BSA starts new tradition

Pictured in row 1 (l to r): David Bean, Antionedra Maupin (BSA vice president). Row 2 (l to r): Marcus Knight, LaKecia Hudson, Canesha Conger (university counsel), Misty Biggers (communications), Benita Walker (speech development), Cosonya Stephens (accounting), Karen Lewis (College of Medicine), Ashley Sawyers (BSA president). Row 3 (l to r): Hope Dennis, Gary Hunter (telecommunications), Shunta Curry (College of Medicine), Anthony Blash (College of Pharmacy), TyiAir Eason.

The ‘Lunch on the Lawn’ provides an opportunity for Belmont’s Black students, faculty and staff to meet and build connections. Each semester the Black Student Association will host the event to create a space for fellowship, food and fun. Sawyers explained the organization created the series to ensure “there is always a space for diversity to be included and welcomed on our beloved campus.”

Maupin said the group hopes to build community through the event. “We established this series so students and faculty and staff can get to know one another, for us to commune together and for faculty and staff to get more involved with our organization. With there always being new students and new hires at Belmont, it gives everyone a chance to know some people who look like them on campus,” she said. “This event is a great way to learn about who all is here and who all is here for the students.”

BSA’s executive board works with Sodexo to curate a menu that includes several meal options ranging from sandwiches to salads. Upon the start of the event, everyone is free to mingle and network.

“Especially after the pandemic distanced us from one another for so long, I wanted to be able to bring us closer (within safe standards),” Sawyers said. “BSA’s goal for the event is to create a comforting space that encourages connection. We want everyone to feel as if they have somewhere and someone to help them thrive during their time at Belmont.”

SHARE THIS POST
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on telegram
Share on pocket

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY

Defendants in Ahmaud Arbery case sentenced

Three White men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery last year in Georgia were sentenced Friday to life in prison, and the judge denied parole to the father and son who armed

Maya Angelou first Black woman on U.S. Coin

Famous author and noted civil rights leader Maya Angelou became the first African American woman featured on the 25-cent coin. The U.S. Mint began shipping the quarters on January 10.

Faith of A Mustard Seed

With so little commentary done on ‘The Meaning Of The Withered Fig Tree’  who could have known that this ‘text led’ view of this scripture, (Mark’s 5th and final occurrence