Celebration of Black History Month
I wasn't informed about the event. I sat down on one of the benches to listen. A couple of older Blacks spoke on technology, the prison system, the Black Panthers, education, raising awareness among the youngsters, and self-determination for Blacks. Some of what they said were on point and people should have been taking notes.
However, when I looked around the audience, all of them were over thirty years old. There were no youngsters who needed to hear the talks. They were scattered in the dayroom playing cards, shooting dice, and standing around.
The event to celebrate Black History Month was poorly planned. No one took a leadership role to spread the word amongst the Black population or extend invitation to other people. The well-intentioned event defeated its purpose due to the lack of organization and leadership.
Where is the celebration?