Talk Tuesday features alumni panel on Georgia Southern integration

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Reporter

STATESBORO — A special Talk Tuesday featuring the first 500 African-American Georgia Southern students will be held Feb. 11 as part of Black History Month.

The Diversity Peer Educators, an initiative by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will be hosting the Talk Tuesday, The Integration of GS.

Talk Tuesdays are discussions held every second Tuesday of each month to discuss current events or social justice topics. What sets this particular Talk Tuesday apart is the groundbreaking individuals who will form this month’s panel, the GS First 500.

Three to seven of these pioneering individuals will be talking about their experiences as the first 500 African-American students here at GS.

Just like last year’s event, students and community members will be able to ask the panel questions along with enjoying free catering from the local SmoQue Pit.

The event will be held in the Russell Union in room 2080 at 5 p.m. This event is organized by Isabel Thomas who is the Graduate Assistant for Diversity Peer Educators and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Fernanda Camacho Häuser, The George-Anne Contributor,