Senator to speak at Black history program

ULM’s Cultural Diversity Council and Office of International & Multicultural Affairs will host “A Black History Program” this Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in Bayou Pointe.

The program is meant to highlight the talent of ULM students and youth within the community.

The keynote speaker is Katrina Jackson, a senator representing District 34 in the Louisiana State Senate.

Jackson is an attorney who lives in Monroe and graduated from ULM and Southern University Law Center.

Gina White, the director of the Office of International and Multicultural Affairs, said that exhibiting cultural diversity is beneficial for the student body, the university and the community.

“We are excited to continue to explore and acknowledge the diverse cultures on the bayou,” White said.

The theme of Black History Month this year is Black health and wellness, in honor of the contributions made by African American medical research scholars and practitioners.

Diamond Green, the president of the Cultural Diversity Council, said this program will raise awareness of unsung heroes that contributed to building of America.