By ALYSSA SOBOTKA
KEARNEY – The African Culture Festival is among events taking place during Black History Month at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
February is Black History Month, and the UNK Black Student Association (BSA) and African Student Association (ASA) are organizing events on campus.
The African Student Association has organized the fourth annual African Culture Festival, which is from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ponderosa Room in the Nebraskan Student Union.
Students from the group will share food, dance and drama from the African culture.
“We tend to allow our differences now to hinder our progress,” said Frank Tenkorang, economics and agribusiness professor and African Student Association adviser. “We (African Americans) want our leaders back home to know that while we are still different we are able to work together.”
The event is free and open to the public.
The African Student Association is vital to demonstrating to UNK students that Africa is not restricted to the negative news seen in the media, Tenkorang said. Educating and sharing African culture with other students is the number one goal of ASA, to allow progress to be made on the basis of the differences of culture.
Black History Month events are sponsored by the Black Student Association, African Student Association, Ethnic Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Division of Student Affairs.
In addition to the African Culture Festival, the documentary “N.W.A: The World’s Most Dangerous Group” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Sisler Room inside the Student Affairs Building. The film will be followed by discussion of relations between police departments and black communities.
Source: Frank Tenkorang, 308.865.8573, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Alyssa Sobotka, email@example.com