The meeting began with the members recognizing the roles and the achievements of some of the most significant African American figures in history, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. 


The discussion continued with a question and answer (Q&A) between the participants. Some of the questions that were asked included, “What does Black History Month mean to you?” and, “Who is a Black figure alive today that you find inspirational and why?”


The Q&A gave the participants a chance to speak up and provide insight on their experiences with living on campus and living Downtown.


Membership coordinator Keysha Robinson, a junior criminal justice major, said that one of the most important parts of BSU is that it is a safe space for students. 


“Being a part of the Black Student Union, it’s like a safe space for other students of color to get together, and have someone that looks like them, and if they have any concerns, they can come to the Black Student Union and feel comfortable and safe,” Robinson said. 


BSU Vice President Amoriah Selby, a sophomore forensic psychology major, spoke about what Black History Month means to her from a personal standpoint.


“I feel as though it is very important, especially because people don’t embrace the good that just comes with being black in general, the opportunities or just the good side of just showing what you can do despite how society sees you,” Selby said. 


The BSU will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Room on the second floor of the student center. For more information on how to get involved with the Black Student Union, visit their page on PointSync.

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