The Department of Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Faculty and Staff organization hosted their first Rap N Paint Mixer Event last Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the courtyard of Doc Bryan.
The night consisted of enjoying the latest rap and R&B music as well as expressing cultural arts through painting.
“The paintings were an empowering representation of our black culture. Even though some of the paintings weren’t as good as others, it was a relaxing, fun, and black event,” said Haley Walker, a journalism major from Little Rock.
The purpose of the event was to give a space where black students could interact in a welcoming environment with black faculty and staff members who would be able to share their advice with students, according to DDI’s website.
This event was a success with about 30 students attending. Due to the success of this event, DDI and the BFSO hope to make this event annual.
For more information about events sponsored by DDI, visit their website at www.atu.edu/diversity/.