Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Colleen Wright
PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University's Office of African-American Affairs is holding African-American Awareness Week on Monday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 9.
The week will focus on many different aspects of society. Each day there will be a concentration on different people and their professions, including: activists, scientists, inventors, athletes and doctors. Each day will also have a theme, including: Monday, invention, science and medicine; Tuesday, music and literature; Wednesday, civil rights and politics; Thursday, sports; Friday, culture and religion.
Many evening activities will also be offered throughout the week. These include: Casino night in Lincoln Hall at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5; at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Zia Room representatives from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority from Texas Tech University will hold an informational meeting for students interested in becoming part of a Black Greek Organization. To wrap up the week, African-American Affairs has offered to take any students interested to attend the Wagon Wheel game in Canyon, Texas, on Saturday against arch-rival West Texas A&M University.
According to Charlie Reader, student coordinator of the events, the purpose of the week is to make the Eastern community aware of African-Americans current and past accomplishments, and to enjoy fun and culture.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact African American Affairs at 505.562-4914.