BSU mixer launches Black History Month celebration at GSU

Alijah Boyd, Phoenix Staff writer

Black History month at GSU started off with a sophisticated bang with a mixer hosted by the Black Student Union.

BSU partnered with the Alumni Association to bring faculty, alumni, and students from across the African diaspora to network and establish relationships. There were several speakers at the event such as the Black Student Union President, Vice President, and Treasurer: Michelle Marshall, My’Anna Perdue, and LaSoji Ward, respectively: GSU president Dr. Cheryl Green and Illinois State Rep. Will Davis. GSU attendees were joined by some notable guests including Black student union members from the campuses of Lewis University and the University of St. Francis.

Other events coming up this month for Black History Month:

Feb. 6 – How Do I Belong? Dialogue & Dine, noon – 1 p.m. in the Hall of Honors

Feb. 9 – The Journey to Becoming a Lawyer: Perspectives from Black Legal Professionals, 6 p.m. in Engbretson Hall and livestream.

Feb. 16 – Pass the Mic: Black Love Edition, 6 p.m. in Engbretson Hall

Feb. 17 – BSU presents FNF: Friend, Not Foe, 5 p.m. in Sherman Hall

Feb. 22 – Food for Your Soul, 1 p.m. in the Hall of Governors

Feb. 24 – Alpha Kappa Alpha presents: Pretty in PJs, 7:08 p.m. in Engbretson Hall

Feb. 25 – Blossom: Black History Month Dance Tribute, 7:30 p.m. in Sherman Hall

Feb. 27 – African American Read-In, 6 p.m. in the Hall of Honors

Stay tuned to Jaguar Connection for any event updates.

Event Poster for Black History Month