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Cal Lutheran Kicks Off Black History Month with music, dancing, and food

California Lutheran University kicked off Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 2 with a Foodie Friday collaboration between Student Life and the Center for Cultural Engagement and Inclusion. 

The event was hosted in front of the Mail Center and featured live performances by the music group Tamakan Rhythms and Spirit of Oya.

West of Orleans provided food to the first 200 students and 25 faculty who attended. 

“Black, White, Latino, Asian, we are all the same music has no border. When we say Black History Month it’s music that is going to be playing. When it comes to music, music has no language or custom,” Live Music Lead Soso Soro said. 

Along with the live performances, there was also a black history-themed scavenger hunt.

“They’re [Cal Lutheran] taking a good step towards showing students other cultures just like bringing in the other dancers and organizations that are helping out putting this together,” Tesfa said.

The next Black History Month event is the Community Training on Unity, Black Excellence, and Allyship learning event featuring keynote speaker Ramsey Jay Jr. The event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 12:25-2 p.m. with lunch provided to those attending.

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