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Black Student Union Hosts Black History Month Film Screening and Discussion

Fri, 28 February, 2020 at 9:19 am

On February 25 the Cañada BSU (Black Student Union) held their Black History Month event: a screening of the acclaimed film, “The Hate U Give,” followed by a robust discussion and pledge to take action toward social justice. 

BSU members kicked off the event by serving delicious soul food to 30 attendees while they watched the film.  After the film, the members, along with Professor Lezlee Ware, facilitated a discussion around two questions: do you feel that your K-12 education prepared you for college, and have you ever had an encounter with the police, and if so, what was it like for you? 

Finally, attendees pledged a range of commitments, from being sure to get to know individuals in an effort to challenge their own bias, to fighting against racist systems of oppression and advocating for those negatively affected by those systems.

The BSU would like to thank all of the participants and partners who supported the event, either behind the scenes or for their presence alone.  A special thanks to Student Life and Leadership Manager, Michiko Kealoha, Interim Dean Matais Pouncil, President Jamillah Moore, Student Senate, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club, and Trustee Maurice Goodman.      

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