NSC Celebrates Black History Month

NSC students, faculty and staff shared their dreams for themselves, their school and the world at Black History Month event, What is your dream?!

NSC hosted three major events during the month of February to recognize the achievements of African Americans throughout history. The first event was a Black History Month Celebration and Brunch, held on Thursday, February 5, in the Dawson building. Hosted by the Nevada State Student Alliance (NSSA), the brunch included photos of prominent African Americans displayed all around the library to create a sort of art gallery, which allowed students, faculty, and staff to do a gallery walk, play Black History trivia games, and enter to win various prizes.

The second Black History Month event was titled What is your dream?! This event was also hosted by NSSA and held in the Marydean Martin library in the Dawson building. The entire campus community was invited to write down one of their dreams and take a picture with it in front of a Black History Month backdrop composed of legendary figures in the black community. Asked to fill in the blank after My dream is , participants shared a variety of dreams: equality, to stop world hunger, to save people's lives, to make the world a better place with kindness and compassion, etc.

The last event of the month was a celebration of jazz. Jazz is an African American art form which originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, when black and Creole musicians combined the sounds of spiritual hymns and soulful blues, among other sounds, to create a unique and revolutionary new musical genre. The jazz program, featuring jazz quartet, The Shapiro Project, was held in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Building on February 24, and was hosted by NSC's Black Student Organization (BSO) and the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives.

NSC staff members and student organizations continuously plan events and programs aimed at celebrating the diverse nature of our student population. For information on future events, NSSA or BSO, please visit: http://archive.nsc.edu/nssa.asp