Day 452 - Black History Day
Thursday, February 25, 2016
We had our Black History Month event on campus today. We had some local leaders on campus today to give some inspiring speeches. Voris Brumfield, who is a candidate for our county Board of Supervisors, led the crowd in a beautiful spiritual hymn, and then Randall Cole, who graduated from our campus before going on to get his bachelor's degree in drug and alcohol counseling, then wrote a book
and speaks before crowds with words of inspiration and motivation. To say it was a great day would be an understatement!
The theme of Randall's speech was about focusing on the positive, rather than the negative. (Sound familiar?)
It was a marvelous event, with good food (pulled pork, barbecue chicken, red beans and rice, collard greens and cornbread) and heartfelt speeches.
I'm so grateful to live in a community where everyone is embraced for their uniqueness and grace in this world where there is so much hatred and prejudice. Let's try to change those attitudes. One step at a time, right?