For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeremiah Chapman, Chief Creative Officer

​​Global Black Student Orientation announces Kick Off Weekend Tour in response to current socio-political climate in U.S

​​November 14th, 2016, Charlotte, NC –

Global Black Student Orientation (GBSO) will be kicking off its initial weekend of partnerships across the east coast between Nov.18-20th to marry strategic action, policy  and programming together. This announcement comes in wake of the ongoing turmoil Blacks and other minority groups face across the world. The first stop during this kick off is November 18th at  HBCU Wall Street’s, “From Me 2 We”  in Washington, DC at The Impact HUB from 6-9pm. GBSO Founder, Jeremiah Chapman will be speaking about the importance of leveraging black dollars towards black movement building and vice versa.

The second stop on this Kick Off Tour will be at Harvard University, during the Black Male’s Forum - Harvard/Yale Brunch from 8-11am. GBSO Co-Founders, Mike Anderson (Harvard 08’) and Jeremiah Chapman will address students on the importance of civic engagement and utilizing their talents to help black communities progress.

The last stop of this tour will be November 20th from 12-5pm at The University of North Carolina - Charlotte for Natural Fest, a women's empowerment event series. GBSO has partnered with the UNCC -NAACP  and many other student organizations to bring  live music, food, art and pivotal speakers  to help shape positive self identity amongst black women. Awards will be given to local and national embodiments of #SelfLove - some recipients include activists Bree Newsome, Ashley Williams and Cherrell Brown.

GBSO recently named UNCC -NAACP President, Deandre Collins as the VP of Event Operations due to his diligence and commitment to developing quality programming. Moving forward, GBSO plans to deputize leadership at each institution visited to build synergy and collaboration amongst black students across the globe.

About Global Black Student Orientation(GBSO)

Global Black Student Orientation (GBSO) began as a means to bring together the collective brilliance of Black Students across the world. The current socio-political climate has thrust many black youth to action without a concrete sense of direction. GBSO seeks to advise students on effective programming and organizing in their respective communities.