Shine, Black Girl Shine

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  • Sisters With Vision hosted Shine, Black girl, Shine on February 17th. This event is dedicated to honor black women for their “outstanding performances and leadership” in various categories at Georgia Southern.

  • As the opening, DJ Skinner played and piano while Megan Bryant sung.

  • The first honoree is Dr. Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble. Dr. Tilicia is a faculty member of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. She is a mentor to students, had expanded the reach to underrepresented students, and researched sickle cell anemia which affects African Americans the most.

  • The second honoree is Coach Anita Howard. Coach Howard is the first African American woman head women’s basketball coach here at Georgia Southern. She has done community service like reading to kids, participating at the food bank, and helping out at Operation Move-In. She encourages her players to put their academics first before playing.

  • The next performance was by Temima Brown and she recited a poem empowering black women.

  • Throughout the event, there was crowd interactions where one of the hosts would ask questions such as “Name an entrepreneur who is a black woman”.

  • The third honoree is Alumna Unique Davis. Before Unique graduated, she was involved heavily at the school. She advocated for underrepresented groups, was a part of ROTC, and did basic training for the Army National Guard while in school. She is currently getting her Masters in social work and completed all these accomplishments before the age of 25.

  • After a little intermission, the Southern Soarettes performed a dance.

  • The last honoree is Chynah Jenkins. Chynah Jenkins is a current student who serves the community heavily. In her organization, Sexual Assault Student Educators (SASE), she educates fellow students about the signs of sexual assault/abuse and advocate for those in underrepresented groups.

  • Sydney Ware was another honoree who could not make it to the event. She serves her community and give underrepresented groups a safe space to say their truths.

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