To celebrate Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) is hosting The Writes of Passage: Words That Move Generations; an afternoon celebrating black literature, essays, and original works. Our own Erin Aubry Kaplan, Carmalita Jackson, Eric Priestly, Jeffery Martin, Marva Smith, Lena Cole-Dennis and Levy Lee Simon will share poetry, essays, and historic texts.
“Right now, we need to hear words of encouragement from those who came before us and walk among us,” says Tracee Green, Black Student Union Chair. “All of us come from a legacy that is so powerful, so encouraging, and so uplifting that events like this only serve to inspire us to move forward despite the challenges we now face.”
The Black Student Union at Antioch University Los Angeles is a community of learners, who as African Americans, share common bonds, goals, and interests connected to culture and ethnicity. A community within a community, the AULA BSU is committed to the mission and principles of the university while focusing on issues and concerns specific to its members. The goal of the BSU is to establish a network of support, engage in civil discourse, push for social justice, and promote academic excellence on campus. BSU members serve as role models and leaders in our community; operate as professionals in our fields, and as allies to establish inter-sectional bonds with fellow students.