MSC celebrates Black History Month through poetry event

MSC celebrates Black History Month through poetry event

Justin Topa, Assistant Life, A&E Editor

On Thursday, February 19, the Multicultural Student Coalition hosted a poetry slam inspired by Black History Month.

Students within the Multicultural Student Coalition and other students who attended the event delivered poems written by famous African American poets, works inspired by Black History Month and slam poems. MSC also served freshly baked desserts to those in attendance.

Jaleel Sterling, a senior undergraduate student and member of MSC, delivered a poem titled “Riches”, but added personal touches to the work. He dedicated his delivery to his supportive family and received a number of snaps from the audience for his performance.

Erica Chambers, a Wilkes University pharmacy student, is the treasurer for the Multicultural Student Coalition who helped to organize the event and also participated. She said the event was a success and that the MSC is likely to hold similar events in the future.

“We wanted people to celebrate Black History Month while gaining a bit of culture and background in different forms of poetry,” Chambers said.

MSC is scheduled to host a talent show in March. For more information on upcoming events or to join MSC, students are asked to e-mail president Kayla Rooney via [email protected]