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Celebrate Black History Month with UMKC’s NAACP chapter

UMKC’s NAACP chapter held this year’s first general body meeting on future events last Monday at the Student Union.

The organization decided on some very important upcoming events that seek to serve the student body and the community.

“In the events week, we start off with education and then move to the fun,” said NAACP Chapter President Demond Miles.

After a warm greeting and brief introduction the NAACP chapter jumped right in to the meeting’s agenda, first on the list was the annual events week.

Upcoming events include a panel discussion regarding the success of minority students in primarily white institutions (Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union, a health seminar (Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6p.m. in the Student Union), a black poetry slam event (Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union), a black Family Feud game night (Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union), and a NAACP retreat on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium.

The UMKC NAACP chapter seeks to provide a space for African-American students in what is factually a predominately-white institution or PWI. It seeks to eliminate discrimination through the assurance of equality in politics, economics, and educational rights.

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