The ASA event Misconceptions of My Black Skin was postponed due to the ice days last week and will take place this Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. in Hart Auditorium.
The goal of the event is to give voice to communities that are commonly misunderstood.
“We believe this event will truly be something powerful. Within the Black population of the world there are three major communities of people: Africans, African Americans and Caribbeans/Haitians,” said Grace-Kelly Muvunyi, junior nutrition major from Rwanda and current ASA president. “Each of these three groups produce men and women that have very distinct cultures that greatly impact who they are and the experiences that they have had.”
The event is free and will offer chapel credit. Muvunyi said it offers an incredible opportunity to understand different cultures.
“This event gives a platform to ACU students from each of these communities to share the misconceptions they have held, the misconceptions others have held against them and the truth they would like the world to know about them, their countries and their communities,” Muvunyi said. “ASA believes that only through understanding can we build community, and that is what this event is designed to do.”
The event is open to all students.
“ASA celebrates and brings awareness to the massive diversity, culture and life of Africa and African people,” Muvunyi said, “but truly the heart of ASA lies in our community, and one thing we want everyone to know is that all people are welcome.”