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Kenyan Native, Damieanus Ochola, will share some basic skills on how to speak Swahili which is widely spoken in East and Central Africa. Swahili is a language with a lot of borrowed words from Arabic. Its main aim was to promote a common basic understanding and relations in East and Central Africa.
Explore and enjoy portraits and biographies of famous African-Americans. Over 150 original artifacts of memorabilia dating from slavery to current events. Museum will be used as entry points into the importance of knowing and understanding Black History. Time: 2:00 p.m. Presentation of all the artifacts by Kavon Shah Co-sponsored with ASAB and Title V
Professor, Geni Flores, will talk about the community of Blackdom, NM. An African American settlement that thrived south of Roswell from 1899-1929. She will present its development, its glory years, and its demise along with information on what happened to the families who founded it.
Contestants (Male or Female) will given the opportunity to showcase their creative abilities by representing Black Excellence in their culture, heritage, and ancestry. Each contestant will be judged based on originality and cultural knowledge. Contestants are free to express their talents using any avenue they choose, and will also be asked to answer a question pertaining to the competition. The winner will be crowned and sashed as "ENMU Black Excellence 2019-2018", and will receive a scholarship. Kyree Mackey, "ENMU Black Excellence 2018-2019" will be hosting and crowning the new winner. Application deadline to apply is February 8th! Applications can be picked up at the office of African American Affairs.
The Spring 2019 Graduate's Honoring Banquet will be on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. The locations will be in the Campus Union Building Ballroom and this year's theme is Japanese, and its official name is "Hanami". Hanami is a long-standing Japanese tradition of welcoming Spring. It is also known as the "Cherry Blossom Festival". This celebration is about appreciating the temporal beauty in nature and viewing cherry blossoms. Which in this case, we would be celebrating the Multicultural student graduates of ENMU! Each graduate is allowed two free guests, but any additional seat is $15. Graduates must contact the African-American, Hispanic, International, and Native Affairs Departments to reserve their sash and guests. All RSVP's and any payments must be made by April 17- No Exemptions! Cost for faculty and staff is $15.00 per person. Asian menu with entertainment by Japanese Taiko Drummers. This Japanese style performance is powerful drum music with choreographed movement.