Students debate important leadership issues in the African-American community
|Ebony Clark and Kalifa Waugh|
On February 16, Falvey Memorial Library hosted a student forum on leadership in the African-American community. The panel included Ivan Noisette, Villanova University sophomore and president-elect of the Black Cultural Society; Ebony Clark, VU senior and founding co-chair of Ebony Chats; Kalifa Waugh, VU sophomore and the outgoing social activities chair of the Black Cultural Society; Sean-Tamba Matthew, University of Pennsylvania sophomore and vice-chairman of Penn College Republicans; and Jay Finch, VU sophomore and president of the Villanova Debate Society.
The panel focused on the realities of being a black leader in America today.
Lawrence S. Little, Ph.D., associate professor of history and Africana studies, Villanova University, moderated the discussion. His opening remarks placed the discussion in a historical context. The audience responded enthusiastically to the panelists’ initial comments and subsequent answers to Dr. Little’s queries.
This forum was part of a series of events presented by Falvey Memorial Library this year in honor of Black History Month.
Contributed by Darren Poley; photograph by Laura Hutelmyer