This guest op-ed was written by Hope Dennis. Dennis is the student president of Belmont’s HOPE Council and the chaplain of the Black Student Association. She is a faith and social justice junior. — Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American astronaut who was a woman, once said, “never be limited by other people’s limited imagination.” The truth is, now just as ever, in America we lack Black visibility which is negatively affecting the Black identity. And Belmont is not exemp
The Black Student Association and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program at Belmont are turning Monday’s holiday into a weeklong series of events celebrating equity and education. In addition to Monday’s annual candlelight vigil, a week of WELL Core speakers and community-building discussions will follow to open up campus dialogue on diversity. The week will culminate with a “Black Out” day of wearing black as well as lunch on the lawn with Black-owned food trucks.