Black Student Union Holds First Winter Quarter Meeting

Students play a round of Uno during the meet. (Justin DeMaranville / The Independent)

 

The Black Student Union welcomed new and returning club members and announced its upcoming events at a meeting on January 12 in the Penguin Union Building.

Besides student networking, most of the two-hour meeting revolved around competitive games of Uno games, laughter and an array of sweet treats and savory meats.

Returning BSU member Kenon McCollins, a Communications major, said he heard of the club after asking Clark’s Diversity Center if there was a black student union on campus.

“This is a good impact,” McCollins said. “It’s bringing students together, and not just students of color.”

Transitional Studies Coach Nicole Hopkins said the BSU is a positive presence for students of color and a “place for them to connect and to belong.”

“I also love the fact that they bring a different lens to the Clark College community and a different voice that can bring awareness to great things that are happening in our community,” she said. “They also talk about things that aren’t so great that we need to talk about, like social justice issues, that may not be on everyone’s mind if they are not experiencing it.”

Upcoming events include:
January 17: Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Gaiser Hall Student Center, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

January 18: BSU campus outreach, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

January 19: BSU Club meeting, PUB 257, 4 – 6 p.m.

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