Black Women in History and Culture: HERstory
February 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM to
February 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Black women from the Columbia community will discuss education, mental health, faith, marriage, future, and relationships. Female students from Douglass, Rockbridge and Hickman High Schools will be writing essays with the hopes of being selected as a scholarship recipient. Two essays will be selected to win a $100 scholarship at this event. The scholarship recipients will be notified on Monday, Feb. 20, and they will be expected to read their essays at the event. The goal of this event is to connect the female high school students with MU undergraduates, MU faculty/staff and Columbia community leaders. Our panelist will discuss the importance of mentoring and apprenticeship to the growth and learning process of young Black women--other topics will include: education, religion, love, influence of family (parents, grandparents, siblings), future goals/career, etc. The opportunity for mentorship is often not given and taken advantage of. Students who attend this event will be able to question the panel about HERstory with the hopes of positively influencing the student's future. We would like for you to encourage any middle school and high school students and/or mentees at any community centers, local organizations, or churches to attend this event. Sponsored by the Office of Access Initiatives & the Black History Month Committee.
Kyrie Graves, 573-882-3330, email@example.com