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February 2021

Black History Month Events

In honor of Black History Month, multiple divisions from Arkansas State University-Newport are coming together to offer a variety of activities that focus on education and involvement. Most of these events will take place through virtual platforms due to COVID-19.

Please see the events below sponsored by ASUN’s Student Government Association, ASUN’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, and ASUN’s Leadership and Community Engagement Division.  

We hope you can join us for each of these events as we work to celebrate black history while also learning from other’s experiences.  

Celebrating Black History

The month of February
On this day in history…
Please look for a daily email highlighting history throughout the month of February in conjunction with Black History Month. These email communications will highlight historical black figures, quotes, and legislative events.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Student Government Association’s Virtual Scavenger Hunt
This virtual event takes place from 5-6 pm through Microsoft Teams and will also honor the lives of Dr. Samuel Kountz, Faye Clarke and Al Hibbler.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Rescheduled from February 17th due to winter weather.
ASUN Black History Month Forum
Join ASUN's Leadership and Community Engagement Division for a Facebook Live event from 1-3 pm. The forum celebrates Black History Month with invited guests from our ASUN campus communities. The panel includes the following:

Dr. Johnny Moore: ASUN’s new Chancellor.
Christopher Cross: ASUN Career Coach at Jonesboro High School and Co-Chair of ASUN’s Diversity & Inclusion Council
Shelia McNeal: ASUN Academic Coordinator and Co-Chair of ASUN’s Diversity & Inclusion Council
Marcus Simpson: AR State Trooper and ASUN Distinguished Alumni
Marcus Woodson: ADWORC Case Manager for Workforce Development

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Student Government Association’s Trivia Night
This virtual event takes place from 5-6 pm through Microsoft Teams and will also honor the lives of Hon. Mifflin W. Gibbs, Milton P. Crenchaw and James E.K. Hildreth.

SGA Virtual Event

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Virtual Movie Night: Selma
Join ASUN’s Diversity and Inclusion Council at 1 pm for a viewing of Selma. The council will also provide a panel forum to discuss the movie and events associated.

Virtual Selma Event

Selma Virtual Event-Participants

Links for each event will be shared through email communication or on the ASUN social media platforms!