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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valdosta State University's Black History Week committee did it again by bringing together the best organizations on our campus to present a week of celebration, service and reflection on our grand history and great progression. We call it SCHOOLDAZE! Cleverly named after the 1988 Spike Lee movie, the committee made it their mission to create the best seven days for everyone in our Valdosta community to take part in.  

The week started off from Sunday, February 16, 2014 at New Life Ministries where the church welcomed our students with open arms to fellowship alongside them and praise under the same roof. On the morning of Monday, February 17 our NAACP Chapter had the pleasure of participating in the VSU on-campus student organizations fair to broadcast to prospective members what the oldest and boldest civil rights organization has to offer. We met with many students eager to learn what they could do for their community and how they may get involved with our powerful movements. Monday night was dedicated to a hot-seated forum called "Kolorblind" presented by VSU's Lambda Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. It presented a platform for many of our diverse fraternities, sororities and student organizations to speak on many unspoken truths such as the much observed topic of race being the central theme for our SGA elections almost every year and racial controversies surrounding the use of the "N' word amongst blacks and other races.

Tuesday, February 18 was a day of pure fun and celebration for our VSU congregation. We had a cookout called "The Reunion" on Palms Quad and was open to any and every one to socialize, jam to the DJ and enjoy good food. There was so much joy in the air as everyone took their mind off of classes for a while and enjoyed dancing and just being in each other's company.

Here is what what we have in store for the rest of the week and we hope you can come out to celebrate with us!

Wednesday, February 19: "Knowledge is Power" Quiz Bowl in Jennett Hall 2211 at 6:30 p.m. Come see your favorite student organizations compete for the title of Black History fact champions!

Thursday, February 20: "Varsity Spirit" Girls and Boys basketball game at the PE complex. Lady Blazers starting at 6:00 p.m. and Men at 8:00 p.m. This will be a BLACKOUT game, so everyone wear your Black Student League sweatshirt if you have purchased one or all black attire.

Friday, February 21: "Family Time" Matinee Movie in Bailey Science Center 3009 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a screening of the movie Fruitvale Station, so bring a friend and enjoy!

Saturday, February 22: "The Big Payback" community service event at Oak Parking Deck starting at 10:00 a.m. Come out and give back to you Valdosta State Community as we wrap up BLACK HISTORY WEEK 2014!

We want to say a huge thank you to all the participating organizations and students who came out to the events this week!
**Don't forget to hashtag #VSUSchoolDaze and take pictures of you and your friends participating in any of these events and send them to us at so we can put them up!**

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By: Morgan B. Matthews
Press and Publicity Chair

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