Fort Hays State University's Black Student Union, Diversity Affairs Committee, and English Club will host Black Poetry Day at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Cody Commons in the Memorial Union.
It will be an evening of celebrating black poetry and it is open to the public.
Students involved in these organizations will be presenting poetry, PowerPoint presentations and other video material. Participation is open to the public. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Brian Humphrey, Black Student Union president, at (918) 630-4539.
Black Student Union brings about unity among African-American students on the FHSU campus, promotes ethnic and social awareness of issues that impact them, brings about a better relationship between students and the administration, and promotes a higher enrollment of African-American and minority students.
The Diversity Awareness Committee is an internal organizational entity whose purpose is to support and direct FHSU's diversity initiative.
The organization works to provide recommendations concerning the university’s diversity framework, investigate and review issues of diversity, promote a positive attitude toward diversity, and uphold the Statement of Commitment to Diversity.
English Club is an FHSU group that consists of students who love literature, creative or academic writing, or any other aspect of the field of English. Members can participate in activities such as writing workshops, publication of Lines: A Journal of the Arts, service activities, and field trips.