Vol State to celebrate Unity Day

 

By Presley Green

Vol State will be celebrating its annual Unity Day, Wednesday, Jan. 31, with a viewing of the movie “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall at 5 p.m.

Diversity bracelets will be handed out in Thigpen Library, the Wood Campus Center, the Ramer Building, and the SRB Humanities Building, according to a flyer about the event.

The viewing will be followed by a reception and panel discussion about life during the civil rights movement in Gallatin, Tennessee in the 1960s, according to Carpe Diem, a website about Nashville events.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Unity Day is a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also the precursor and kick off to Black History Month. It is a day to celebrate our similarities and not our differences,” according to Dr. Kenny Yarbrough.

 Unity Day is sponsored by Communities in Motion and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, students can call 615-230-3461.