GCU Celebrates Black History Month

(Feb. 21, 2014) Lakewood, NJ—GCU’s Black Student Union will host the university’s Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30pm in the Casino Auditorium.

This year’s theme is 50 Years Forward – A Tribute to the Dream as students celebrate two icons who advanced and awakened the world’s consciousness on issues of social justice, including:

•    MLK_WashingtonDr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader best known for the I Have A Dream speech, given just over 50 years ago when he led over 20,000 Americans in peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.; and
•    mandela1_oNelson Mandela, the civil rights giant who fought against South Africa’s apartheid movement and its racist policies. Imprisoned for 27 years, upon his release Mandela showed the ultimate act of humanity by forgiving his jailers and  directing a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent protests against the South African government.

The general public is invited to join GCU for this special celebration of the legacy and life of both Dr. King and Mr. Mandela. Admission is free to the GCU community and $5 for the general public. For information, contact GCU’s Office of Student Activities at 732-987-2606.