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Ebony Affair 2014: Essence of Excellence

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April 5th | 6pm | Walker Memorial – Morss Hall

An elegant, formal event, Ebony Affair will include a cocktail hour, dinner, musical performance by MIT Gospel Choir, keynote speaker Chris Jones SM ’01, SM ’02, and an open dance floor. With this year’s theme, “Essence of Excellence,” we will reflect on the contributions and achievements of our community throughout the years as well as highlight those who are paving the way for future success and innovation. All members of the MIT Community are both welcome and encouraged to attend. Formal attire is required.

Reserve your ticket today at http://alumic.mit.edu/ebony14 
Ticket Prices:
$15 for MIT students in advance, $20 at the door
$20 for Non-MIT students
$35 for MIT Faculty/Staff, BAMIT Members, MIT Alumni
$45 for Non-MIT Guests
Wanna pay with cash? Stop by our booth in Lobby 10 starting THIS week, 10am – 5pm
Questions? Contact us at  ea_2014committee@mit.edu

#PULSE13: Reviving the Connection

Pulse 2013: Reviving the Connection, our 8th installment, explored the evolution and influence of the Pan-African tradition and culture, as well as the interconnection between the ethnic groups that make up the African Diaspora. The purpose of Pulse is to display all cultures and traditions of the African Diaspora in order to help the MIT and Boston community appreciate how all of these cultures are intertwined. The show will attempts to create awareness of all the positive contributions within the African Diaspora that are not often celebrated. Additionally, it attempts to reveal how much all of these nationalities are connected. We hope to accomplish this theme by exploring visual arts, dance, music, language and literature, and fashion. The acts in the show cross the spectrum of expression, from poetry reading to dance to music, comprising of artists and performers that include, but are not limited to, cultural groups composed of MIT students, MIT faculty, MIT alumni, and the greater Boston community. Also included were creative narrations and visual media gathered from a host of resources in and around the community.  The show is always free and open to all people of the MIT community, as well as all other neighboring colleges and universities.

See here for more information.

Congratulations to Ebony Affair Awardees!!

We would like to say congrats to BSU fam who were honored at Ebony Affair this year! All deserving, great members of our community!

Professor Wesley Harris, recipient of the Ebony Affair Outstanding Advocacy Award

Dean Ayida Mthembu, recipient of the Ebony Affair Unity Award

Victoria Okuneye, recipient of BSU’s Phillip L. Clay Community Service Award

Courtney Lauren Weldon, recipient of BSU’s Shirley Ann Jackson Senior Award

Kathryn Olivia Harris, recipient of BWA’s Lady of Soul Award

Joy Ekuta, recipient of NOBCChE’s Excellence Award

Akara Ambak, recipient of Chocolate City’s CC Star

Christopher Copeland, recipient of Chocolate City’s CC Star

PATH to College, info session on April 11th

The BSU is currently searching for student mentors for their new high school outreach program, PATH, and will be holding an interest meeting and info session on Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in Room 4-231.

Food will be served.  All students are welcome, so bring your friends!

Come join us!

 Wednesday, April 11th from 7-9pm

Room 4-231

Learn more about the goals of the program.

Find out how you can get involved!

Make a difference in the lives of the youth of our community!

PATH is an outreach program for under-represented minority students at disadvantaged high-schools. The objective of the project is to inspire 9th-11th grade students to attend college, to inform them of the college process, mold them into college-minded students, and mentor students through their senior year in order to assist in getting them into competitive four-year institutions.