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Students plan to launch social media campaign for Africana Studies

Excerpts from the Daily Egyptian and check out the broadcast interview from WSIL TV:

Students and alumni gathered outside the student center Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to protest the removal of the Africana studies program from SIU. (Athena Chrysanthou | @Chrysant1Athena)

To try to save the Africana studies program from being cut, students are putting together a video campaign to raise awareness and support of the department. …

The possibility it could still be eliminated is concerning to students like Kelechi Agwuncha, one of the campaign’s organizers.

“We want to have campus-wide support and visual support for Africana studies, because we’re seeing a lack in social media support for it,” Agwuncha said. “We want people to know that this isn’t just a college issue, but also a community issue.”

The video will include a montage of faces of all different colors, ages and races, Agwuncha said.

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