Artistic event celebrates Black History Month at CBU
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2018) - Students at California Baptist University came together to celebrate Black History Month with an evening featuring artistic performances at the Dream Big event on Feb. 8. The United Club and Community Life at CBU hosted the event.
The evening opened with a show of solidarity as students linked arms and paused to reflect on the significant contributions to society by African Americans.
George Martin, director of cultural and commuter programs, said the event offered students an opportunity to reflect on how African American culture has influenced students’ lives. For instance, students performed their own songs, sang cultural songs, played worship music or read poetry.
Danyella Atkinson-Wilder, a student intern for cultural and commuter programs, said she was impressed with the confidence students demonstrated in expressing themselves.
“Students were able to express their unique perspective and do it in their own way,” Wilder said.