Black Women Rock Week Kicks off Monday

Black Student Union will host the fifth annual Black Women Rock Awards this weekend.

Black Student Union (BSU), an organization that serves as a representative voice of African-American students on campus, will be kick off Black Women Rock Week Monday, a week that will build up to the organization’s annual Black Women Rock event taking place on Saturday, March 19.

The week will include thought provoking discussions, demonstrations, organization collaborations and more in order to pay homage to the experiences that black women face daily.

Here is the line-up for this year’s Black Women Rock Week:

Monday, March 14
Beneath Your Beautiful 
303 Willard
6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15
The Ideal Woman
103 Willard
6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16
For the Love of Hair
203 Willard
6 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
The Wrap Up Move Night
303 Willard
6:09 p.m.

This year is BSU’s fifth year putting on the Black Women Rock event. The event started as a response to the lack of shows/events that celebrated Black women on Penn State’s Campus. Black Women Rock always occurs in March which is Women’s History Month.

This year’s guest appearance for the event will be rapper, musician and song-writer Tink. Award Categories for Black Women Rock include athletics, academics, leadership, humanitarian, motivational, community, as well as faculty recognition.

Black Women Rock takes place on Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. at the Day’s Inn located in downtown State College. Tickets are $15.00 for students and $20.00 for non-students.

Photo Credit: Black Student Union

 

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About Adriana Lacy (64 Articles)
Adriana is from the oh-so-famous town of “Right Outside of Philly,” Pennsylvania currently double majoring in Public Relations and African-American Studies. She is a passionate sports fan, avid reader, and an obsessive tweeter. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about sports and social justice while drinking urban-framed, artisan crafted coffee. A proud black student, Adriana considers herself a social justice warrior and strives to promote racial equality and diversity in her community. Email her at adriana@undergroundvoices.co and tweet with her at @adriana_lacy

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