The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Government Association are coordinating a game show, “Think Fast,” which will take place at 5 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium on Saturday.
The game show was organized as an additional event for Black History Month.
TjohnE, a company that coordinates with colleges on elaborate activities, approached April Napier, director of OMA, to create the game show focused on Black History Month.
“They create games for college-age students to talk about important topics that people don’t like to talk about,” Napier said. “They love to incorporate fun and easiness with those hard topics, which is important, especially at this developmental stage.”
Napier said she encourages people to bring friends to participate in a fun community event.
Students in attendance will be divided into two teams of five people. They will be given a clicker and questions will come up on the large board for the teams to answer. If they get the questions right, they will receive points, which vary with the questions. Some questions will require further explanation or demonstration.
“It’s a chance for everyone to interact with each other in a fun way,” Napier said. “It’s also a chance for people to learn and be educated.”
Arnold Charles, junior political science major from Qasmia, United Arab Emirates and cultural intern for OMA, joined other students in presenting the idea to SGA.
“Not just black people can empathize with the black experience, which is something we intend to share with everyone,” Charles said.
Charles said the game show puts a twist on traditional game shows, focusing on involvement from the audience to encourage participation.
“We want to point more recognition toward the fact the black history is also American history,” Charles said. “And one thing we really emphasize with this event is that this is not an event just made for OMA, this is a campus event.”
Students can participate in the game show for free by arriving at 5 p.m. and reporting the number of team members and names.