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Paul Robeson Cultural Center To Host ‘Being Black At Penn State’ Event July 15

Penn State’s Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) will host a “Being Black At Penn State: Our Stories” event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 via Zoom.

Through the lecture, the PRCC hopes to give students a chance to share their stories and work together to create a plan to fight racial obstacles and challenges at Penn State.

Students interested in attending can join the Zoom by entering the meeting ID (956 5707 5685) and the meeting password (613862).

The center created the event as more and more students began sharing their accounts of racial discrimination that occurred on campus. The event also hopes to tackle issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equity at Penn State.

According to its announcement, the PRCC hopes to provide an environment that allows students to feel safe on campus and collectively heal in any way possible. Additionally, it’s asking for students’ input on what it can do to create positive change at the university.

“Our goal is to build a plan so that future Black Penn State students do not have to endure the same racial obstacles and barriers that you all had to go through so far being a Black student at Penn State,” the center wrote.

Located in the HUB, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center typically provides programs and services to students to help promote diversity and celebrate “the diverse perspectives, experiences, and cultures of many underrepresented communities at Penn State.”

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