Join us for “Your Story” on Saturday, February 15th at 1pm for a panel discussion by Mizzou Black Alumni and a networking reception. Event is free and open to the public. Business casual attire is required. Event is sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
On behalf of the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative, Legion Of Black Collegians Student Government, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. MU Multicultural Center, S.H.A.P.E. and the MU Black History Month Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their support and assistance in making this years Black AIDS Day 2014 event a success. This year we were able to successfully provide free confidential testing to 82 students courtesy of the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Additionally, 29 students opted to take free gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, and several dozen more collected educational information from the event. View photos from the event here.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (aka Black AIDS Day) is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Hosting this event each year on campus is an effort to not only bring awareness to this global issue but to also empower our community here on campus to be proactive about protecting themselves from this epidemic. The more students we are able to get tested and provide educational materials too, the better. Since we’ve started hosting this event in 2011, we have tested nearly 400 students for HIV which is great. We look forward to next years event and your support.
Again, thank you for your assistance in helping Mizzou students “Update Their Status” and helping Mizzou be greater than AIDS!
“Am I Still Black If?” is a forum focused on challenging the notion of what it means to be Black in 2014. It will address topics related to colorism, Greek Life, “good hair”, and suburban, urban, and rural impacts. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 12th at 5:30pm in the GOBCC Large Multipurpose room. The event is sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham black culture Center, The National Pan Hellenic Council, and the Legion of Black Collegians.
Throughout the month of February the GOBCC will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Tiger Pantry. A list of the most needed items can be found here or on tigerpantry.missouri.edu. A drop off bin will be available in the GOBCC or the following student organizations will be collecting items on behalf of the food drive:
National Association of Black Journalist
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
LBC Gospel Choir
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
National Association of Black Accountants
Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative
Black Business Student Association
If you have any questions, please contact the GOBCC at 573.882.2664.