One World multicultural evening to feature Hector Black
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | February 23, 2017 6:35 am
Last Updated: February 23, 2017 at 6:36 am
One World, a student club at Tennessee Tech, will host its biannual Multicultural Evening at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in the Tech Pride Room.
One World is a club dedicated to promoting diversity on campus and in the Cookeville community. The group also strives to educate others about different cultures and foster unity.
Guest speaker for the event will be Hector Neil Black, a prominent Civil Rights leader. Following his daughter’s murder in 2000, Black and his wife worked to save the life of her murderer, fueling Black’s anti-death penalty and peace activism.
Black will speak about his experiences with diversity, race relations at Harvard University, his travels and his life on a “Hippie Farm” with young people from all backgrounds.
The purpose of this event is to share a meal and learn about different cultures in an inviting and accepting environment; a variety of international foods will be provided.
The event will be held in the Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room. It is hosted by One World and sponsored by the Center Stage Series, which is made possible by TTU’s General Education Fund.
It is free and open to the public.
The Tech Pride room is on the second floor of the Roaden University Center, 1000 N. Dixie Ave.