The following post is from Multicultural Ambassador, Aaron S. Read more about the Multicultural Ambassadors program at www.tarleton.edu/diversity.
Yannis Banks NAACP Legislative Liaison opened up the forum with why he became involved, which was to impart change that would impact society and the corresponding issues of minorities and people of color. He stressed the importance of advocacy and joining the conversation on important issues effecting us as a society at large and our communities. Vote where you sleep…, get involved locally, let your voice and energy that you bring to the conversation/space be you platform for change. Issues addressed ranged from Trayvon Martin, miscarriages of justice occurring in our country, to mass Incarceration in the age of colorblindness. Student and panel discourse was held in a Socratic method so all felt included and welcome to share. It’s always interesting when the multiplicity of tongues that you have in an academic environment come together to give voice to advocacy and how to go about making positive changes , not only for the advancement minorities but all of our nation’s inhabitants.
~ Aaron S., Multicultural Ambassador
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