– Aaleya Waslat, staff
LaurierBrantford student group, Soul is commemorating African Americans and Canadians who have stood up for freedom and human rights.
Soulhas been working toBlack History Month with a theatrical production for students. The members of the group are reminding everyone of who have passed away but left their voice for the African Americanthe world to be able to see freedom and human rights.
“The lub exists to raise awareness in the Laurier Brantford ommunity about lack eritage and more specifically about the contributions blacks have made in society n doing this, it will decrease the negative as well as empower the next generation to drive and eliminate stereotypes” said Niwa Sumary, a devoted member of the group.
In onor of Black History Month, the groupis presenting “a mini-production on February 28to show the transition of the cultures in the past generation to the modern cultures today” says Melody Gentles, who is also a member group of the group.
Black History Month to remind those who contributto the istory of African Americans African Americans who have national, scientific and social as well as political to the whole world.
At Soul successfully put up a booth on Wednesday February , 2012. The students who participated at a prepared game had the to either win aTim Hortns gift card or chocolate. Soul different countries he participastudent would the role of a salve and with a passport would travel from one country to another to be safe. If could answer intellectual questions asked by the , they could travel to the next country hoever made it to the end would receive the gift card.
“We had many students participating and even a professor came to participatesaid Melody Gentles, .
Rashida Forbes, a member of Soul reminds people that Black History Month is important and that anyone can commemorate the accomplishments and struggles of the black community.
“Celebrating black history is not limited to black communities,” says Forbes.
Soul to the honor all the African Americansstudents who passed away through the warss a reminder, that not everyone ha the right .
The objective is to explore and celebrate African black tradition in order to educate the Laurier Brantford community of our rich and diverse heritage” says