Natural Fest coming to The University of North Carolina- Charlotte
November 15th, 2016, Charlotte, NC –
As a part of the #BecomeTheUnlimited Kickoff Tour, Global Black Student Orientation (GBSO) will be launching its initial weekend of partnerships across the east coast at The University of North Carolina Charlotte with Natural Fest: Charlotte on November 20th from 12- 5pm at the Cone Center. GBSO has partnered with the UNCC-NAACP as well as several other Black-led student organizations to put together an event that will focus on minority women empowerment and shaping positive self identity. This event will also discuss social issues surrounding women and progressive ideas that can be used to combat them.
Natural Fest is set to include Live Music, Food, Art, Guest Speakers and so much more. This event will award the diligent work of Female activists such as Bree Newsome, Tameka Lewis and Ashley Williams. Community Organization Awards will also be given to The Charlotte NAACP, Safe Coalition, Exodus Foundation, International House, YOUniversity Drive and more. There will also be a major vendor fair as well in the Lucas Room of The Cone Center represented by minority businesses and organizations.
Natural Fest will also feature a Women in Justice segment highlighting trail -blazing minority female elected officials, such as District Court Judge, Yolanda Trotman. The Women in Justice segment will also highlight the plight of black motherhood and it's relation to police brutality. Temako Mccarthy whose son, Lareko Williams died due to police brutality will speak on the importance of policies that protect black families and black motherhood.
During Natural Fest, student leader Deandre Collins will be officially appointed as VP of Event Operations for Global Black Student Orientation - an honor in lieu of the hard work and diligence to ensure Natural Fest’s success. Natural Fest Founder, Jeremiah Chapman commented on the appointment, saying “ GBSO is committed to putting on movement building events at institutions in efforts to establish and develop black youth leaders like Deandre across the globe - we plan to identify/deputize 100 more within the next year!”. Chapman also plans to expand Natural Fest in 2017, eyeing Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA.
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.
contact: Deandre Collins
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