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Featured Organization: Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) is an organization on campus that, according to their website, “strives to educate, expand and enhance cross-cultural communication between students of African descent and those of all other race, ethnicity and culture through broadening events and activities.”

In honor of Black History Month, the BSU has many events planned in the near future. On Monday, February 11, BSU will hold a movie night, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services. The organization will be showing “ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America,” a film that traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals. The event will take place at 5:00 pm at the Donahue Café.

On Tuesday, February 12, Professor Bellinger will lead a group on the Black Heritage Trail, meeting at Donahue around 12:30 pm, and leaving at 1:00 pm. On Thursday, February 14, BSU and Suffolk S.U.P.E.R.S. will host and event called “Booty Calls & Hookups” in Donahue 403 at 5:30 pm.

The following week, the events pick up on Tuesday, February 19, with a Soul Food Luncheon at Donahue Café from 1:00-2:30 pm. Around 6:00 pm that night, there will be a dance workshop, co-sponsored by W!CKED. On Saturday, February 23, the Office of Diversity Services presents the 6th Annual Multicultural Summit, which will be held in Donahue Café from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

The month programs end on Friday, March 1, with a “Black & White Affair” dance held in the Hyatt Regency Boston, from 8:00 pm- 1:00 am.

“We put on events throughout the year to provide awareness of African-American culture and history,” BSU President, Geraldin Batista, said. “February is our biggest month… For our organization, it means so much to us. It’s important for us to remember how we got here and to celebrate our history.”

“We would like to make everyone feel welcome,” Batista continues,  “You don’t have to be from African American decent to be a member [of the Black Student Union.]”

For information on the schedule of events this month, contact suffolk.bsu@gmail.com. If you are interested in joining the Black Student Union, contact them via email, follow them on Twitter (@SuffolkBSU), or check out their Facebook page (Suffolk University Black Student Union [BSU]).

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