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Gospel Explosion, Panel on Student Leadership Mark Black History Month at Duquesne University

Duquesne University will mark Black History Month with two special events for the campus community and the public.

On Saturday, Feb. 19, New Beginnings Ministries will hold the eighth annual Gospel Explosion. The entertainment event, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, includes Gospel singing, step dancing and mime performances by students from Duquesne and other local colleges.

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Africa Room, Dr. Rahmon Hart, director of Duquesne's Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Y'hoshua Murray, graduate assistant in the Office of Multicultural Programs at Edinboro University, will host an interactive panel discussion titled, Black Student Leadership on College Campuses.

Panelists include:

  • Sala Udin, president and chief executive officer of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership
  • Sabrina Saunders, manager of the Office of Youth Policy in the Pittsburgh Mayor's Office and president of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Marvin DeBrose Jr., student editor of The Spectator Student Newspaper at Edinboro University
  • Ernesta Pollard, vice president of the Black Student Union at Duquesne University.

For more information about these events, visit Duquesne's Office of Multicultural Affairs website, www.duq.edu/multicultural-affairs/Welcome.cfm, or call 412.396.1117.

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